Warm Up Your February with These Cocktails

In honor of each month’s National Drink Day, Whiskey Ginger brings you five signature cocktails. To get ready for the approaching holidays, make sure to refer to it. Here, you will find a variety of cocktail ideas to suit your taste. During this month of love, invite your visitors to join you on a culinary adventure. Every sip of these five cocktails will be an unforgettable addition to your parties.

Imagine a meal that is fit for a party and will leave your taste buds satisfied. In keeping with the warm and welcoming atmosphere, these five cocktails offer innovative takes on old standards while also introducing some fresh flavors. You can find something there for everyone, even if you’re looking to get away from the cold.

Spiced Chocolate Martini

Instead of eating a whole box of sweets this month, try drinking your chocolate. A Chocolate Spice Martini is the perfect way to start the month of love on February 1. Together, the rich and creamy liqueur and the chocolate vodka create a delicately warming cocktail. If you’re craving something decadent and sweet after dinner, this is the dessert for you.


Indulge in the warmth and richness of a Spiced Chocolate Martini, a perfect blend for a romantic evening or a luxurious dessert alternative.

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz Chocolate Vodka
    • 1 oz Creamy Chocolate Liqueur
    • A pinch of Chili Powder (optional for extra spice)
    • Chocolate shavings or cocoa powder for garnish
  • Instructions:
    1. Fill a shaker with ice.
    2. Add the chocolate vodka and creamy chocolate liqueur. Include a pinch of chili powder if desired.
    3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
    4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
    5. Garnish with chocolate shavings or dust with cocoa powder before serving.

Pino Cicco With Blueberries

On February 3rd, International Pisco Sour Day, try this unique take on the traditional drink. A touch of sweetness is achieved with the addition of blueberry shrub. The earthy pisco and juicy blueberries will dance in your mouth with every sip. This cocktail is ideal for any event because it is both refreshing and elegant.


Celebrate International Pisco Sour Day with a twist by adding the freshness of blueberries to the traditional cocktail.

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz Pisco
    • 1 oz Blueberry Shrub
    • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
    • Egg White (optional for frothiness)
    • Fresh Blueberries for garnish
  • Instructions:
    1. In a shaker, combine pisco, blueberry shrub, and lime juice. Add egg white if using.
    2. Dry shake (without ice) vigorously if using egg white.
    3. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.
    4. Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass.
    5. Garnish with fresh blueberries on top.

Lucky Rooster

You should have a cocktail on hand to celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 10. On this day, people gather to rejoice in both the past and the present, as is customary. This drink is ideal for the event. This delicious drink gets its depth from a traditional Chinese cooking spice.


  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz Baijiu or Vodka (if Baijiu is unavailable)
    • 1/2 oz Spice-infused Simple Syrup (star anise, cinnamon, and Sichuan peppercorn)
    • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
    • A dash of Angostura Bitters
    • Lemon peel or star anise for garnish
  • Instructions:
    1. Create the spice-infused simple syrup by simmering equal parts water and sugar with the spices until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool.
    2. In a shaker, combine the liquor, spice-infused simple syrup, lemon juice, and bitters with ice.
    3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
    4. Strain into a rock glass filled with ice.
    5. Garnish with a lemon peel or a star anise.

Gin Sours with Pistachios

Your cocktail game will be taken to the next level with this nutty concoction. On February 26, National Pistachio Day, there is no better occasion than to give this classic recipe a new twist. The tart lemon juice and creamy egg balance out the earthy undertones that the pistachio and gin bring. The sugar on top is bruleéd to perfection, giving this cocktail the ideal amount of sweetness.


Elevate the traditional gin sour with the nutty flavor of pistachios for a unique and memorable drink.

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz Gin
    • 1/2 oz Pistachio Syrup
    • 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
    • Egg White (optional for frothiness)
    • A sprinkle of Bruleéd Sugar and Crushed Pistachios for garnish
  • Instructions:
    1. To make pistachio syrup, blend simple syrup with a handful of pistachios and strain.
    2. In a shaker, combine gin, pistachio syrup, and lemon juice. Add egg white if desired.
    3. First, dry shake without ice, then add ice and shake again until chilled.
    4. Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass.
    5. Garnish with bruleéd sugar and crushed pistachios on top.

Island Time

In this chilly weather, who wouldn’t want to be on island time? On National Almond Day (2/16), sip on this tropical drink and wish for balmy weather. For individuals who prefer not to consume dairy products, this cocktail is ideal because it is made with almond milk liqueur as its foundation. You want to savor every last sip because the liqueur’s richness is exquisitely balanced by the hydrating coconut water and juicy pineapple juice.


Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with this almond milk and coconut water-based cocktail.

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz Almond Milk Liqueur
    • 1 oz Coconut Water
    • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
    • Pineapple slice for garnish
  • Instructions:
    1. In a shaker, combine almond milk liqueur, coconut water, and pineapple juice with ice.
    2. Shake until the mixture is well-chilled.
    3. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
    4. Garnish with a slice of pineapple.

Extra Tips to Boost Your February Cocktails

  • Always chill your glasses before serving. A frosty glass keeps your Spiced Chocolate Martini and other concoctions delightfully cold longer, enhancing the flavors.
  • Invest in an ice mold for large cubes or spheres. These melt slower than standard ice, keeping your Island Drift and other cocktails perfectly chilled without diluting them too quickly.
  • If you find the tartness of your Pino Cicco with Blueberries a bit much, don’t hesitate to adjust the sweetness. Cocktail crafting is all about personalizing to your taste preferences.
  • Don’t be discouraged if your first Happy Rooster King doesn’t turn out exactly as planned. Mixology is an art, and every artist needs a little practice.
  • Remember, the best gatherings are those where everyone has a great time and gets home safely. Offer non-alcoholic versions of these cocktails for designated drivers and those who prefer not to drink.

February’s here, and what better way to spice it up than by playing bartender at your little get-togethers? Picture this: you’re behind the bar (or, let’s be real, your kitchen counter), shaking up something delicious while your friends cheer you on. Whether it’s the rich, comforting flavors of a spiced chocolate martini or the refreshing zing of a blueberry-infused pisco sour, each cocktail is your ticket to making this month unforgettable. Forget about the winter blues; it’s time for vibrant flavors, belly laughs, and creating moments that turn into cherished memories.