5 Valentine’s Day Mocktail Recipes That Ramp Up The Romance

Forget the tired cliché that romance requires alcohol. This Valentine’s Day, ditch the drinks and ignite the passion with these delectable Valentine’s Day mocktail recipes, bursting with flavor, intrigue, and natural aphrodisiacs.

Who needs a love potion when you have the power of plants and spices to tantalize your taste buds and stir up the senses? So, raise a glass (or two!) to love, laughter, and unforgettable memories with these stunning Valentine’s Day mocktails.

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5 Valentine’s Day Mocktail Recipes

Pistachio & Cardamom Dream

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Does your perfect Valentine’s Day include cuddling on the couch, with soft music playing, and a dreamy drink in your hand? The Pistachio and Cardamom Dream fits the bill! Creamy almond milk blends with earthy pistachios and a hint of cardamom for a flavor that’s both sweet and intriguing. It’s like a cozy hug in a glass, perfect for winding down after a romantic evening.

Inspired by the ancient legend of the pistachio as an aphrodisiac, this mocktail is designed to set the mood for an unforgettable evening.

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ¼ teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • Chopped pistachios and cardamom powder for garnish

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients except garnish in a blender until smooth.
  2. Strain into glasses and garnish with chopped pistachios and a sprinkle of cardamom powder.

Pair it Up

Pair your Pistachio and Cardadmom Dream with a dessert spread. Think decadent dark chocolate truffles or baklava for a truly indulgent experience.

Saffron and Rose Lassi

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Wish you could whisk your partner away on a romantic getaway to celebrate? Our Saffron and Rose Lassi Valentine’s Day mocktail recipe will transport them to a luxurious escape with its exotic flavors. Silky yogurt is infused with the floral fragrance of rosewater and the subtle earthiness of saffron, creating a drink that’s both refreshing and romantic. Garnish with a rose petal for an extra touch of elegance.

Saffron, known as the “king of spices,” has long been associated with love and passion.

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup rosewater
  • ¼ teaspoon saffron threads
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Pinch of cardamom powder
  • Crushed pistachios and a rose petal for garnish

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients except garnish in a blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and garnish with crushed pistachios and a rose petal.

Pair it Up

Make this drink experience a truly immersive one. Pair your drink with savory Indian dishes like samosas or chicken tikka masala for an authentic getaway without ever leaving home.

Sparkling Ruby Kiss

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Get the party started with this vibrant and playful mocktail! Bursting with juicy grapefruit and tangy lime, it’s like a fiesta on your taste buds. A touch of rosewater adds a touch of floral sweetness, while the bubbly club soda keeps the energy high. Cheers to a fun and flirty Valentine’s Day!

This Valentine’s Day mocktail recipe ramps up the romance with the aphrodisiac power of red ginseng. Our drink blends tart grapefruit, tangy lime, floral rosewater, and a touch of sweetness. Red ginseng, known for its invigorating properties, takes center stage when it comes to adding va-va-voom to your V-Day!

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 1 oz red ginseng tea, chilled (steep 1 tsp red ginseng in 1 cup hot water for 10 minutes, then chill)
  • ½ oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • ¼ oz lime juice
  • ¼ oz rosewater
  • ¼ oz simple syrup
  • Club soda to top
  • Fresh raspberries and mint leaves for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine red ginseng tea, grapefruit juice, lime juice, rosewater, and simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass.
  3. Top with club soda and garnish with fresh raspberries and mint leaves.

Pair it Up

Pair your Sparkling Ruby Kiss with light and refreshing appetizers like shrimp cocktail or bruschetta. Anything stronger will overpower the light notes of this drink!

Golden Glow Mocktail

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Bring the tropics home with our Golden Glow Mocktail. Close your eyes and imagine yourselves on a sandy beach, sipping this sunshine-infused mocktail. Sweet mango and pineapple mingle with creamy orange juice, while a touch of maca adds a subtle warming sensation. Garnish with fresh mint and mango for a taste of paradise.

Maca, a root vegetable native to the Peruvian Andes, has been cultivated for thousands of years not just for food, but also for its purported aphrodisiac properties. Incan legends tell tales of warriors consuming maca before battle to enhance strength and virility, while women used it to promote fertility and overall well-being.

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 1 cup mango juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Sparkling water to top
  • Fresh mango slices and mint leaves for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine mango juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, maca powder, turmeric, and ginger. Blend until smooth.
  2. Strain mixture into a pitcher and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Divide mixture into chilled glasses and top with sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with fresh mango slices and mint leaves.

Pair it Up

A Golden Glow Mocktail teams up dreamily with grilled chicken or fish tacos for a light and flavorful meal. The tropical flavors of the mocktail complement the savory ingredients perfectly.

Honey-Kissed Fig Spritzer

This light and refreshing Valentine’s Day mocktail is infused with symbolism and ancient aphrodisiacs. In many cultures, honey was associated with love, fertility, and passion. Egyptians used it in their love potions, while the Greeks linked it to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Meanwhile, figs have a long and storied history intertwined with sensuality. In ancient Rome, they were offered to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Honey and figs come together beautifully in drinks. The honey’s sweetness complements the earthy, slightly tart notes of the figs, creating a complex flavor profile that tantalizes the taste buds.

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 2 fresh figs, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sparkling water
  • Fresh mint leaves and fig slices for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Muddle the quartered figs in a shaker or small bowl.
  2. Add honey, orange juice, lime juice, and ice to the shaker and shake well.
  3. Strain into chilled glasses.
  4. Top with sparkling water and garnish with fresh mint leaves and fig slices (optional).

Tips: For a thicker consistency, blend the muddled figs with the juices before straining. If you don’t have fresh figs, you can use 1/4 cup unsweetened fig jam instead. For a richer flavor, use infused honey like rosemary or lavender honey. You can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less honey to your preference.

Pair it Up

Get fancy and pair your Honey-Kissed Fig Spritzer alongside mini pizzas with goat cheese, fig jam, and prosciutto. The salty prosciutto and savory goat cheese create a stunning contrast to the sweetness of the honey and figs, while the pizza crust adds a satisfying crunch.

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More Ideas For Valentine’s Day Mocktail Recipes

If you need more Valentine’s Day mocktail recipes or you’re wondering if NA drinks are even okay to indulge in – we’ve got you covered!

Each month we feature drink ideas to let you indulge without guilt or regrets. They can all be found right here.

Our podcast also tackles the tough questions when it comes to what to drink or how to socialize without drinking. Here are a few of the top episodes on those subjects:


EP 64: Reader Question – Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Are they okay?
EP 198: Reader Question – Alcohol-Free drinks? Are they OK?
EP 88: Reader Question – Social Drinking – How Do I Muster the Willpower Not to Drink?
EP 542: Reader Question – Do you serve wine when you host parties?
EP 438: Reader Question – How do you survive the holidays without alcohol?