Noche de Amor 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


Noche de Amor, or 'Night of Love', is a romantic cocktail that originated in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain. It was created by a talented bartender who wanted to craft a drink that would capture the passion and excitement of a love-filled evening. This cocktail quickly gained popularity among couples and is often enjoyed on special occasions such as Valentine's Day or anniversaries.

  • The name 'Noche de Amor' was inspired by the famous Spanish song 'Noche de Amor Desesperado' by Raphael.
  • The cocktail is known for its beautiful presentation and rich, complex flavors.
  • It is often served in upscale bars and lounges around the world.

How Noche de Amor Tastes?

Noche de Amor is a well-balanced cocktail with a delightful combination of sweet, sour, and fruity flavors. The rich and velvety texture is complemented by a subtle hint of spice and warmth from the cinnamon.

Interesting facts about Noche de Amor

  • Noche de Amor is sometimes referred to as the 'Spanish Love Potion' due to its romantic associations.
  • The cocktail is often garnished with a cinnamon stick and fresh fruit to enhance its visual appeal and add depth to its flavor profile.
  • The original recipe for Noche de Amor called for a specific brand of Spanish brandy, but it can be made with any high-quality brandy.



Brandy adds a robust and warm note to this cocktail, acting as its backbone. At 1.5oz, it’s just enough to give you a sweet kiss of spirit without knocking your socks off. Miss out on it and you’re at a school dance without your date – it’ll feel incomplete. If you swap it for bourbon, expect a bit more oaky vanilla fun.

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Passion Fruit Puree

The 1oz pour is the perfect potion to make the cocktail passionately fruity, balancing the brandy’s hug with a tropical punch. No puree? It’s like turning up the music but forgetting to dance! Mango or peach puree can be substitutes for a different, but still delicious, boogie.

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Lime Juice

Sharp and sassy, the 0.5oz of lime juice cuts through like the best kind of gossip, leaving a zesty buzz. Forget it, and the conversation – I mean, cocktail – turns flat. Lemon juice is the BFF that could stand in if needed, though it’s a bit of a sweeter talker.

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Simple Syrup

Sweetness is here thanks to the 0.5oz simple syrup, just enough to smoothen any edges without turning the drink into a syrupy mess. Leave it out, and you might as well be eating a lemon – it’ll pucker you up! Agave syrup can step in for a more complex, earthy sweetness.

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A pinch adds a mysterious whisper of spice that reminds you of autumn flings. Without it, you'll be missing that little sparkle in your eye. Nutmeg could play a similar role, albeit with a slightly different, nuttier intrigue.

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Orange Peel

This is for perfume, darling - a single peel to spritz the drink with a citrus cologne. If left out, your cocktail goes from suave player to wallflower. Lemon peel could be your understudy, albeit with a lighter, sunnier fragrance.

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Dressing up’s important. A cinnamon stick lends mystique, and fresh fruit is the eye-candy making you look twice. Without garnish, your cocktail is just not ready for its red-carpet moment.

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Recipe. How to make Noche de Amor Drink

  1. Prepare the ingredients: Measure out the brandy, passion fruit puree, lime juice, and simple syrup. Set aside a pinch of cinnamon and an orange peel for later use.
  2. Shake: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the brandy, passion fruit puree, lime juice, simple syrup, and cinnamon. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds to ensure proper mixing and chilling.
  3. Strain: Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass, leaving any ice behind in the shaker.
  4. Garnish: Gently twist the orange peel over the cocktail to release its oils, then discard. Garnish the drink with a cinnamon stick and a piece of fresh fruit, such as a slice of orange or a cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Brandy: For a more authentic taste, use a Spanish brandy.
  • Shaking: Ensure to shake the mixture vigorously for at least 15-20 seconds. This helps to properly mix and chill the ingredients.
  • Garnish: The garnish is not just for decoration. The oils from the orange peel and the cinnamon stick add depth to the cocktail's flavor.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Seafood: The fruity and tangy notes of the cocktail will complement dishes like grilled shrimp or ceviche.
  • Spicy Foods: Spicy dishes, especially those with a Latin American twist, will balance well with the sweetness of the cocktail.
  • Desserts: Go with creamy desserts or fruit-based treats to echo the passion fruit flavor.

Drink Pairings

  • Sparkling Water: Keep it simple with some sparkling water on the side to cleanse the palate.
  • White Wine: A crisp white wine can be a lovely accompaniment to the Noche de Amor cocktail.

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What you could change in Noche de Amor

  • Brandy: If you don't have brandy, you can use cognac or bourbon as a substitute.
  • Passion Fruit Puree: Mango puree can be used as a substitute for passion fruit puree.
  • Simple Syrup: If you don't have simple syrup, you can make your own by mixing equal parts of sugar and water and heating it until the sugar dissolves.

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Noche de Fresa

  • Brandy:1.5oz
  • Strawberry Puree:1oz
  • Lime Juice:0.5oz
  • Basil Syrup:0.5oz
  • Cinnamon:1pinch
  • Garnish: Basil Leaf, Fresh Strawberry This twist is a berry dream with strawberry stepping in for passion fruit. Basil syrup weaves a novel, herbal sweetness. The cocktail becomes a summertime love affair in a glass.

Amor en la Playa

  • White Rum:1.5oz
  • Passion Fruit Puree:1oz
  • Coconut Water:0.5oz
  • Agave Syrup:0.5oz
  • Cinnamon:1pinch
  • Garnish: Toasted Coconut Flakes Imagine beach nights with this twist. White rum for a clearer sea breeze feel, and coconut water infuses tropical tranquility. Agave hints at exotic adventures.

Cálido Amanecer

  • Añejo Tequila:1.5oz
  • Mango Puree:1oz
  • Lime Juice:0.5oz
  • Honey Syrup:0.5oz
  • Chipotle Powder:1pinch
  • Garnish: Cinnamon Stick, Lime Wheel The warm sun rises with añejo tequila's deep flavor, and mango puree showers the cocktail with sunrise sweetness. Chipotle powder adds a smoky awakening.

In case you forgot basics how to make Noche de Amor

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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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 Noche de Amor

Can Noche de Amor be turned into a mocktail?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic version of Noche de Amor, simply substitute the brandy with a non-alcoholic brandy or skip it altogether. The mix of passion fruit puree, lime juice, simple syrup, and cinnamon still tastes great.

Is Noche de Amor suitable for a crowd?

Absolutely. The recipe can be easily multiplied to serve a crowd. Just ensure each cocktail is individually garnished for the best presentation.

Are there variations to Noche de Amor cocktail?

Yes, there can be some variation depending on the precise ingredients used, especially if substituting key elements. For example, using mango puree instead of passion fruit will create a different drink, but with a similar overall taste.

What type of events is this cocktail suitable for?

Noche de Amor is often enjoyed on special occasions such as Valentine's Day or anniversaries due to its romantic associations. However, its rich, complex flavors make it suitable for any party or event.

What kind of meals pair well with Noche de Amor?

Noche de Amor pairs well with various cuisines, but it is especially complementary with spicy foods as the cocktail's sweetness can balance the heat from the dishes.

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