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9 Valentine’s Day Cocktails To Set The Mood

What’s the perfect pairing for decadent chocolates, luxurious botanical arrangements, and a candlelit dinner to spend quality time together this Valentine’s Day? A delicious craft cocktail, of course! 

A simple bottle of wine is an easy option for a boozy Valentine’s treat, but if you really want to show off your skills, learning how to make an elevated cocktail can go a long way. Whether you’re snuggling up for a cozy at-home date night with your loved one, throwing an epic Galentine’s Day party for your best friends, or just looking for a new skill to set the mood, American Cocktail Club has you covered. Here are nine seductively delicious craft cocktail options for you and your Valentine this year that are easy to make from the comfort of your own home bar. Mix it up this year and get ready to let the sparks fly! 

French75 Flowers & Spice

We’re convinced that nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like a glass of bubbly and gorgeous florals … so we’ve put it all into a craft cocktail that’s equal parts romantic and spicy! This utterly delightful craft cocktail lets you heat things up with a delicious flavor explosion of hibiscus, habanero, and lemon in a sparkly concoction that’s perfect for sharing quality time with your partner. 

The French 75 Flowers & Spice Cocktail is currently featured in American Cocktail Club’s February 2024 Everything Box, an innovative monthly service that can take your home bartending skills to the next level. Each month you can receive a cocktail kit filled with everything you need to make a world-class cocktail from the mind of master mixologist Bob Peters. This month, indulge in the light floral flavors of vodka, prosecco, Hibiscus Habanero Margarita Mixer, and even a dehydrated lemon wheel for garnish. All you’ll need is some lemon and a flute glass and you’ll have the perfect romantic drink to go with the most elegant home-cooked meal in your arsenal. If you already have the bubbly and the vodka at home, you can even go for the No Booze Box option! 

Spiced Bourbon & Cranberry Cocktail

The warm, sweet flavors of Bourbon get a spicy, tart twist with this delicious Spiced Bourbon & Cranberry cocktail. This cocktail kit features enough Bulleit Bourbon, Cranberry Apple Spice syrup, and Volley Spicy Ginger Tequila Seltzer to create 8 of these deliciously spiced drinks. It’s the perfect cocktail for staying shut in together on a cold February date night and cuddling up by the fire. 

Tom Collins Twist Mocktail

Mocktail lovers, rejoice! If you and your partner prefer a booze-free experience but still want to indulge in the luxury of a mixology creation, this mocktail is a great option to elevate your date night. It features the alcohol-free High Rhode by Kin Euphorics, club soda, and simple syrup, plus blackberry sugar salt for rimming and dehydrated lemon peels for garnish. Altogether, this kit makes for a deliciously luxe mocktail experience that gives you all of the (sober) romantic vibes. 

Espresso Martini

The espresso martini is equal parts decadent, boozy, and energizing, so it’s perfect for fancy Valentine’s Day dinner dates that are meant to impress. Learn how to whip up this elegant cocktail at home with our Espresso Martini Box that includes Absolut Vodka, Owen’s Espresso Martini Mix, and dehydrated orange slices for garnish. It even comes with a cocktail shaker so you can make sure your craft cocktail is mixed to perfection! Learning how to master the espresso martini with our kit is a sure way to impress your partner and get ready for long nights ahead. 

Winter Bourbon Cocktail

Planning a sultry, spicy night in? Make sure you have the goods to make this bourbon-based cocktail! With warm notes of ginger and vanilla combined with the smoky-sweet indulgence of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, this deliciously indulgent cocktail will set the scene for all the warm, cozy moments that you’ll share together on this Valentine’s day. 

Earl Grey Hot Toddy 

What’s better than one cozy drink? Two! You can’t get any cozier than an Earl Grey Hot Toddy, an innovative cocktail that combines the comforting, spicy flavors of Earl Grey tea with the sweet and boozy kick of bourbon. We recommend brewing this up, starting a fire, and having a sweet treat on hand to set the scene for a date night to remember. 

Rum, Citrus, & Mango Cocktail

Prefer a fruity, fun drink that will transport your taste buds to the tropics? Try this cocktail that’s the next best thing to a romantic island getaway for two. This tiki-inspired cocktail combines Flor De Cana Rum, honey citrus syrup, and Volley Tropical Mango spiked seltzer for a fun and flirty flavor explosion that’ll transport you to your favorite beach resort. Rim with the blackberry salt sugar, top it all off with a dehydrated lotus root, and get ready to party. 


If you’re looking for a classic drink that screams timeless sophistication for your Valentine’s Day date night, you don’t need to look much further than the Negroni. This drink is a favorite for a reason: it is perfectly balanced and fancy, but it’s also incredibly easy to make with our Negroni Enthusiast cocktail kit! This box features Gin, Campari Apertivo, and Carpano Antica Formula Red Vermouth, plus dehydrated orange slices for garnish. It even comes with a long bar spoon so you can mix your creations to perfection and replicate the opulence of your favorite fancy cocktail bar. 

Vodka, Strawberry, & Basil Cocktail

Serving up some chocolate-covered strawberries for your date night? Take it one step further and have these vodka-based drinks on the side! This kit includes Grey Goose Vodka, Strawberry Basil Syrup, soda water, and dehydrated lemon slices to create a fruity, herby delight for your taste buds. It’s a real treat that’s almost as sweet as your Valentine’s date. 


You don’t need to go to your favorite bar to enjoy a boozy and romantic date night. With American Cocktail Club’s ready-to-go cocktail sets, you’ll have everything you’ll need to set the mood right from your very own home bar. 

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