Wade Cothran | Feb 03, 2021
Love Potion #9: Share the Love with 9 Valentine’s Day Drink Recipes
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and if you’re trying to dream up the perfect date, don’t forget about the drinks. The perfect beverage can add a lot to any celebratory event or meal for this holiday that’s all about love.
Let’s take a look at nine Valentine’s Day drink recipes that will help the love flow.
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- Easy Jungle Juice
- Strawberries and Champagne Margarita
- Mulled Wine
- BrüMate Raspberry Rum Sorbet Champagne Float
- Classic Valentine's Day Punch
- Cherry Whiskey Smash
- Hurricane Party Punch
- Cointreau Cosmo
- Long Island Iced Tea
Easy Jungle Juice
Jungle juice is a fruity and affordable concoction that’s easy to drink, and great for a whole night of celebrating. You can make it once, and you’re set for the rest of the night! If you’re having a few people over for a group date or an anti-Valentine's get together (we don’t judge!), there’s enough here for the whole crew.
Better yet, if you’re heading out to a socially distanced Valentine’s bonfire, bring it with, in your BrüMate BackTap backpack cooler. This baby holds 3 gallons of your favorite drink, so you know you won’t run out. With it’s hardy Partyproof™ design, you can rest assured that it will hold up to the night’s festivities.
- 1 ½ pounds of strawberries
- 3 oranges, sliced
- 750 milliliters bottle of rum
- 750 milliliters bottle of vodka
- 1 gallon lemonade
- 1 gallon orange juice
- 1 gallon fruit punch
- 16 oz cranberry juice
- 1-2 cups club soda (optional)
Start by grabbing your container. Mix up this jungle juice directly in your BrüMate BackTap Cooler or any bowl large enough to hold about three gallons.
First, slice your strawberries and oranges. The great thing about jungle juice is that you can add pretty much any type of fruit -- mix it up with pineapple, watermelon, kiwis and so on to put your own spin on it. Put all your fruit into the beverage container.
Next, pour in the rum and vodka. Since the fruit masks the liquor so well in this recipe, you don’t have to spring for top-shelf brands. (And you might need to watch how much you put in, because this drink will sneak up on you!)
Add the non-alcoholic juices for volume and top with optional club soda.
Dispense drink immediately from your BackTap using the built-in tap or refrigerate in a covered container for up to 12 hours. The longer you let it sit, the more time the fruit has to soak up the liquor. Most of us love the tasty, buzz-inducing bites of fruit at the end!
Serves six to 10 people
Strawberries and Champagne Margarita
Add some fun and sophisticated, southwestern flair to your date, with this strawberries and champagne margarita. The perfect way to serve up this frozen drink recipe is in BruMate’s MargTini, which will keep your drink cold no matter how steamy your Valentine’s Day plans are.
- 10 strawberries, sliced and hulled
- 2 ounces of fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 2 ounces of tequila
- 2 ounces of triple sec orange liqueur
- 4 ounces of champagne or Prosecco
- ¾ cup crushed ice
- Lime zest
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 fresh mint leaves
Use a large glass to muddle strawberries in a shallow bowl and mix in lime juice. Add the tequila and triple sec. For a frozen marg, proceed by putting your mixture in a blender and crush with ice. For an on the rocks marg, throw the mixture in your BrüMate Shaker Pint and shake thoroughly.
On a regular dinner plate, mix the salt and zest a lime. Moisten the rim of your MargTini (or regular margarita glass) with a lime wedge, and rim it in the salt mixture. Then add ¾ cups of crushed ice.
Strain the strawberry mixture over the ice and top it off with champagne. Garnish with mint and a strawberry half.
Serves two people
There’s nothing more cozy than snuggling in the arms of your partner and sipping on mulled wine. Perfect for any romantic occasion, whether ice skating under the stars, spending the day on the ski slopes or on a wintertime walk, the Uncork’d insulated wine tumbler will keep your drink hot as things heat up between you and your date.
- 1 regular bottle of red wine (750ML)
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1-2 oranges, round sliced
- 3-5 cinnamon sticks
- 6 whole cloves
- 3 star anise
- 1/4 cup honey
Making mulled wine is easy. First, combine all of your ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan. Next, put it over low heat until it reaches a simmer, while avoiding a boil. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes on low to medium heat.
Garnish with extra slices of orange and cinnamon sticks. Serve immediately or pour into a heat-locking container, like the Winesulator.
Serves two to four people
BrüMate Raspberry Rum Sorbet Champagne Float
With this recipe, you won’t need Cupid to make the sparks fly. This frozen concoction will have your taste buds swooning -- maybe even more so than your partner.
