Fun & Flirty Cocktail Recipes

Be still my heart…

There are movies, men and moments in life that make a woman weak in the knees, but as the saying goes; “there’s nothing quicker, than liquor.”  All kidding aside words of romance strike whimsical fancy in some people’s book while strumming a chord of cheesy Hallmark moment in another.  Allow the world of fanciful daydream filled with starry nights and fluttering eyelashes collide. 

Whether your chosen moment is Valentine’s Day, Girl’s Night Out, Bachelorette Party or Couple’s Night In, enjoy the moment with a few cocktails that capture moments of love and romance in a fun, flirty sort of style.

Passion – strong emotion, adoration, love, intensely powerful emotion, craving, amorous affection and desire felt by lovers for each other

Passion Rouge – created by Francesco LaFranconi

Cocktail 3 - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin1 measure Premium Orange Liqueur

1 measure Passion Fruit Liqueur

3/4 measure Passion Fruit Puree

3/4 measure Orange Juice

2 dashes Classic Bitters

1/2 measure Egg White

1 measure Champagne

Orange Twist & Grated Nutmeg Garnish

Combine liquids except champagne in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Add champagne. Swirl to blend. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg and orange twist.

Kiss – buss, osculation, smack, graze, butterfly, French, to touch or caress with the lips, especially as a sign of ardor or affection

Cherry Kiss Martini – created by Jim Hewes

2 measures Vodka

1/4 measure Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

Maraschino Cherry

Coat chilled martini glass with chocolate liqueur. Place maraschino cherry in well of coated glass. Pour chilled vodka into prepared glass.

Midnight – bewitching hour when all enchantment begins, temptation arises, enticement wins out and fascinating tales begin to weave charming stories of excitement and pleasure

Between the Sheets

Brandy Sidecar - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin1 measure Brandy

1 measure Rum

1 measure Premium Orange Liqueur

1/2 measure Lemon Juice

Simple Syrup – to taste

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Heart – essence, character, soul, compassion, tenderness, zest, moxie, spirit

Peg o’ My Heart

Batiste Cocktail with Wine Caraffe photo copyright Cheri Loughlin2 measures Dark Rum

1 measure Lime Juice

1/2 measure Grenadine

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Flutter – tremble, oscillate, throb, shiver, flitter, dance, to move quickly, lightly and unsteadily as if with wings

Liquid Joy

Peach Simplici-Tea - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin2 measures Rum

3 measures Pineapple Juice

3 measures Ginger Ale

Build in highball glass over fresh ice. Stir with sip straw.

Love – adoration, rapture, enchantment, ardor, fervor, yearning, fascination, ardent affection, desire felt by lovers for one another

Lover’s Moon

1-3/4 measure Bourbon

1-1/2 measure Macadamia Nut Liqueur

1 measure Heavy Cream

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry. Double recipe to share under lover’s moon.

Smitten – infatuated, stricken, intense romantic attraction, lust

P.S. I Love You

3/4 measure Irish Cream

3/4 measure Amaretto

1/2 measure Rum

1/2 measure Coffee Liqueur

3/4 measure Heavy Cream

Grated Chocolate Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grated chocolate.

Rendezvous – affair, tete-a-tete, tryst, love nest, secretly unite

Ritz of New York

Ritz Cocktail - photo property of Cheri Loughlin1 measure Cognac

1/2 measure Premium Orange Liqueur

1/8 measure Maraschino Liqueur

1/2 measure Lemon Juice

2-1/2 measure Brut Champagne

Orange Peel Garnish

Combine liquids except champagne in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into champagne flute or coupe. Top with champagne. Garnish with orange twist.

Heaven – bliss, ecstasy, rapture, Utopia, nirvana, harmony, elated pleasure

Honeymoon Cocktail

1-1/2 measure Applejack

1 measure Benedictine

2 teaspoons Orange Curacao

3/4 measure Lemon Juice

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

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