Drink Recipes: Six Anti-Valentine’s Day Cocktails From EFFEN Vodka, Cruzan Rum, Jim Beam & More

Dutch Tea

If you happen to hate Valentine’s Day, that is fully understandable, but instead of punching pillows all day or throwing pictures and various other memento’s of your ex into a fireplace, why not enjoy a cocktail or two? While there are plenty of cocktails dedicated to Valentine’s Day there’s also plenty of drink recipes that are a little more anti-Valentine’s Day friendly. Take for instance EFFEN Vodka’s “EFFEN Bitter Truth,” that name alone just screams “Valentine’s Day is for chumps.” And if you’re hoping to make the holiday a little more relaxing there’s also Van Gogh Vodka’s “Dutch Tea” which is a decadent combination of Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka, tea, heavy cream, and sugar.

Personally, I think that if you’re without a boo on V-Day you should celebrate the holiday with friends and EFFEN Vodka’s “Toast Of The Town” is ideal for that kind of occasion. If those cocktails haven’t quite tickled your fancy then I’ve also included drink recipes from Pinnacle Vodka, Jim Beam, and Cruzan Rum.

Dutch Tea – Created By James Labe (Pictured Above)


4 oz. Prepared Numi Chocolate Pu-erh Tea
2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
1 oz. Heavy Cream


Steep one Numi Chocolate Pu-erh tea bag at normal strength with freshly boiled water for three minutes, then remove bag. Add Vodka and stir. Whip cream with a little sugar and float on top. Dust with Powdered Cocoa to garnish.

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Drink Recipes: Sweeten Up Your Valentine’s Day With Cocktails From Canadian Club, Cruzan & Sauza Tequila

I’m not the biggest Valentine’s Day fan but I have to admit that this holiday produces some pretty tasty looking drink recipes. Most V-Day cocktails are on the sweet side (which I personally love) and even the biggest love hater can’t resist a V-Day cocktail made with chocolate ice cream. I’m sure one of the drink recipes below, courtesy of Sauza Tequila, Cruzan Rum, and Canadian Club Whisky, will be sure to sweeten your day.

Love Potion No. 9 (Pictured Above)


3 parts Sauza® Silver Tequila

1 part DeKuyper® Razzmatazz® Schnapps Liqueur

4 parts chocolate ice cream (per cup, about ½ cup each)

Raspberries for garnish


In a blender, combine tequila, raspberry liqueur and chocolate ice cream. Pour into glasses and garnish with raspberries.

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