And remember to keep it classy with a BrüMate Champagne Flute which will keep your cocktail fizzy and chilled at the perfect temperature.
- 6 ounces of rum
- 1 bottle of champagne
- 4 ounces of lime juice
- 3 ounces simple syrup
- 16 ounces of frozen raspberries
- 2 cups of ice
- Sliced lime round for garnish
Combine raspberries, rum, lime juice, simple syrup and ice in a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a dish and freeze overnight.
Once frozen pour champagne into your champagne flute and add a scoop or two of sorbet on top. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Serves two people
Classic Valentine’s Day Punch
Here’s a festive punch recipe that will help you get in the mood for a lovely celebration. This year, skip the traditional tumbler glasses, and get something that will keep your drink fresh throughout Valentine’s Day, with the BrüMate Rocks tumbler.
- 1 ½ cups vodka
- ½ cup triple sec
- 1 liter of lemon-lime soda
- ¼ gallon of punch
- ¼ gallon of cranberry juice
- ¼ gallon of orange juice
Even the most inexperienced can make this loveable punch. Once you acquire all of the ingredients, simply pour them one by one into a large bowl or pitcher. Give them a good stir and pour over ice. You can also consider adding optional champagne or Prosecco to freshen up the flavor.
Serves two to four people
Cherry Whiskey Smash
If you’re searching for something with a little more kick, but that's still fruity-fresh, here’s a recipe for you. Enjoy this cherry whiskey smash out of a Rocks tumbler for a smoother, chiller experience as you enjoy your Valentine’s Day plans.
- 2 ounces of your favorite bourbon
- ½ ounce of simple syrup
- ½ ounce of fresh cherry juice
- 3-5 pitted cherries
- 6-8 mint leaves
- 1 lemon wedge
- Ice cubes
Using your Shaker Pint (or other cocktail shaker!) muddle your simple syrup, cherry juice, pitted cherries, mint leaves and lemon wedge. Add two shots of your favorite bourbon and ice cubes and shake. Strain the smash over rocks in a glass. Nail the little details with a garnish using extra cherries and mint leaves.
Serves two people
Hurricane Party Punch
Another great recipe for a group date is this Hurricane Party Punch, featuring a mix of rum and fruit that is sure to put the crew in good spirits. And the easiest way to keep everyone at the Valentine’s Day gathering hydrated is with the BackTap, which goes anywhere and spouts-out drinks with ease.
- 1 bottle of silver rum
- 1 bottle of dark rum
- 4 cups orange juice
- 2 cup lime juice
- 2 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup fruit syrup
- Oranges, lime and cherries for garnish
- Ice cubes
Start concocting the punch portion of the recipe by mixing all of your fruit juices and the single cup of syrup. Let it chill in the BackTap or refrigerator for at least one hour.
Next, pour six ounces of the punch into a tumbler with ice cubes. Add one ounce of silver rum and stir to combine. Float a half-ounce of dark rum on top. Garnish with the recommended fruit, or try your own favorites.
Serves up to four people
A tasty cosmo can set the mood for both you and your partner. This classic pink cocktail is the perfect beverage to sip on this Valentine’s Day whether you’re celebrating with family, your crush, or your galentines. Keep your date hot, but your tasty Cosmo cold with a stylish MargTini glass.
- ½ ounce of Cointreau
- 1 ½ ounces of vodka
- ½ ounce of cranberry juice
- ½ ounce of lime juice
Grab your shaker, combine the ingredients and give it a strong jiggle for five to ten seconds. Strain the mixture into a MargTini or chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.
Makes a single serving
Long Island Iced Tea
There’s nothing wrong with a classic, and you can’t go wrong with a long island iced tea. Make sure your date-night outfit stays stylish by drinking out of a BrüMate Highball Tumbler with a splash-proof lid to help keep you looking good and feeling great throughout the night.
- ½ ounce of vodka
- ½ ounce of rum
- ½ ounce of gin
- ½ ounce of tequila
- ½ ounce of triple sec
- 1 ounce of sweet-and-sour mix
- 1 ounce of cola, or to taste
- 1 lemon slice
Fill up a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec and sour mix over ice. Give it a good shake. Pour cocktail into your Highball and top with a splash of cola for color. Garnish the long island iced tea with a lemon slice.
Makes a single serving
The Perfect Bru for Your Mate
With these Valentine’s Day concoctions, you’ll have every base covered on your upcoming date. Add in some extra style and temperature control for a hand in making a great impression upon your partner -- no need for Cupid! Just reach for the nearest BrüMate to bring along on your lovers’ excursion, no matter where you and your partner decide to go.