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Love Potion Cocktail – Valentine’s Day Romantic Drink Recipe

This simple Love Potion Cocktail is easy to make and so pretty to look at, too. Imagine seeing two of these cocktails on a table next to a bouquet of roses, how romantic!

Valentine’s day is a special day to show your love of another person in your life in a special way. One way to do this is with fancy cocktail recipes

Pink is such a romantic color. It’s one of the colors of Valentine’s Day, and a popular color of roses. This cocktail is perfect for a night of Valentine’s Day cuddling or a night of celebrating with friend’s on Galentine’s Day.

Today we’ll be snuggling up with our loved one and enjoying this special pink valentine’s day drink – a love potion cocktail.

Valentine’s day is a common day to pop the question of marriage but did you know that there is actually a National Proposal Day? This day occurs on the first day of spring and fall.

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This Love Potion Cocktail is so romantic!

The drink is made from a combination of vodka, peach schnapps and pink grapefruit juice for a yummy flavor and pretty color.

Pink Grapefruit juice is naturally pink in color and gives the drink its distinctive hue.

pink grapefruit, whole and cut.

Peach Schnapps adds a lovely bit of extra fruit flavor to the vodka based drink.Bottle of peach schnapps on a wooden cutting board.

To make the drink, just add ice to a cocktail shaker and pour in all your drink ingredients. 

Give everything a good shake and strain into a martini glass. If you want a brighter pink color, just add a drop of red food coloring and swirl.

Love Potion Cocktail

Ideas for garnishing the love potion cocktail

Finishing the look of this valentine cocktail is super easy. Just place a candy heart into a striped pink straw to garnish the cocktail.

Garnish with a candy heart inserted into a pink straw

Other ideas for garnishing the drink are these:

Strawberry hearts, grapefruit peel hearts, candy hearts, watermelon hearts.

  • Grapefruit peel slices shaped into hearts.
  • Watermelon pieces cut into heart shapes with mini cookie cutters and stuck into the end of the striped spoon.
  • Large strawberries sliced and cut into heart shapes.

This pretty cocktail recipe is simple to make and so pretty and romantic, too. It is the perfect drink to enjoy over a special meal with someone special.

More Valentine’s Day fancy cocktails

Looking for some more inspiration for romantic drinks to share with your loved one? Try one of these on for size.Teddy bear made of roses, pink drinks and heart shaped necklace with words "Valentine's Day Cocktails."

Another day to share this love potion cocktail recipe with your special person is on National Spouses Day – January 26.

If you enjoy making and drinking cocktails, be sure to check out National Cocktail Day and National Mimosa Day for some fun facts and recipe inspiration.

And if you enjoy both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, check out National Beverage Day for some recipes and fun ways to celebrate.

What is your favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s day? Do you have a special drink that you like to share with a loved one?

For another fun holiday drink, check out this Midnight Kiss Cocktail for Easter, or an Irish coffee for St. Patrick’s Day.

Pin this love potion cocktail for later

Would you like a reminder of this romantic Valentine’s Day cocktail? Pin this image to your Valentine’s Day board on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.Pink drink with heart garnish in a martini glass and words "Love Potion Cocktail for Valentine's Day."

Admin note: This post first appeared on the blog in March of 2017. I have updated the post to add new cocktails, more photos, a printable recipe card, and a video for you to enjoy.

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Love Potion Cocktail

Love Potion Cocktail

This simple Love Potion Cocktail is easy to make and so pretty to look at, too. It's the perfect choice to share with a loved one for Valentine's Day.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1½ ounces Vodka
  • ½ ounce Peach Schnapps
  • 3 ounces Pink Grapefruit juice
  • 1 Candy heart
  • Ice cubes
  • Drop of red food coloring (optional)


  1. Partially fill a a martini shaker with ice. Pour in the Vodka, Peach Schnapps, and Grapefruit Juice.
  2. Shake well and strain into martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a pink striped straw that has a candy heart on a tooth pick inserted into the end.
  4. To get a richer pink color, you can add a drop of red food coloring to the drink, but this is optional.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 drink

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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