Aphrodisiacs have played a role in our life since forever. For centuries, people have looked for herbal blends to improve their love life. And both men and women use them. The science behind these natural and sex-boosting supplements might not tell the whole story, it is the belief that makes people get them. For some people, any type of alcohol serves as a way to get looser and enjoy sex more.
But today, we will take a look at some drinks, namely cocktails that will definitely spice up your life love life.
Whether you believe in the power of aphrodisiacs or not, we think we can change your mind. Most of these drinks take advantage of a rumored aphrodisiac ingredient. And while for some people alcohol is all they need to loosen up, these drinks will take things to the next level.
What is an aphrodisiac?
Let’s talk about the aphrodisiac effect before we get to some of the drinks with aphrodisiac power. These drinks are fun cocktails you can create for special occasions.
Now, not every bartender will know how to prepare these drinks. But we give you the ingredients for most of them.
Aphrodisiacs are substances that increase sexual desire and sexual pleasure. Any plant, mineral, spice, or any other ingredient can serve as an aphrodisiac. The most common way to consume aphrodisiacs is through eating and drinking.
The word comes from the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. She could seduce almost any men she wanted. So, what is the sorcery behind the aphrodisiac effect?
The term “aphrodisiac effect” is basically a catch-all phrase used for neurochemicals changes that energize or improve sexual function. We can divide these improvements into libido, potency, and pleasure. So, some of these aphrodisiac cocktails improve your libido, others your potency, but all of them deliver better sexual pleasure.
And the best part about the drinks on this list? They contain aphrodisiac ingredients you can easily source. Let’s take a look.
Komodo’s Hidden Dragon
You can find this drink at the Komodo restaurant in Miami. The restaurant also has a Sex on Komodo Dragon, a variation of the Sex on the Beach cocktail.
But back to our aphrodisiac drink. It is basically a mixture of vodka, sake, lychee, peach, yuzu, and pomegranate.
And the last ingredient, pomegranate, is the one that gets the juices going. It is a potent natural aphrodisiac that can increase testosterone levels in men.
Just add vodka and all the juices in a cocktail shaker, add some large ice cubes, and shake it up.
How do you spice up a martini? Well, easily, add some chili. If you know anything about aphrodisiacs, you know chili is one of the most potent ingredients you can add. This spice improves your blood flow, which brings more oxygen and blood to your genitalia. And that results in more potency and more pleasure during the sexual act.
Chili contains a high amount of capsaicin, giving you better stimulation for your body. One cocktail, and you will get in the mood instantly.
What do you need for this drink? Well, for starters, clean the chili and remove the seeds. Then, in a shaker, muddle the chili with syrup, and add vodka or gin. Finish off with a juice of your choice (peach, pineapple, or nectarine).
Add ice, shake, and then pour into a glass.
Tequila me Softly
We love cocktails that have a sexual name as well. For this one, you will need tequila, pure hibiscus, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and a cinnamon sugar rim.
You can prepare it rather simply, just combine and shake all the ingredients in a shaker with some ice. Coat the rim of a margarita glass in cinnamon sugar. Serve over ice, and garnish with a lime or lemon wheel.
Cinnamon gets the juices going here. In medicine, cinnamon promotes blood flow, especially in the abdominal area. And for your sexual intercourse, cinnamon delivers blood supply to the genitalia, facilitating sexual arousal.
This is just a twist on the classic Moscow mule. How to make it? Just squeeze lime juice in a Mule mug, add ice cubes, and then pour in gin. Fill with cold ginger beer and add some fresh mint sprig.
You can serve the love cocktail with a stirring rod. Many cultures use ginger as an aphrodisiac, and now you can use it in your drink. As for the cocktail, you can find it in San Diego’s restaurant, Bleu Boheme. They use it as a potentially seductive spirit.
The bar makes it using Canadian whisky, ginger beer, lime, grated ginger, and mint.
We talked about how chili and peppers can improve your sexual potency and pleasure. This cocktail also uses jalapeno peppers. They contain capsaicin, and we know what does that mean.
For the cocktail, you need Jalapeno-infused El Tesoro tequila, Fortaleza Reposado, Cocchi Americano, Fino Sherry, cucumber wheels, and saline solution.
Start by muddling cucumber and saline in a shaker, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Pour into a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a Martini glass. You can garnish with some chili with stem on.
Ginseng Ginger Spritz
For this drink, you will need Ginseng vodka, dry vermouth, lemongrass, fresh ginger, ginger syrup, and ginger beer. Of course, we have to add some crushed ice as well. Mix the ingredients, and then pour into a martini glass.
This cocktail has two powerful aphrodisiacs, red ginger and ginseng. Let’s start with red ginger, an ingredient many cultures use to solve sexual dysfunction. And then you have some ginseng, ingredient cultures use to help with erectile dysfunction and improve arousal in women.
Stir these two ingredients in a potent love potion.
Some of the aphrodisiac cocktails on this list look simple and elegant. And now we have one that looks really fancy. For this drink with aphrodisiac effects, you need gin, fresh lemon juice, ginger syrup, orange bitters, and Mezcal.
Add all the ingredients to a shaker, and fill with ice. Strain into a coupe, and garnish with some ginger. There you have it, another drink with loads of ginger.
The Chocolate Rye
If you really want to take things to the next level, we have a cocktail you have to try. It is a bit more complicated to make. But you will love the results.
You need cacao nib infused rye, Oloroso sherry, fresh lemon juice, lemon, and syrup from Unbound Cherries. The infused rye is the thing you have to make, and it is a bit complicated.
To make it, you need to add cacao nibs, pepper corns, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and rye to an airtight container. Swirl to mix and let it sit at room temperature for 2 days. Shake occasionally, and then strain into a clean container.
Cacao nibs contain anandamide, a chocolate ingredient full of antioxidants that will boost your libido. They say chocolate helps with sex as well, and you can now make it fancier than a bar of simple chocolate.
You can try this cocktail at Primavera Ristorante, an award-winning Italian restaurant in California. The drink combines flavors of watermelon thanks to a watermelon vodka. And then you have lime juice, cucumber, and soda water. The result is a spirit that produces potential sparks in the bedroom.
Gin Cocktail with Honey and Lemon Cordial
Gin is one of the best alcoholic drinks for a cocktail. It has a rather neutral taste and flavor, allowing you to mix it with anything you want.
In this cocktail, we add honey, a highly potent aphrodisiac that can trigger testosterone production and improve arousal.