Valentine’s Cocktails for Every Relationship Stage
Not everyone loves Valentine’s Day, but everyone loves a cocktail! So no matter what stage of the relationship game you’re, in we’ve got a low-cal libation for you to enjoy this February 14.
If you’re nursing a broken heart or pinning away for the boy of your dreams, whip up the Bleeding Heart. Watch the drink “bleed” as you distract yourself from your ex or fantasize about your Romeo (he'll come around one of these days!).
120 calories, 5g carbs, 2g sugars
1 1/2 ounces pomegranate vodka (or raspberry vodka)
2 tablespoons frozen cranberry juice concentrate
Polar® Pomegranate or Cherry Pomegranate Seltzer
Combine vodka and cranberry concentrate. Add fresh cranberries. Top with seltzer and watch it bleed before drinking with abandon.
Snag a man with the Strawberry Seduction in hand. The totally feminine cocktail is for the girl looking for a little flirty fun, so mix (it up) and mingle.
129 calories, 19g carb, 18g sugars
1 1/2 ounces Voli Original
2 ounces lemonade
2 fresh strawberries
1/2 ounce agave nectar
1 strawberry, for garnish
Mix first four ingredients in a highball glass. Top with Prosecco and garnish with strawberry.
Already a smitten kitten this Valentine’s? Shake or stir together the more masculine Hot and Bothered martini. This one's not too sugary sweet to share with your sweetheart. Plus, we think he’ll like what the name implies!
Hot & Bothered
158 calories, 2g fat, 1g carbs
2 ounces Pinnacle® Vodka
1 ounce olive juice
Olives, for garnish (optional)
Combine vodka and olive juice in a shaker. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with olives.
As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.