strawberry bourbon cocktail for valentines day

Valentine’s Day cocktail: Sweet Seduction

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Valentine’s Day is the most romantic of all the holidays. Naturally, that means your food and drink for the day should work to set the mood. And that’s exactly what this sweet seduction cocktail will do. Made with strawberries, bourbon, honey liqueur and a pinch of cayenne, this Valentine’s Day cocktail is best served at the start of your night. You never know what it might lead to…

strawberry bourbon cocktail for valentines day

Romance in a glass

We love this drink as a Valentine’s Day cocktail for a few reasons. First, is the beautiful red color from the fresh strawberries. The second reason is that some of the ingredients are said to be natural aphrodisiacs. That’s right… the fresh strawberries, honey liqueur and cayenne pepper are all supposed to help you and your loved one get in the mood — if you know what we mean.

And the final reason we are absolutely loving this drink is that it tastes just as fabulous as it looks. The bourbon and honey liqueur pair nicely together with the sweetness of the berries and the slight pinch of heat from the cayenne. Pure perfection if you ask us.

valentine's day cocktail

Valentine’s Day cocktail: Sweet seduction

Serves 2


  • 2 ounces bourbon (I used Bulleit bourbon)
  • 2 ounces Bärenjager honey liqueur
  • 4 organic strawberries for muddling plus 2 more for garnishing the drinks
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder


  1. Add strawberries to cocktail shaker and muddle.
  2. Pour in the bourbon, honey liqueur and cayenne powder with ice.
  3. Shake and strain into two chilled cocktail glasses.
  4. Garnish each glass with an strawberry and enjoy!

Whatever your plans for the holiday of love, we hope that you include this Valentine’s Day cocktail into the mix. You and that special someone in your life won’t be disappointed. Cheers!

Meet the Author | Jessica Torres

Jessica Torres is the founder and chief cocktail creator at She always wanted to be a bartender and is finally getting that chance in her own kitchen. When not taste testing new spirits or shaking up cocktails, she can be found working on her food and drink photography, tending her garden or taking a nap. She lives in the biggest little city of Reno, Nevada with her whiskey loving husband, two daughters and a fully stocked liquor cabinet.


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