Strawberry Sour Candy Cocktail For Valentine’s Day

This cocktail for Valentine’s Day is a lot of fun to make. It’s a strawberry sour candy cocktail which is sure to impress the object of your affections and/or be a hit at a Valentine’s Day party. So get ready to pucker up for sipping this strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps confection. This Valentine’s Day drink is perfect for a Galentine’s Day party, too.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this mixed drink with sour candy, strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps.

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Valentine’s Day Drink Ingredients

The main ingredient is pink cranberry juice. The reason the pink kind works best in this Valentine’s mixed drink recipe is it lets the sour candy flavour shine through and it also gives the drink a pretty pink colour. If you can only find the regular kind you can use that, but see if you can find pink cranberry juice for the very best result.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this mixed drink with sour candy, strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps.

Strawberry rum and strawberry pucker also go into the mix. There are different brands to choose from. Malibu strawberry rum is really good. As for the strawberry pucker, try DeKuyper strawberry schnapps or similar.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this mixed drink with sour candy, strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps.

Lemon juice adds to the sour taste while grenadine adds a fruity taste as well as deepening the color of this strawberry sour candy cocktail. If you’re using regular instead of pink cranberry juice you might want to use a little less grenadine.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this mixed drink with sour candy, strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps.

Strawberry sour candies make a cute garnish or you can use fresh strawberries or experiment with sugar-dipped ones or white chocolate-dipped ones. A sour sugar rim looks cute on this cocktail for Valentine’s Day. For that you will need white sugar, lemon juice and some citric acid which you can get from the store or order online.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this mixed drink with sour candy, strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps.

All of those ingredients combine to ensure a Valentine’s Day drink which boasts not only a sweet and fruity flavour but an unexpected sour hit! The contrast is really good and if you like sour candies you must make these!!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this mixed drink with sour candy, strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps.

Tips for Making this Valentine’s Mixed Drink Recipe

You’ll love how simple this strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps drink is to make. First wet the rims of your serving glasses with lemon juice then roll them in sugar and citric acid.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this mixed drink with sour candy, strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps.

Shake the cranberry juice, strawberry rum, strawberry pucker, lemon juice, and grenadine with ice. Pour this into the rimmed glasses. You can then finish them off with strawberry sour candies if liked. The arrow cocktail picks are the perfect touch!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this mixed drink with sour candy, strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps.

If you don’t want to garnish with the sour candy, consider dipping strawberries in the sour sugar mixture and using them as your garnish.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this mixed drink with sour candy, strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps.

Can You Make Strawberry Sour Candy Cocktail Ahead?

Make this a day or so ahead if you like. Just don’t add the ice and ensure you keep it refrigerated. Also, you will need to give it a good shake before serving because the heavier ingredients in the mixture will sink to the bottom.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this pink mixed drink!

What is Citric Acid Exactly?

You might be curious about the citric acid in this cocktail for Valentine’s Day. This substance occurs naturally in citrus fruits, lemon and lime in particular. This is what makes them taste sharp and sour, which is why it’s perfect for this Valentine’s mixed drink recipe.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this pink mixed drink!

Way back in 1784, a researcher from Sweden discovered citric acid and in the 1900s it was made using fresh lemons. These days it’s made using a type of black mould which feeds on sugar instead. As well as being an additive in some candies and sodas, citric acid can be used as a disinfectant and to preserve medicines.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this pink mixed drink!

You can get it from the grocery store or order it online. If you prefer not to use it in this Valentine’s Day drink that is also fine. You can just omit it from the rimming sugar mixture.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this pink mixed drink!

History of Sour Candy

This strawberry sour candy cocktail relies on the sour hit and any sour candy fans will love it. Sour candies have been around some 50 years, dating back to Ontario in the 1970s.

They were called Mars Men originally and then the name changed to Sour Patch Kids in 1985. Today  you can get sour candy in various colours, flavours and levels of sourness.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this pink mixed drink!

If you want to use a different kind of candy in this strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps cocktail then go ahead. You can pick a different flavour to contrast with the strawberry if you like.

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Valentine’s Day Strawberry Sour Candy Cocktail Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a strawberry sour candy cocktail for Valentine's Day or Galentine's! You will love this mixed drink with sour candy, strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps.

Strawberry Sour Candy Cocktail For Valentine’s Day

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, Valentine’s
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Bella
This cocktail for Valentine's Day is a lot of fun to make. It's a strawberry sour candy cocktail which is sure to be a hit at a Valentine's Day party. You will love this strawberry rum and sour strawberry schnapps confection for a Galentine's Day, too.
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Ingredients

For the sour sugar rim: 

  • 1/8 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon citric acid food-grade
  • 1 Wedge lemon or lime

For the Strawberry Sour Candy Cocktail: 

  • ice 
  • 6 Ounces cranberry juice pink
  • 4 Ounces rum strawberry, such as Malibu Strawberry Rum
  • 4 Ounces schnapps sour strawberry or strawberry pucker, such as DeKuyper
  • 1 Ounce lemon juice
  • 1 Ounce grenadine
  • sour candy strawberry flavour for garnish, optional

Instructions

For the Sour-Sugar Rim: 

  • On a shallow plate, mix together sugar and citric acid.  
  • Dip the rim of your glass into lemon juice or swipe a lemon wedge around the rim of your glass.
  • Holding it at a 45-degree angle, dip the dampened rim of the glass into the prepared sour sugar, rotating it until the sugar covers the entire rim.  

For the Strawberry Sour Candy Cocktail: 

  • Fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice. Add pink cranberry juice, strawberry rum, strawberry pucker, lemon juice, and grenadine.
  • Shake to combine until the shaker feels ice cold (about 10 seconds). Divide the shaken cocktail between two 8-ounce glasses.
  • Garnish with strawberry sour candy, if desired. 

Nutrition

Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

There are plenty of Valentine’s day drink ideas to choose from but I really like this strawberry sour candy cocktail. You’ll love the combination of sweet and sour flavours, the pretty colour and how easy it is to make.

Your Valentine’s Day date or party is sure to be sweet not sour if you choose to make this strawberry sour candy cocktail!

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  1. Angie Elias wrote:

    5 stars
    I am saving this! Will be making this valentines

    Posted 12.26.21 Reply
  2. 5 stars
    What a delicious idea for Valentines Day and perfect way to celebrate!

    Posted 12.28.21 Reply
  3. Tisha wrote:

    5 stars
    Such a cute cocktail for a Valentines date night

    Posted 12.28.21 Reply
  4. This drink looks and sounds delicious. I would like to try this for my family.

    Posted 12.28.21 Reply
  5. rachel wrote:

    5 stars
    Saving this for V-day FOR SURE!!

    Posted 12.28.21 Reply