14 Red And Pink Cocktails Just In Time For Valentine's Day, So Let's All Toast To Love

The day has come to celebrate all of our feels via chalky candy hearts and thorny red roses. It's an odd holiday, really. But regardless of the strange traditions, it's important to shower our loved ones with piles of gifts... and Valentine's Day cocktails. Should you decide to avoid the crowds and the overpriced prix fixe menus, there are tons of delicious goodies you can make at home. And the best place to begin is with the booze. Because there's nothing that allows humans to freely express their emotions better than alcohol. Here are 14 red and pink cocktails that even Cupid would love to sip on. So let's raise a glass to the ones we love. Cheers.

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Blood Orange Mimosa

Who says mimosas are morning-only drinks? Plus, if the flavor is blood orange, any time of day is appropriate.

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Bubble Gum Martini

If you never want to grow up, but love the adult beverage perks of aging, this drink from A Cozy Kitchen is for you. Yum.

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Love Potion

And it really works! Well, only because of the vanilla vodka and peppermint schnapps. That combo can put a spell on anyone.

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Blackberry Fizz Martini

The vibrant color and the sugary sweetness make this drink from Climbing Grier Mountain beautiful inside AND out. #DreamDrink

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Strawberry Basil Gin & Tonic

A drink with a classic foundation and a modern sweet twist. Basically the Jessica Day of drinks.

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The Salty Dog

Salty and bitter, yet it goes down smooth. Um… Insert sexual innuendo here.

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Jack Rose Cocktail

Grenadine is probably the best liquid ingredient ever created. When the drinks have grenadine, everyone wins.

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Cranberry Vodka Julius

Remember when you’d head to the mall after school and would spend your allowance on a large Orange Julius? No? Just me? OK. Well this drink is a fancy vodka-infused version that you and your date will definitely enjoy.

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Pomegranate Negroni

The feeling of love in the air and this cocktail with its wintery fruit goodness will turn your SAD cold-weather frown UP. SIDE. DOWN.

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Sweet Cherry Mojito

Made as a summer cocktail, the refreshing mint and sweet cherries in this recipe from Jelly Toast will have you and your love daydreaming about all the beach frolicking you will be doing come June.

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Strawberry Lemon White Whiskey Collins

For some reason, I see this being the preferred drink of Claire Underwood, newly appointed FLOTUS of our Netflix-loving souls. And she’s a badass, so now you will be too.

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Hibiscus Hot Toddy

The rum might burn on the way down, but it’ll be a burn you can’t get enough of.

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Rhubarb Basil Cocktail

Rhubarb is kind of an ingredient bummer, but liquify it and add some basil and vodka, and it’s the prettiest beverage at the party.

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Jelly Bean Cocktail

You had my heart at “Jelly Bean.”

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