Love Potion Cocktail

Celebrate Valentine's Day (or Galentine's Day) with this fruity vodka cocktail. Fresh raspberries, lemon and simple syrup are combined with pomegranate juice (pomegranates are a purported aphrodisiac). Add a dash of rosewater for a layer of alluring floral flavor.

Love Potion Cocktail
Photo: Amy Traynor
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 8 raspberries, divided

  • 1 ½ ounces vodka

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • ¾ ounce simple syrup (see Tip)

  • ½ ounce pomegranate juice

  • ¼ teaspoon rosewater (optional)


  1. Muddle 4 raspberries in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, pomegranate juice and rosewater, if using. Fill the shaker three-fourths full with ice. Cover and shake until chilled, then strain the liquid into a cocktail glass. Thread the remaining 4 raspberries on a cocktail stick to garnish the cocktail.


You can adjust the amount of simple syrup depending on how tart your pomegranate juice is. If using a bottled juice that is quite sweet, scale the simple syrup back to ½ ounce. To make your own simple syrup, combine 1 cup each granulated sugar and water in a small pan and heat just until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Refrigerate until cold. (Refrigerate for up to 1 month.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
24g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 21g
Vitamin A 7IU 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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