Liquor recipes: Love potions

Give Cupid a hand with these lovely local liquor recipes

Fall in love this Valentine’s Day. Whether it be with a new romance, a lifelong partner or with yourself, celebrate the season of love with a cocktail created by one of our local distilleries. Cheers to love.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Drink Recipe - Hilton Head Distillery

Hilton Head Distillery – Chocolate-Covered Strawberry

Cupid’s on his way, and it looks like he’s bringing drinks! This love potion is a go-to for any Valentine’s Day celebration. Just don’t forget your strawberry puree or syrup for a pink hue to keep your drinking festive.


2 ounces HHD Island Cream Rum

1 ounce HHD Platinum Rum

0.7 ounce crème de cacao

1 ounce strawberry puree (or syrup)

3 dashes cacao bitters


Combine ingredients over ice and shake. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings and a strawberry.

Cupid’s Arrow Drink Recipe - Burnt Church Distillery

Burnt Church Distillery – Cupid’s Arrow

You’re not wearing rose-colored glasses — that really is a perfectly pink cocktail. With a splash of cold-brew coffee, this drink will leave you feeling, dare we say, rosy.


1 1/2 ounces Saint Sippin’ Raspberry Moonshine

1/2 ounce cold brew coffee

1/2 ounce simple syrup

2 dashes of chocolate bitters


Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with two raspberries.

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