DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, Melissa Moreno offers Valentine's Day cocktails.

Valentine’s Day is the ultimate day for taking a shot on love ~ from planning the perfect date to finding the gift your partner will cherish. One thing that doesn’t have to be stressful, thanks to Hornitos Tequila, is crafting the ideal cocktails to celebrate. For those looking to get in touch with their nice side, the Love Potion featuring Hornitos Cristalino is both festive and sweet. Those feeling a bit mischievous, can opt for a Spicy Paloma featuring smoky whiskey barrel-aged Hornitos Black Barrel. So, take your pick of the cocktail recipes below, choose the one closest to your heart or choose both! Happy Valentine's Day!


Spicy Paloma

  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
  • ¾ part fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
  • ¾ part fresh lime juice
  • ½ part agave syrup
  • Jalapeño
  • Grapefruit

Preparation: Lightly muddle ¼ grapefruit and 4 slices jalapeño in a shaker. Combine remainder of ingredients into the shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.


Love Potion

  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos Cristalino
  • 3 parts cranberry juice
  • ½ part lemon juice

Preparation: Combine ingredients in a highball glass over fresh ice and serve.