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10 Cocktails That Will Make You Feel Better About Being Single On Valentine’s Day [SLIDESHOW]

Spending Valentine’s Day without a special someone might seem depressing— but it doesn’t have to be!

People will numb their emotional pain in many ways this February 14, some with chocolate, some by crying at Nicholas Sparks’ “The Notebook,” and some by sending themselves flowers to their workplace so their coworkers don’t know how lonely they really are.

All of those are solid options, however, they’re not the best option. The easiest way to soothe your emotional wounds this Valentine’s Day? Alcohol. In all of it’s fermented, brewed, or distilled glory, alcohol is the surefire way to make yourself feel better about being single on a day centered around couples. It might even warm your cold, icy heart.

Whether you like them shaken or stirred, frozen or on the rocks, here are ten festive cocktails you can make (by yourself) this Valentine’s Day!

(Disclaimer: please drink responsibly. The Daily Caller is not at fault for any texts sent to your ex after drinking our recommended cocktails)

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  • Kir Royale: 1/2 part blackcurrant liqueur, 4 1/2 parts champagne... Pour blackcurrant liqueur into glass, fill with champagne.

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  • Strawberry Mojito:
1 1/2 parts white rum, 1 1/2 parts strawberry, liqueur, 1 part sugar syrup, 1 part lime juice, 3 parts club soda, 4 mint leaves... Add sugar syrup and mint leaves into glass and crush with muddler, fill glass with ice, pour lime juice, strawberry liqueur, and white rum into glass, fill with club soda, stir and garnish with strawberries and lime wedges.

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  • Strawberry Daiquiri: 2 parts white rum, 1 part sugar syrup, 1 part lime juice, 4 strawberries... Add ice to blender, blend ingredients, strain into cocktail glass, garnish with additional strawberries.

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  • Rosemary Grapefruit Cocktail: 2 oz. gin, 3 oz. grapefruit juice, 1 oz. simple syrup... Add ice to shaker, add ingredients, shake and strain into cocktail glass, garnish with grapefruit wedges and rosemary sprigs.

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  • Pink Lady: 1 1/2 oz gin, 1/2 oz. applejack, 1/2 oz. lemon juice, 1 egg white, 2 dashes grenadine... Combine ingredients in shaker without ice, shake well to mix egg, strain into cocktail glass.

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  • Pink Gin: 2 parts gin, 1 dash angostura... Fill shaker with ice cubes, pour gin and angostura into shaker, shake and strain into cocktail glass, garnish with pineapple.

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  • Pink Margarita: 2 parts tequila, 1/2 part campari, 3/4 part lemon juice, 3/4 part honey... Add ice to blender, blend ingredients, strain into cocktail glass, garnish with lime slice and mint leaves.

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  • Cosmopolitan: 3/4 part cointreau, 2 parts citrus vodka, 3/4 part lime juice, 1 1/2 parts cranberry juice... Fill shaker with ice, pour ingredients into shaker, shake and strain into cocktail glass, garnish with lime.

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  • Bermuda Rose: 3 parts gin, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 teaspoons apricot brandy, 2 teaspoons grenadine... Add ice to shaker, pour ingredients, shake and strain into cocktail glass. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
  • If you're too lazy to make these cocktails, you can always grab a bottle of Rosé. If you like dry wines, try Grenache, Sangiovese, or Pinot Noir. If you like sweet wines, try White Zinfandel, White Merlot, or Pink Moscato.

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