6 Cupid Cocktails Your Margins Will Love

Valentine’s Day is one of those wonderful times of the year when consumers feel an inherent need to go out. Enter your opportunity to upsell your customers with creative cocktails like these ones.  

Change up your menu, elevate your price points and provide something different for your regulars so they feel they’ve celebrated February 14th with some special recipes made by your staff just for them. Everyone’s happy!

Cupid’s CBD Fizz

Build: Place all ingredients in a shaker with no ice for a dry shake for no less than 10 seconds.

Add ice to the shaker and give a final shake.

Pour the liquid into a lowball glass.

Garnish with a rose petal.

The Flirtini

Sold at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa’s 18 Oaks Bar.

  • 1 oz Deep Eddy Vodka Lemon
  • 1 oz Malibu
  • ¼ oz.Agave Nectar
  • Raspberries and strawberries

Build: Muddle four raspberries and two strawberries.

Shake all ingredients together and strain into martini glass.

Down & Dirty Pineapple Martini

Sold at Flame at Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica

Light and refreshing, the pineapple martini is a libido lifting guest favorite at Hedonism II. Loaded with vitamin C (essential to the production of happy hormones,) pineapple serves as a powerful antioxidant helping us look good and feel good. Additionally, the tropical fruit provides the body with thiamine, a nutrient which helps provide the energy needed for an optimal sex drive. Crafted with freshly squeezed pineapple juice, the vodka of your choice, orange liqueur and lime juice, this sweet, yet tart cocktail will certainly satisfy your palate, and help get you in the mood.

Recipe in oz:

  • 1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice

Build:  Shake ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and enjoy!

Spicy Senorita

Sold at VASO at the AC Hotel Columbus, Dublin, Ohio.

Sure to heat things up, the Spicy Senorita is a refreshing and flavorful cocktail with a kick. It’s made with Espolon Tequila, mezcal, apple cider lime, chili syrup and is garnished with chili peppers, an aphrodisiac that stimulates endorphins and speeds up the heart rate.

Build: Shake all ingredients. Double strain over ice in a chili salt rimmed rock glass. Garnish with a single Thai Red Pepper.

Black Magic

Sold at W Punta de Mita, Punta de Mita, Mexico.

Certain cultures believe the aromatic spice, cardamom, is not only a potent aphrodisiac but also helps men in need of a little “pick me up.” W Punta de Mita’s newest cocktail concoction, ‘Black Magic,’ is the perfect refresher when spending some time with your significant other. The craft cocktail features ingredients such as dry hibiscus, activated charcoal, Ancho Reyes liqueur, pineapple puree, and cardamom, which increases blood flow and releases muscular tension. Love potions might not work, but this aromatic cocktail will.

  • 8 raspberries
  • 1 ounce of pineapple puree
  • 1/2 ounce of ginger
  • 5 grams of dry hibiscus
  • 2 grams of activated charcoal
  • 1/2 ounce of Ancho Reyes Liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce of CampariLliqueur
  • 1/2 ounce of Absolut Vodka
  • 2 teaspoons of Licor 43
  • 1/2 ounce of natural syrup
  • 1/2 ounce of cranberry juice
  • 1 piece of cardamom
  • 2 grams of silver pastry dust

Build: First, infuse the Campari liqueur with dry hibiscus, let that sit. Mix the pineapple puree, raspberries, cardamom, ginger and Licor 43. Separately mix activated charcoal, silver pastry dust, and vodka together. Shake and stir the Campari infusion, pineapple puree mixture, Ancho Reyes liqueur, cranberry juice, and natural syrup with ice and pour using a double strainer into an old-fashioned glass with fresh ice. Top drink with crushed ice. Using a dropper top it off with the vodka mixture. Add red and yellow edible flowers and lemon spiral for garnish. Enjoy!

Love & Lemonade

Sold at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa’s 18 Oaks Bar.

  • 2 oz. Raspberry-habanero infused tequila
  • 4 oz. fresh lemonade

Build:  Mix ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass. Serve in glass garnished with chili salted rim and lime wedge.


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