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10 Valentine's Day Food and Cocktail Recipes

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Whether you're spending this Valentine's Day with your BFFs, significant other, fur baby, family or other, one thing's for sure;

There's no better way to show your love and appreciation for others than through the gift of food (and drink)!

There's no better way to show your love and appreciation for others than through the gift of food (and drink)!

We've rounded up our top 10 must-try Valentine's Day recipes, from grilled cheese and tomato soup, to heart shaped pizzas and homemade chocolate fondue. Plus, we've also included fun and flirty drink pairings for each dish as an added cherry (or rather, cocktail) on top.

We've rounded up our top 10 must-try Valentine's Day recipes, from grilled cheese and tomato soup, to heart shaped pizzas and homemade chocolate fondue. Plus, we've also included fun and flirty drink pairings for each dish as an added cherry (or rather, cocktail) on top.

1. Heart-Shaped French Toast and Sugared Cranberry Mimosa

Photo/recipe source: Happy Hooligans (left), The Cookie Rookie (right)

1. Heart-Shaped French Toast and Sugared Cranberry Mimosa

Photo/recipe source: Happy Hooligans (left), The Cookie Rookie (right)

Valentine's Day falls on a Friday this year, which is perfect for this first recipe. Start the weekend with a hearty breakfast of Heart-Shaped French Toast and Sugared Cranberry Mimosas. Sure, this meal might be more candy than actual breakfast food, but hey, that's what Valentine's Day is for in our book!

2. Alfredo Pasta and Blood Orange Champagne Mule 

Photo/recipe source: Half Baked Harvest (left), Cupcake Diaries (right)

Photo/recipe source: Half Baked Harvest (left), Cupcake Diaries Blog (right)

2. Alfredo Pasta and Blood Orange Champagne Mule

We didn't think there was anything particularly special about Chicken Alfredo Pasta, until we saw this recipe that takes the dish to the next level - with bright red Penne noodles! While this dish may heat things up, these Blood Orange Champagne Mules will provide a refreshing, cooling counterbalance.

3. Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup and Dirty Shirley Temple

Photo/recipe source: Make Myself At Home (left), Simply Made (right)

3. Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup and Dirty Shirley Temple

Photo/recipe source: Make Myself At Home (left), Simply Made (right)

We're throwing things back to childhood with this nostalgic meal of Grilled Cheese (heart-shaped, of course) and Tomato Soup. While you're at it, indulge in your favorite childhood drink - but with an adult twist. These Shirley Temples are made with vodka and cherry moonshine - just a couple perks of being all grown up. 

4. Heart Sushi and Tokyo Rose Sake Cocktail

Photo/recipe source: Food. (left), Holly's Helpings (right)

Photo/recipe source: Food. (left), Holly's Helpings (right)

4. Heart Sushi and Tokyo Rose Sake Cocktail

If you can't get enough sushi, then you'll love making this adorable Heart-Shaped Sushi. Plus, it's a fun activity to try with your Valentine (or Galentines)! For drinks, we recommend trying this Tokyo Rose Cocktail, made with a simple but satisfying blend of Sake, Peach Schnapps and OJ. 

5. Valentine Pizzas and Sparkling Raspberry Ginger Beer

Photo/recipe source: Kitchen Treaty (left), The Kitchn (right)

5. Valentine Pizzas and Sparkling Raspberry Ginger Beer

Photo/recipe source: Kitchen Treaty (left), The Kitchn (right)

You can never go wrong with pizza and beer! And while not typically a romantic pairing, this combination may change your mind. You'll love making and eating these Homemade Valentine Pizzas, washing them down with Sparkling Raspberry Ginger Beer, and snuggling up with a cozy blanket and happy bellies. 

6. Strawberry Cake Donuts and Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz

Photo/recipe source: Dessert For Two (left), Leah With Love (right)

Photo/recipe source: Dessert For Two (left), Leah With Love (right)

6. Strawberry Cake Donuts and Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz

We're switching gears now and moving from savory to sweet! First up are these Strawberry Cake Donuts; and if you've never made donuts before, don't fret - this recipe makes it super simple with store-bought cake mix! Double up on strawberries with this effervescent Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz

7. Cherry Hand Pies and Cherry Chocolate Bourbon Soda

Photo/recipe source: Katie At The Kitchen Door (left), Taste of Home (right)

7. Cherry Hand Pies and Cherry Chocolate Bourbon Soda

Photo/recipe source: Katie At The Kitchen Door (left), Taste of Home (right)

What's better than cherry pie? A cherry pie that you don't have to share! These Cherry Hand Pies taste like the most delicious pie and Pop-Tart rolled into one. The only thing that can make these pies even better is a glass full of Cherry Chocolate Bourbon Soda - it's like a Cherry Coke but with a delicious, grown-up spin. 

8. Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake and Raspberry Moscato

Photo/recipe source: Tonya Staab (left), Tidy Mom (right)

Photo/recipe source: Tonya Staab (left), Tidy Mom (right)

8. Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake and Raspberry Moscato

It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a little (or a lot) of chocolate! And this decadent, ooey gooey Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake with raspberry filling is as chocolatey as it gets. Bring out this dessert's raspberry flavor with this sweet Raspberry Moscato cocktail that's complete with heart-shaped ice.

9. Nutella-Stuffed Strawberries and Strawberry Sangria

Photo/recipe source: Taste of Home (left), Simply Whisked (right)

9. Nutella-Stuffed Strawberries and Strawberry Sangria

Photo/recipe source: Taste of Home (left), Simply Whisked (right)

Who doesn't love Nutella? This chocolate-hazelnut spread is delicious whether it's served on toast, in a spoon, or in this case, stuffed inside strawberries! If that doesn't sound tempting enough, these Nutella-Stuffed Strawberries are also dipped in chocolate and rolled in chopped hazelnuts. We'll cheers to that - with a Strawberry Sangria, of course!

10. Homemade Chocolate Fondue and Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Photo/recipe source: 5 Star Cookies (left), Fox and Briar (right)

Photo/recipe source: 5 Star Cookies (left), Fox and Briar (right)

10. Homemade Chocolate Fondue and Red Wine Hot Chocolate

We're wrapping up our list of Valentine's Day treats with chocolate and more chocolate! This Homemade Chocolate Fondue is easy to make and is delicious when served with fresh fruit, wafer cookies, marshmallows or pretzels. Double up on chocolate with this Adult Hot Chocolate recipe that's made even better with the addition of red wine. 

What are some of your favorite Valentine's Day 

recipes or traditions?

What are some of your favorite Valentine's Day 

recipes or traditions?

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