Low-Cal Love Potions for Valentine's Day

Forget the chocolate! This Valentine's Day, play bartender at home for your single ladies or special someone. These festive mixed drinks will give you just enough of a buzz to get your flirt on without packing on too many extra calories.

Dessert fizzDessert fizz1. Dessert fizz:
200 calories, 11 grams sugar

Drink your dessert on V-Day in the form of this deliciously fizzy libation originally concocted by The Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash. Thanks to dark chocolate vodka, you'll taste the complex flavors of cocoa with intoxicating notes of coffee and caramel.

Ingredients: 1 large strawberry, chopped
Handful of mint leaves
1 tsp. agave nectar
1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
3 oz. sparkling wine or Champagne

Directions: Muddle the strawberry and mint with agave and lemon. Add Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate and strain into chilled Champagne flute. Top with the sparkling wine or Champagne. Garnish with a strawberry slice on the rim.


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Love Potion No. 9Love Potion No. 92. Love Potion No. 9:
207 calories, 10.9 grams sugar

Your friends (and you) will fall in love at first sip with this potent potion. The vodka, distilled from coconut nectar, gives the easy-to-make drink an incredibly smooth finish.

Ingredients: 2 oz. VuQo Premium Vodka
1 oz. Champagne
1/2 oz. Chamboard

Directions: Stir ingredients and serve in a champagne glass.










X-rated BelliniX-rated Bellini3. X-rated Bellini:
175 calories, 4 grams sugar

Bellinis are typically super sweet, sugary drinks, but this irresistible version by celebrity party planner and chef Travis London works well for a calorie-conscious diet. Premium French vodka, bursting with the delectable flavors of blood oranges, mango, and passion fruit, stars in this drink alongside mango puree for one can't-put-it-down bevvie.

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
2 1/2 oz. mango puree
Rosé Brut Sparkling Wine

Directions: In a cocktail shaker, add X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, mango puree, and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a champagne flute rimmed with rimming sugar. Top with sparkling wine.


Love islandLove island4. Love island:
Approximately 60 calories

A creation of Igor Zukowiec of ALCHEMIQ Mixology Services, this dreamy cocktail is the perfect V-Day tipple. It's infused with a light, unique floral essence from homemade hibiscus syrup, which is further enhanced by white rum and fruit-flavored water. And did we mention it's only 60 calories?

Ingredients:
3/4 oz. hibiscus syrup
2 oz. white rum
1 1/2 oz. Strawberry-Kiwi
Hint Water
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice


Directions: To make hibiscus syrup, combine 1 c. agave nectar, 1 c. water, and 1 c. dried hibiscus flowers. Simmer for 5 minutes and let cool. Strain the syrup. Combine the drink ingredients, including hibiscus syrup, together in a mixing cup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.

Photo by Filip Wolak.


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Love goddessLove goddess5. Love goddess:
203 calories, 6 grams sugar

This flavorful chocolate-y libation will definitely put you in an appropriately flirty mood. Plus, you'll benefit from the antioxidant-packed strawberries.

Ingredients: 1 oz. chocolate liqueur
1 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
3 strawberries
1/2 oz. SKYY Vodka

Directions: In a cocktail shaker, place all ingredients and muddle the strawberries until completely mashed. Add ice, shake vigorously, and strain into a martini glass rimmed with red rimming sugar and garnish with a strawberry slice.

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