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Mix a Valentini Cocktail Martini

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Pink Martini Glass

A pink martini glass, the perfect vessel for your Valentini.

What love potion will you be pouring when you're in the mood for love? Try a Valentini, the pink-tinged martini cocktail designed to bring out the passion. This recipe yields 12 drink servings.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Gather Valentini cocktail martini ingredients: Currant-flavored vodka, champagne, raspberry schnapps, lime juice.
  2. Currant-flavored vodka brands that you can use in a Valentini cocktail martini include Absolut Kurant Vodka, Kremly Black Currant, Cristall Black Currant, Georgieskaya Black Currant Vodka, and Danzka Currant Vodka.
  3. Into a martini shaker filled with chipped ice, combine 2 1/4 cups of currant-flavored vodka...
  4. Add 1 1/4 cups of champagne...
  5. It's okay to use an inexpensive champagne in a Valentini cocktail martini such as Freixenet. If you like things on the sweet side, substitute an Asti sparkling wine.
  6. Pour in 3/4 of a cup of raspberry schnapps...
  7. DeKuyper, Hiram Walker, Tambourine Mountain, Teichenne, and Phillips all produce raspberry schnapps.
  8. Add 1/4 of a cup of freshly squeezed limes.
  9. Shake vigorously.
  10. Strain ingredients.
  11. Pour Valentini cocktail into martini glasses.
  12. Garnish Valentini with a lime sliver or edible rose petal.
  13. Toast one another, and take a sip of the drink.
  14. Kiss.
  15. Repeat steps 13 and 14.

Tips:

  1. Know your limit, and don't exceed it.
  2. Don't drink and drive.
  3. Use this recipe year-round for seduction.

What You Need

  • Currant vodka
  • Champagne
  • Raspberry Schnapps
  • Limes
  • Ice
  • Martini Shaker
  • Rose Petals
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