Fall head over heels for this sweet, tangy, and fruity Love Potion recipe! With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own.
If there is any cocktail that embodies Valentine’s Day, it would be the Love Potion.
It’s super easy to make, looks beautiful, and tastes delicious.
There are a few different variations that go with the same name.
So after some thorough research, we have found a delicious recipe for a romantic Love Potion cocktail you are going to love!
What Does the Love Potion Taste Like?
The Love Potion is red, sweet, fruity, and a bit tangy, the perfect balance for a great night with your loved one.
It contains raspberry vodka and strawberry gin (as the main spirits), strawberry juice, and sweet and sour mix.
Of course, a dash of passion and a generous sprinkle of magic for good measure are always welcomed too.
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make the Love Potion
Strawberry gin — It is pink, sweet, and super fruity. It’s also featured in the Rose Martini.
Strawberry juice — Bottled works fine. But fresh is always best. If you make it at home, make sure to strain the pulp, so you remove all the tiny seeds.
Sweet and sour mix — Store bought is fine. But since it’s that easy and quick to make at home (and cheap!), it is worth it to make it from scratch. Check out our recipe here.
Fresh strawberries and edible flowers — For garnish
Useful Equipment to Make the Love Potion
Cocktail jigger — To measure the pour of each liquid.
Cocktail shaker — To chill and mix the cocktail.
Hawthorne strainer — To strain the cocktail into the glass
Knife and a cutting board — To create the strawberry garnish.
How to Make the Love Potion
1 — In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the raspberry vodka, strawberry gin, strawberry juice, and sweet and sour mix. Shake vigorously until chilled.
2 — Strain and pour into a chilled glass.
3 — Optional: Slice a strawberry thinly and with the tip of a knife to make into a heart. Make 2 hearts for each glass. Pass 2 of them through a cocktail pick. Garnish the glass.
Recipe Notes and Tips
A fun way to serve the cocktail:
For presentation purposes, you can prep the Love Potion beforehand and store it in a fancy potion-like bottle like we did.
Just make sure to keep it in the fridge to ensure it has the perfect temperature when the time to serve comes.
This also means that because you can make this in advance, you can make this in a large batch beforehand.
Can you substitute the raspberry vodka?
If you cannot find raspberry vodka, vanilla vodka or plain vodka works well too in this Love Potion recipe.
What if I can’t find strawberry gin?
If you cannot find strawberry gin, avoid using regular gin since its bitterness will ruin the flavor profile.
So we recommend skipping it completely.
If you want to have an even more chilled cocktail:
Serve the Love Potion with ice in each glass.
We recommend chilling the glasses in the freezer beforehand so that it does not get watered down.
More Drink Recipes Perfect for Valentine’s
- Strawberry and Rose Champagne
- Pink Gin Spritz
- 3 Ingredient Strawberry Bellini
- Baileys Strawberries and Cream Pink Mudslide
Love Potion Recipe
- Cocktail jigger
- Hawthorne strainer
- Knife and a cutting board
- Coupe glass
- Cocktail pick
- 1 1/2 oz raspberry vodka
- 1 1/2 oz strawberry gin
- 3 oz strawberry juice
- 2 oz sweet and sour mix
- 2 strawberries
- Edible flowers
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the raspberry vodka, strawberry gin, strawberry juice, and sweet and sour mix. Shake vigorously until chilled.
- Strain and pour into a chilled glass.
Optional: To garnish:
- Slice a strawberry thinly and with the tip of a knife to make into a heart. Make 2 hearts for each glass. Pass 2 of them through a cocktail pick. Garnish the glass with the prepped cocktail pick and edible flowers.
Don’t forget to share your Love Potion with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes? You can find them all right here, with a few desserts to go along with them.