The Love Potion is the perfect drink to impress your valentine. Nice, light and refreshing with a crisp cranberry flavor and a gorgeous red color.
What is a Love Potion?
Love Potion Cocktails are essentially any cocktail you can make red. Usually they use clear liquors and red juices. They can be served in anything from a rocks glass to a champagne flute.
This is an elevated cranberry vodka. Adding in that grenadine and orange twist add some extra subtle flavors. The citrus really shows up considering it is just a slide around the rim.
- Cranberry Juice
- Orange Peal
- Grab shaker and put ice in it.
- Put ingredients in and shake.
- Strain into glass.
Gin is a very good substitute if you want a more juniper earthy flavor.
Can I use another juice instead?
Cherry juice works well with this cocktail. Any other red juice would keep to the idea of the love potion.
I would stick to a flavorless one otherwise you are adding a competing flavor. If you do want to try a flavored vodka the best options are berry flavors as they will mix with the cranberry.
Vodka is a very low calories alcohol and bringing in a juice like cranberry with many health benefits makes this a excellent choice whether on a diet or just looking for a healthier option.
The Olive Twist
This cocktail is light and refreshing and let’s the juice shine. You can swap in some cherry or pomegranate juice instead of the cranberry. Squeeze an orange in to give it more of that citrus flavor. If you want to sweeten this up change in some rum for the vodka.
Love Potion Cocktail
- 1 Shaker
- 1 Strainer
- 1 Martini Glass
- 3 ounces Vodka
- 2 ounces Cranberry Juice
- 1 ounce Grenadine
- 1 twist Orange
- Grab a shaker and fill with ice.
- Put Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Grenadine into shaker.
- Shake until well chilled.
- Strain into Martini glass.