Make this effervescent easy Valentine's Day mocktail at home with just a few ingredients in only five minutes! It's balanced and sweetly refreshing perfect for zero proof V-Day toasts with your sweetheart or your sister circle.
And if you enjoy this recipe, you'll love my hibiscus mocktail with sweet floral flavors!
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Quick & Easy - You only need five minutes and six ingredients for this easy love potion mocktail recipe. Whether you're making one, two, or a full round of V-Day mocktails, I promise the process is simple.
Pretty in Pink - If you're looking for non-alcoholic pink drinks for Valentine's Day, this is the one.
Balanced Flavor - This homemade V-day drink is not too sweet and has fruity, tart, and floral notes so it almost tastes like a bubbly pink lemonade with notes of rose.
We love flavorful mocktails around here like my slightly sour grapefruit shrub mocktail or the sweet and tart cherry juice mocktail. Don't sleep on my ginger ale mocktail either and Valentine's Day is not the only holiday that gets zero proof love--check out my Merry Christmas mocktail for the holiday szn!
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Homemade Strawberry Vanilla Syrup adds the pretty pink color and juicy strawberry flavor to this drink. I highly recommend making the homemade version because it just hits different but you can also grab a strawberry syrup from the store just note that the flavor won't be quite the same.
Rose Water is just a drop in this recipe but adds unmistakeable floral aroma and flavor. Remember that a little goes a long way.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Citrus - I make this mocktail with lemon juice but you could also use lime or even orange for similar flavor. Fresh citrus juice is best but bottled will work, if needed.
Sparkling Water - You can use a mineral water like Topo Chico, or whichever sparkling water, club soda, or seltzer you prefer.
Flavor - Of course, I created this pink mocktail with sparkling water but you could also make your Valentine's Day special with ginger beer or ginger ale, to add bubbles and extra flavor.
Big Batch - To make Valentine's Day themed mocktails for a crowd, combine six ounces of the strawberry vanilla syrup, juice of one lemon, and four drops of rose water in a pitcher over ice then pour in 24 ounces of sparkling water. Serves up to four.
You can also use the adjustable recipe card below to quickly display what you'll need for a different number of servings!
How to Make Valentine Mocktails at Home
Step One: Slice a strawberry in half then cut out the hull in a "V" shape to create a heart.
Step Two: Pour strawberry vanilla syrup, lemon juice, rose water, and sparkling water over ice.
Pro Tip #1: If you're making multiple mocktails for a Galentine's party or any gathering, you can make the strawberry hearts in advance and store in the fridge for quicker assembly.
Pro Tip #2: I highly recommend crushed ice or pebble ice for the prettiest presentation with this drink. My secret sauce since I don't have a fancy ice maker is that I grab a big cup from Sonic!
Step Three: Stir to combine the mocktail for consistent taste from top to bottom.
Step Four: Garnish with the strawberry heart.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Because this is a carbonated drink, I don't recommend making more than 30 minutes in advance or else the bubbles will fall flat.
You can certainly add a shot of your favorite spirit just note that it would no longer be a mocktail but a cocktail. My favorite liquors for this drink are gin and vodka.
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Valentine's Day Mocktails
- 1 strawberry optional garnish
- 3 ounces strawberry vanilla syrup
- ½ lemon
- 2 drops rose water
- 12 ounces sparkling water
- Cut strawberry in half then cut on the hull from each half in a v shape to create two heart shaped strawberry pieces. Thread each piece through a cocktail pick (optional) then set aside.
- Fill two highball glasses ¾ full with crushed or pebble ice.
- Divide strawberry vanilla syrup, lemon juice, rose water, and sparkling water evenly between each glass.
- Gently stir to combine each mocktail then garnish by floating the strawberry hearts on top. Serve cold.
- Hull and slice eight ounces of strawberries and split open one vanilla bean to expose its seeds.
- Add strawberries and vanilla bean to a small saucepan with one cup of water and one cup of sugar (or other sweetener) over medium heat.
- Stir to dissolve the sugar and bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and strain out solid ingredients then allow syrup to cool fully before using. Makes 10 servings.