The Scarlett Heart – a Valentine’s Day Cocktail

The Scarlett Heart is a sweet and delicious easy Valentine’s Day Cocktail that is full of amazing flavours, it is a little bit different, and goes down a treat. It’s the perfect easy romantic cocktail to share with your significant other, or with friends for an anti-valentine’s day celebration. 

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A Valentine's Day cocktail on a rocks glass in front, another in background with pink flowers and fairy lights

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 Are you a Valentine’s Day lover, or would you prefer to kick it to the curb this year? Whatever your feelings about this particular holiday, you’ll definitely want to be buying flowers and chocolate for The Scarlett Heart – it’s a Valentine’s Day Cocktail we’ll want to whisper sweet nothings too! The name of this Valentine’s Day Cocktail draws inspiration from the classic book and movie, Gone with the Wind. But, confession time – I’ve never actually seen the movie or read the book, but I have passed the Margaret Mitchell House many times, that counts right?! But as The Scarlett Heart combines some wonderful southern flavours and has a gorgeous red hue, a southern love story about a woman named Scarlett just seemed like the perfect place to draw inspiration from.

 A Valentine's Day Cocktail in a rocks glass in the foreground, another in the background to the left. Pink flowers are in background to the rightWhen it comes to cocktails I tend to prefer them bitter and sour, but for this Valentine’s Day Cocktail I thought a sweet touch would be perfect for the romantic time of year. Even more so if you’re feeling bitter and sour about Valentine’s Day 😀  Personally, I love the holiday – whether I’m single or in a relationship. You should, of course, show the people you love that you love them all throughout the year. But I can’t be mad about a holiday dedicated to love – even if it is usually marketed as a way to make us spend more money!

 A red Valentine's Day cocktail in front, one is behind, there are pink flowers and lights in the background to the right

Strawberry & Thyme Slushie Cocktails - These Strawberry and Thyme Slushie Cocktails are not only gorgeous, they're totally delicious too. Sweet strawberries are muddled with aromatic thyme and white rum, add some crushed strawberry ice and soda water and you have the perfect Valentine's Day cocktail to share with your sweetheart.

Another fun Valentine’s Day Cocktail

The Scarlett Heart is one of the best romantic cocktail recipes to serve this Valentine’s Day. It’s so easy to mix, giving you more time to snuggle with your boo, and it looks really impressive too. Since this Valentine’s Day cocktail is really quick and easy to prepare, it’s great for serving a crowd. It will go down really well at a Valentine’s Day cocktail party, put this on the menu and everyone will be happy – even those who are anti-valentine’s day! 

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This easy Valentine’s Day Cocktail is made with the southern favourites, bourbon and cola. It also has honey, maraschino liqueur, chocolate bitters, and the romantic secret ingredient – chocolate wine! I recently discovered chocolate wine when I went to the Ideal Home Food and Drink Festival, and it’s totally delicious I had to grab a bottle. And I will definitely be getting more. It’s made by a company called Rubis (no they are not paying me for this post, I just really love it!). The best part about it, is you can buy it in Aldi! You can also get it on Amazon if you don’t have an Aldi near you, it will just cost you a few extra pennies. I haven’t tested a substitute for if you can’t get your hands on chocolate wine yet, but it’s on my list of things to do and I will update this post as soon as I do – my first idea is to mix creme de cacao with a sweet red dessert wine, feel free to experiment and let me know how you get on! 

Two Valentine's Day cocktail from a slight above angle, two lit candles to the left

Like I said, this romantic Valentine’s Day Cocktail is easy to make, all you have to do is mix all the ingredients except the chocolate wine, and pour over crushed ice. Then you just drizzle the chocolate wine on top.

Let’s get mixing this easy and romantic Valentine’s Day cocktail, The Scarlett Heart

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The Scarlett Heart



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An easy and delicious romantic Valentine's Day Cocktail you can make for you and your boo, share with friends, or serve at a party



  1. Put the bourbon, honey, maraschino liqueur, and chocolate bitters in a mixing glass, and stir vigorously to combine (you could use a shaker, but stirring is better at combine the honey with the liquid - you also don't need a lot of air in this cocktail)
  2. Fill two rocks glasses with crushed ice, and pour the bourbon mixture over top (sharing evenly between the two glasses
  3. Pour over the cola (1oz per glass)
  4. Drizzle the chocolate wine over the top of the crushed ice - you can use the back of a spoon to help it sit on top if your crushed ice is under the liquid (1oz chocolate wine per glass)
  5. Serve immediately with cocktail straws


Double the recipe as needed to make more. Only make what you're going to drink at one time however, as the ice will melt too much. 

I strongly recommend using good quality cola for the best taste (not those two famous brands that I shall not name), I favour Fever Tree cola. If all you have is regular famous brand cola that's okay, it will still be yummy. I also have a recipe for homemade cola here, which would be great!

Calorie information is generated using an app and may not be totally accurate. 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 drink

Amount Per Serving

Calories 231

% Daily Value

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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