Love Potion for Valentine’s Day

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Going through my recipes looking for ideas for Valentine’s Day I realized one thing.   Apparently I make tons and tons of desserts for Valentine’s Day but I never make any drinks!   I realize we probably drink wine or champagne but sometimes it’s nice to have a pretty cocktail with a nice meal.

Enjoy a sexy glass of this Love Potion made with delicious blackberries.

I wanted to make something red or pink for the holiday but I was having a hard time coming up with something.  My first thought was to add some type of berry to champagne and call it a day but we already do that sometimes so I wanted something different.

After looking in the pantry and the refrigerator I came up with a game plan.  I was going to start with a blackberry simple syrup, figuring it would either be a nice purple color or more of a red after adding other ingredients.  I wanted to add sparkling water to the syrup as the base of the drink.

Mix up a fruity Love Potion for Valentine's Day!

My problem came when I needed to choose a liquor to add to the drink.  My first thought was orange liqueur because I love blackberries and oranges together but that didn’t seem very Valentine’s Day-ish.  Then I thought maybe vodka would be good because it wouldn’t really add any additional flavor and the blackberry could shine through.

While checking out my mini bottles in the pantry I came across hibiscus vodka.  I thought the floral hibiscus would pair nicely with the blackberries and would add a bit of romance to the cocktail.  I mean, who doesn’t want flowers on Valentine’s Day so why not drink them?

Try this Love Potion cocktail recip for Valentine's Day

The cocktail ended up being a beautiful bright pink color and I sugared the rim of the glass with pink sugar.   I added some blackberries to the drink and I was finished!   I really liked the flavor of the cocktail.   It wasn’t very sweet which was nice.  The blackberry syrup adds a bit of a tart and sweet flavor and the hibiscus vodka added a floral note.  It was actually a nice, light cocktail perfect to serve with dinner.

Enjoy a sexy glass of this Love Potion made with delicious blackberries.

Love Potion for Valentine's Day

A light and gorgeous cocktail that has fruity and floral notes but isn't too sweet.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


For the blackberry simple syrup:

  • 3/4 c. water
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. blackberries

For the cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 oz. hibiscus vodka
  • 1 oz. blackberry syrup
  • seltzer water
  • blackberries


  • To make the simple syrup place the water, sugar, and blackberries in a small saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  • To make the cocktail rim a tall glass with pink sugar (optional).
  • Then fill the glass with ice. Add in the vodka and syrup and mix well. Pour in seltzer water, filling to the top. Add a few blackberries to the glass and serve with a straw.


A Hezzi-D Original

Need a fruity cocktail for Valentine's Day? You can't go wrong with this Love Potion!

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