martini glass with pink cocktail
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5 Valentine’s Day cocktails to fall in love with

Impress your sweetheart (and yourself) with your mixology skills.

Take your Valentine’s Day toast to the next level this year. Whether you prefer a drink with a sweet kick or a non-alcoholic option (Valentine’s Day 2024 falls on a week day, after all) here are five delicious drinks that might as well be love potions.

Dillon’s Love Float Cocktail

A cocktail resembling coffee with ice cream in front of a candy heart backdrop

The ingredients for this just-for-adults ice cream float from Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers can be purchased in a cocktail kit. All you need to do is pick up a pint of your favourite ice cream.

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Rose and Lychee Martini

martini glass with pink cocktail
Photography, Jérôme Galland

This Rose and Lychee martini is a signature cocktail at the Maison ELLE boutique hotel in Paris, France. Garnished with dried rose petals, it’s as fashionable as the hotel bar it’s served in.

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Dirty Beet Martini

A red martini
Photography, Stacey Brandford

Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be sweet and saccharine. For those of you who like savoury drinks, this pickled beet martini is for you.

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Clover Club Cocktail

A cocktail being topped with a fruit leather garnish on a bar top
Photography, Kim Bellavance

This recipe from Vancouver’s now-closed Nox Restaurant is a simple gin-vermouth cocktail transformed by frozen berries, which were used to create a unique berry “foam” and dried fruit “leather”.

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Fruity Agave Mocktail

A dried lemon wheel splashing into a red cocktail in a coupe glass

Casa Madera‘s Mexican-style mocktail is an elegant (and suitably elaborate just-for-Valentine’s Day) alcohol-free option featuring Quebec-made “tequila”.

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