These Fun and Flirty Valentines Cocktails Will Spark Your Evening
Image Credit: She's A Star -The Blue Bar, Taj Palace, New Delhi

We all love a well done cocktail. This boozy drink that’s made with two or more ingredients, get’s its name from the Creole apothecary Antoine Peychaud, drinks that he served in New Orleans. And as cocktails evolved with time, it’s experimentation has always got better with time. 

From bitter to sour to sweet to tangy these cocktails have always enchanted the sense and taste buds. And yes, Valentine’s Day is always a great excuse to sip some flirty cocktails as you get to spend some time with your beloved. 

Queen Letizia by Mixologist Joel Scholtens Lindsay- Taj Palace New Delhi


    90 ml Red Wine

    10 ml Homemade Home-grown Aloe Vera Syrup,

    20 ml Blackberry Purée

    A dash Angostura Bitters

    1 no. Orange Twist

    As desired Sea Salt


    In a cocktail shaker, add the red wine, aloe vera syrup, blackberry puree and angostura bitters.

    Shake well.

    Rim a crystal goblet with sea salt and an orange twist. Strain and pour over the cocktail.

    Garnish with blackberries and serve.

Imperial Strawberry Margarita by Manish Mehta – Bartender at 1911 Bar, The Imperial New Delhi

This is a frozen cocktail


    45 ml Tequella

    15 ml Strawberry- liqueur

    10ml Triple Sec

    5pcs Fresh Strawberry


    Mix all ingredients in a blender with ice and freeze. Serve in margarita glass with sweet rum and garnish with a fresh strawberry slice.

Scarlet by Deepak Khassa- Le Meridien, Gurgaon


    Pomegranate and Thyme infused with Gin - 45 ml

    Dry Vermouth – 15 ml

Method: Still, Glass: Martini, Garnish -Sprig of fresh Thyme


    Muddle a teaspoon of pomegranate seeds with gin and leave to infuse for 2 hours before straining.

    A dash of pomegranate juice will also do the job.

    Add the infused-gin and vermouth to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.

    Strain into a chilled coupe in a martini glass.

    Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.

Guava berry delight -Taj Mahal (Mansingh)

This classic mix of whisky with mint and sugar flavored with our secret vinegar mix.

Method: Shaken and Strain, Glass ware: Tall glass, Garnish Orchid Flower.


    60 ml of Jack Daniels

    1 handful mint leaves

    5g fine sugar

    20 ml of our home made apple vinegar

    10 ml of apple juice


Muddle the Mint leaves

Mix the rest  of the ingredients and shake them well

Pour it in a glass and serve chill.