Love Potions for Your S.O.


Araya Jackson

On this very day, people across the country are slurping oysters, dipping strawberries in chocolate, and popping bottles of bubbly – all in hopes of arousing their significant other for a romantic evening ahead. Yes, these classic aphrodisiacs are acclaimed to enhance your blood flow and libido, but they aren’t the only ones.

Others like red wine, pomegranate, honey, blueberries, and watermelon are mood-foods that each have characteristics to bring a boost to your bedroom. The best part is that it takes little effort to turn these into simple cocktails, because who doesn’t want to have dinner and a drink with bae tonight?

Here’s a date idea: cook up your own candlelit dinner at home, mix together one of these love potions, and get the pheromones going. No need to call an Uber tonight!

Strawberry Crush


  • Strawberries
  • 1 oz Strawberry Vodka
  • ½ oz Red Wine
  • Fresh Basil Leaves (also an aphrodisiac)
  • 1 oz Lemonade

Crush two strawberries in the bottom of a glass. Add three basil leaves. Add one ounce of lemonade for every ounce of vodka. Splash of red wine for bit of tang. Shake with ice. Garnish with basil.

Young Lust


  • 1 ½ oz Vodka – Original or Watermelon
  • 1 oz Pomegranate Liqueur
  • ¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ oz agave

Add to a shaker filled with ice and shake. Garnish with lime slice.

“Oh Honey” Blueberry Mojito


  • 2 oz White Rum
  • Club Soda
  • ½ Lime
  • ⅓ Cup Blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 10 Mint Leaves
  • Ice

Slice up half a lime. Put in shaker along with blueberries (leave a few out for garnishing), honey, and mint leaves. Shake until well muddled. Add rum, ice, and shake again. Pour into highballer glass, top off with club soda, and garnish with blueberries and a mint leaf.