Pink Food and Drinks for Valentine’s Day

Ah, pink. The color of flowers, the flush of first love, and perfectly cooked medium-rare beef…as well as several other foods that can lead to romantic overtures. Here, a little inspiration for your Valentine’s repast.

Cosmopolitan

If ever a drink symbolized an era, the bright pink, citric Cosmopolitan SCREAMS the 1990s on into the present.
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Tuscan Style Roast Leg of Lamb

Made in traditional Italian fashion with a garlic, rosemary, lemon, and olive oil marinade and then roasted until perfectly tender. Perfect for easy, elegant holiday entertaining.
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Salmon Banh Mi

Why make banh mi at home? Uh, why not? Besides, you'll never find this swanky salmon rendition anywhere else.
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Grilled Lamb Chops

After grilling up these lovely little lamb lollies, we finally understand why so many folks use "lamb chop" as a term of endearment.
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Homemade Pop Tarts

Though we dearly loved Pop Tarts as kids, even then we thought the packaged pastries ought to be better. Flakier. Fruitier. Fresher. Just like these. And they're quite simple to pull off.
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Beet Hummus

Extraordinary looking. Extraordinary tasting. Extraordinarily healthy. And super simple to toss together.
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Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Buttery and almond-y and all around impressive in its capacity to comfort, this raspberry streusel coffee cake is gonna knock your socks off. Definitely not just for breakfast.
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Beef Wellington

A favorite holiday dish, beef Wellington is beef fillet is slathered with pate, covered in a dice of mushrooms, wrapped in puff pastry, and baked.
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Seared Tuna with Sweet and Sour Sauce

This is not the insipid, gloppy, cloying sauce you're using to getting takeout. This is, quite simply, sweet and sour and lovely.
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Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream

A dreamy, creamy, pretty-in-pink dessert that casts everyone's favorite berry in a starring role.
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Seared Duck Breast

An elegant and easy riff on steak au poivre that's made with duck breast rubbed with garlic and peppercorns and cooked to a magnificently rosy medium-rare.
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Homemade Sno Balls

Fashioned from chocolate cake, filled and frosted with meringue, and festooned in a feathery pink coconut boa, these are the real deal.
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Pink Beer

Yes, pink beer. It's a sweet party punch that's shamelessly simple. If you're familiar with the shandy, then you already have a sense of what it's like. It may come as no surprise that pink beer drinkers have more fun.
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Red Wine Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Like a slice of cheesecake smothered with the best, most boozy cherry sauce ever. Your fave diner dessert gone to finishing school.
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Crystallized Flowers

Because mom loves flowers, sweets, and beautifiul things. Can you just imagine these delicate little lovelies strewn across her fave cake?!
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Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don't let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They're a cinch to toss in the oven--and even easier to toss in the mouth.
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Pink Sbagliato

A stunning if subtly pink cross of all the best characteristics of a negroni and a Champagne cocktail. Cin cin!
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Rosé Sangria

This swanky sangria relies on a pretty pink rosé and some seriously stunning summer fruits for its sassy and savvy look and taste.
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