6 Sexy Aphrodisiac Cocktails To Mix Up & Toss Back On Date Night

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More than a little liquid courage.

On my horniest day, I can't see needing an aphrodisiac but on other days — well — it could certainly be useful.

But, I know better than to be so confident in someone else's mood. With all the stresses of life, there's no guarantee that your boo will be all that in the mood.

So, here are 12 delicious aphrodisiacs cocktails that are bound to get him in the mood right along with you. Be sure to whip these out on your next date night to get the mood just right.

(And in case you're wondering just how well they work, research says pretty damn good.)

 

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1. Pomegranate Margarita
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Ingredients

1 ½ cups chilled pomegranate juice, plus extra for the glass rims

Margarita Salt or Kosher Salt

1 ½ cups silver tequila

1 cup triple sec

2/3 cup fresh lime juice

Ice Cubes

Lime wedges

Pomegranate seeds

Instructions

Pour a small amount of pomegranate juice in a small shallow bowl or plate. Spread the salt on a small plate. Moisten the outer edges of 4 margarita glasses with the pomegranate juice, then coat with the salt.

In a small pitcher mix the 1 ½ cups of chilled pomegranate juice, tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Mix to combine.

Fill margarita glasses with ice cubes, pour the pomegranate margarita and garnish with lime wedges and pomegranate seeds.

Yields: 4 servings

2. Mint Cucumber & Smoky Jalapeno Margarita
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Ingredients

2 jalapeños

1/2 C flaky, coarse sea salt (i.e. Maldón)

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/3 C cucumber, diced

1 cube brown or cane sugar

1 shot Cointreau

1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves, lightly packed

2 shots reposado or silver tequila (or mezcal if you're feeling adventurous)

1/3 C fresh lime juice

Ice

To serve: Extra lime wedges + slices of cucumber

Instructions

Grill the jalapeños. Pre-heat your grill or broiler to 450 degrees F. Place jalapeños on the grate and blacken thoroughly, approx 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the heat and let cool to touch. Roughly chop.

As the peppers char, combine the flaky, course sea salt and smoked paprika in a shallow rimmed dish. Set aside.

Prepare your serving glass: Take one of the lime wedges and run it along the lip of the glass. Dip into the prepared salt/paprika dish and twist your wrist to coat the rim. Gently shake off excess. Set aside.

Make your cocktail: Place a quarter of the blackened jalapeños, diced cucumber, sugar and Cointreau in a large mason jar or cocktail shaker. Muddle with a bit of force until the sugar breaks down.

Add the mint leaves, tequila and lime juice. Muddle lightly. You don't want to destroy the mint but rather, extract the oils.

Top with ice, cover tightly and shake until your arm hurts.

Place a small, fine mesh strainer over the prepared glass and pour the liquid through it.

Garnish with a lime wedge and slice of cucumber. 

Yields: 1

 
3. Chocolate Raspberry Martini
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Ingredients

ounces chocolate liqueur

ounces raspberry liqueur

ounces vodka

fresh raspberries

Instructions

Combine all ingredients and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

Yields: 1

4. Watermelon Mojito
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Ingredients

1 Lime cut into wedges

12 Mint, leaves

2 to 3 cups Watermelon, cut into chunks

1 cup Ice

2 oz Rum

Fresca soda (can substitute tonic, club soda, Sprite, 7-up)

garnish: watermelon, lime, mint for garnish**

Instructions

To a shaker add watermelon, mint, ice, and limes wedges and muddle crushing the ice and lime to release flavors.

Add rum and shake.

Fill glasses with ice and pour half full with watermelon mixture. Finish filling glass with Fresca and stir to combine.

Garnish with watermelon wedge, mint stem and or lime wedge

Yields: 4

5. The Naughty But Nice
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Ingredients

4 oz. Red wine

Handful of ice

1 cup Mixed Berries

1 Teaspoon Sugar

Whipped Cream

Coco Powder 

blender

Instructions

To create the slushy mixture add the wine, mixed berries, sugar and ice to a blender and mix until you’re happy with the consistency. You can add more ice at this point if you need to!

Pop the mixture into the freezer for 2-3 minutes

Pour the slushy into your glass then top with whipped cream and sprinkle your coco powder on top!

Yield: Unknown

6. Coconut Vanilla Bellini
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Ingredients
1 bottle of prosecco
16 ounces of a coconut juice blend or coconut pureed nectar

Sugared Rims:
1/4 cup white sanding sugar 
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean

To prepare the sugared rims, combine sanding sugar, granulated sugar, the scraped seeds of the vanilla bean and the vanilla bean pod in a large bowl and mix. You can do this a few days ahead of time if desired.
Coat the rims of 8 champagne flutes in something sticky and sweet, such as leftover frosting or marshmallow fluff.
To make the cocktails, pour 2 ounces of the coconut juice blend or puree into the bottom of the flute. Fill the remaining space with prosecco and stir with a long spoon to mix.
Serve immediately!

Yield: Unknown​

 

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