Love Bomb Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Love Bomb cocktail is a modern creation, designed to capture the essence of romance and celebration in a glass. Its vibrant color and sweet, floral notes make it a favorite among those who enjoy a touch of whimsy in their drinks.

  • Origins:
    • The exact origins are unclear, but it's a contemporary concoction likely inspired by the love for colorful and Instagrammable cocktails.
  • Popularity:
    • It has gained popularity in upscale bars and among couples looking for a special drink to share.
  • Audience:
    • Ideal for those who appreciate a balance of sweet and tart flavors and a visually appealing presentation.

How Love Bomb Tastes?

The Love Bomb is a delightful fusion of sweet and tart. The parfair amour lends a floral sweetness, while the gin provides a crisp botanical undertone. The lemon soda adds a refreshing fizz and a slight sourness that balances the drink, making it light and invigorating.

Interesting facts about Love Bomb

  • The Love Bomb's vibrant hue can be attributed to the parfair amour, which is known for its deep purple color.
  • This cocktail is often associated with Valentine's Day due to its romantic connotations and name.
  • Despite its sweet profile, the Love Bomb can be quite potent, thanks to the gin base.


  • Parfait amour: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Gin: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Lemon soda: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Lemon twist: Garnish

A few good options for Love Bomb are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Parfait Amour

An exotic liquor with a lavender hue and a taste that's as mesmerizing as a lover's gaze. Imagine notes of vanilla, flowers and citrus dancing cheek to cheek. If you skimp on the Parfait Amour, your Love Bomb might lack the 'love,' tasting more like a 'like' bomb - quite the friendzone.

Mary Mitkina


The botanical backbone of any good cocktail! A good gin will bring juniper, coriander, and citrus notes to the mix. Use too much and you'll overpower the other flavors; too little, and it's like Romeo without Juliet. Substitute with vodka if you're gin-shy, but know you’re signing up for a less complex affair.

Mary Mitkina

Lemon Soda

It's literally the fizz in your fireworks. It cuts through the sweetness and adds a spritz of jubilation. Miss out on lemon soda, and you're just toasting with spirits, which is more seance than celebration. Swap it with tonic water for a Love Bomb with a drier edge, or sparkling water if you're watching the waistline.

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Lemon Twist

The zestful flourish on top. It's not just about looks; the oils perfume the drink, sparking joy with each sip. Forget the twist and it's like forgetting to smile in a photo—sure, you’re there, but where’s the fun in that?

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Love Bomb Drink

  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. Combine 1oz of parfair amour and 1oz of gin in a shaker with ice.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Top with 1oz of lemon soda.
  6. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Pro Tips

  • Use high-quality gin to ensure the botanicals shine through the sweetness of the parfait amour.
  • Chill the glass beforehand to keep the cocktail cool and refreshing.
  • Be careful with the lemon soda; too much can overpower the other flavors.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Savory Choices: Light appetizers like bruschetta, goat cheese crackers, or smoked salmon toasts. The crispness of the lemon soda pairs beautifully with the salty flavors.
  • Sweet Choices: Lemon tarts or lavender macarons. Their sweet flavors will complement the Parfait Amour's flowery notes.
  • Salad: A citrus salad with a light vinaigrette to echo the cocktail's zesty profile.

Drink Pairings

  • Non-alcoholic: Aromatic teas like Earl Grey or a simple lemonade might be a good match.
  • Wine: A light rosé with similar floral notes to play alongside the Parfait Amour.

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What you could change in Love Bomb

  • Parfait Amour: Can be substituted with Crème de Violette for a similar floral note.
  • Gin: A citrus-forward gin can enhance the cocktail's brightness.
  • Lemon Soda: Plain soda water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice can be used for a less sweet alternative.

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And of course - twists🍹

Sparkling Love Bomb

  • Substitute lemon soda with prosecco. The resulting cocktail has a more sophisticated, sharper effervescence. Perfect for those who want their love with a side of classy bubbly.

Spiced Love Bomb

  • Add a slice of jalapeño or a dash of cayenne pepper into the shaker with the gin. This will warm your heart and possibly clear your sinuses. For lovers looking for a little extra sizzle with their snuggle.

Berry Love Bomb

  • Muddle a few raspberries or strawberries in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. This twist adds a fruity and slightly tart dimension. For the sweethearts who want their romance served with a berry kiss.

In case you forgot basics how to make Love Bomb

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Love Bomb

How do I achieve the perfect layering for the Love Bomb cocktail?

To achieve the layered effect, carefully pour each component over the back of a spoon or use a slow pour technique to control the flow. This helps keep the layers distinct due to different densities of the liquids.

Can the Love Bomb cocktail be made in a large batch for parties?

Yes, it can be scaled up and made in large batches. Mix equal parts of Parfait Amour and gin beforehand, chill them, and then top with lemon soda just before serving to preserve the fizz.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Love Bomb?

For a mocktail version, you can use non-alcoholic gin alternatives and a blend of floral syrups or violet extract instead of Parfait Amour.

What type of glass is best suited for serving the Love Bomb?

A clear cocktail or martini glass is best to showcase the vibrant colors and layering of the Love Bomb cocktail.

How can I make the Love Bomb cocktail less sweet?

To reduce sweetness, you can decrease the amount of Parfait Amour or use a drier gin. Additionally, using plain soda water with a little lemon juice instead of lemon soda will also lower sweetness.

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