Love Potion #9 Cocktail Recipe

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Love Potion #9 Nutrition Facts





Alcohol %:10%

Created by

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


Love Potion #9 is a cocktail that's as intriguing as its name. It's not clear where the name comes from, but it's often associated with the famous song by The Searchers. This cocktail is perfect for those who appreciate a sweet and fruity drink with a hint of tartness. It's a popular choice for romantic occasions, hence the 'love potion' moniker.

How Love Potion #9 Tastes?

The Love Potion #9 is a delightful blend of sweet, fruity, and slightly tart flavors. The peach schnapps and cranberry juice give it a sweet and fruity base, while the splash of lime adds a hint of tartness that balances out the sweetness.

Interesting facts about Love Potion #9

  • The Love Potion #9 is often associated with the song of the same name by The Searchers.
  • It's a popular choice for romantic occasions.
  • The cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet and tart flavors.


Peach Schnapps

Peach Schnapps gives a sweet, fruity kick that's central to the allure of Love Potion #9. With 1 oz, you're getting just enough to flirt with your taste buds without being too forward. Too much could turn your potion into a syrupy mess, and without it, you’d lose the peachy whispers of romance.

Emma Rose

Cranberry Juice

This tart red beauty is the heart of the potion, adding depth, color, and a touch of tartness. 2 oz offers a well-measured tart embrace, balancing the sweetness of the schnapps. Omit it, and you'll miss the complexity and the rosy hue that screams 'love'.

Alex Green

Lime Juice

Half an ounce is like the potion's zesty punctuation mark, a splash of lime juice brings a necessary zing. It's the difference between a love letter and a laundry list - you need that spark! Too much lime, though, and your cocktail could get sour, losing its loving balance.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Love Potion #9 Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add 1 oz of peach schnapps.
  3. Add 2 oz of cranberry juice.
  4. Add 0.5 oz of lime juice.
  5. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  6. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  7. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to properly mix the ingredients.
  • Use a chilled glass to keep the cocktail cold for longer.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platter: A variety of mild cheeses like brie or goat cheese can complement the fruity notes of the cocktail.
  • Bruschetta: The acidity of the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar pairs nicely with the tartness of the lime juice.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Chicken or Fish: The light flavors would not overpower the delicate balance of the Love Potion #9.
  • Pasta with Creamy Sauces: The richness of the sauce could be a nice counterbalance to the acidity and sweetness of the cocktail.


  • Fruit Tarts: The sweetness of the fruits in the tart matches the peachiness of the schnapps.
  • Sorbet: A light, citrus sorbet would refresh the palate after sipping on the cocktail.

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What you could change in Love Potion #9

  • You can substitute the peach schnapps with peach vodka for a stronger kick.
  • If you don't have cranberry juice, you can use cherry juice instead.

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Berry Love Potion

  • Use raspberry liqueur instead of peach schnapps.
  • Add a handful of fresh berries to the shaker. This will give the Love Potion a berry twist, adding a depth and earthiness that'll make you feel like you've been struck by Cupid's berry-tipped arrow.

Tropical Love Potion

  • Substitute peach schnapps with coconut rum.
  • Add a splash of pineapple juice. The result should give you a tropical kick, whisking you and your loved one to a sandy beach with each sip.

Spiced Love Potion

  • Infuse the cranberry juice with warm spices like cinnamon and clove beforehand.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick. The added spices will introduce a warmth and complexity, perfect for a love that's a little more mature, like a fine wine or a seasoned relationship.

In case you forgot basics how to make Love Potion #9

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 Potion #9

What type of glass is best suited for the Love Potion #9?

Although any type of glass can be used, a Martini glass or cocktail glass is often recommended to enhance the presentation.

What can I use as a garnish if I don't have limes?

You can try a slice of lemon or even a cherry. A slice of peach would also work to emphasize the peach flavor from the schnapps.

What does Peach Schnapps taste like?

Peach Schnapps has a sweet, fruity flavor with a distinct taste of ripe peaches. It's a liqueur, so it also has a noticeable but not overly powerful alcoholic kick.

Can I prepare this cocktail in advance?

Cocktails are best prepared right before they are served. However, you can certainly mix the fluid ingredients in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Just remember to add them to a shaker with ice and shake well before serving.

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