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Red Hot Cocktails to Mix for Her this Valentine's Day

There's nothing sexier than a man who knows his way around a kitchen. And if he can mix up a delicious cocktail? That's even better.

Whether you're planning a fancy night out, or keeping it intimate and sexy at home, mixing up a delicious cocktail to enjoy before dinner is a suave and romantic touch for your Valentine's Day together.

Each of these recipes is fruity and delicious, and will appeal to even the pickiest of drinkers. With the right alcohol, liqueur, fruit and garnish, playing mixologist takes a little effort -- but the "wow" factor goes a long way. So make one of these for your Valentine to really impress her during your special date.

  • First Kiss Punch

    This fruity punch recipe from. A Beautiful Mess is perfect to make in a big batch. With sweet flavors of pineapple, raspberry and grapefruit with a dash of bitters and grenadine, this drink is ideal for the lady who loves sweet cocktails.

  • Jack Rose Cocktail

    The pomegranate cocktail harkens back to the '20s, when cocktails were glamorous and very, very strong. This recipe from Smith and Raltiff calls for Applejack, which is delicious but potent. So be careful how many you serve and drink!

  • Blackberry Chocolate Kiss

    Fresh muddled blackberries and a chocolate rim make this dark and sexy drink from. Hello Lately a good before or after-dinner sipper. The presentation is also too good to pass up.

  • Blackberry Chocolate Kiss

    Bellini isn't just for brunch anymore. This sweet sparkling wine recipe from. Le Partie Sugar proves that the simplest ingredients make the best cocktails. Add some fresh-squeezed blood orange juice and simple syrup to Prosecco for this delectable drink.

  • Black Cherry Blush Champagne Cocktail

    Our Black Cherry Blush recipe combines the sweet tastes of black cherry juice, raspberry liqueur and some chilled champagne. It's a sweet and sexy cocktail that's ideal to sip on before dinner.

  • Gin & Pomegranate Love Potion

    Fresh pomegranate syrup and pom seeds made this fizzy drink the perfect red color for your Valentine. The recipe from Blue Bird calls for gin, sparkling water, lime wedges and some fresh pomegranate syrup. It's so easy to mix up, and tastes delicious and refreshing.

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