It’s no secret we’re obsessed with fruit at FICKS, but does it cross the line into “love”? Honestly, yes. Not in a weird way (we think), but we just love, are in love with, and love everything about fruit. That’s why when Valentine’s Day comes around, we like to tell those we love with…you guessed it….pink fruit.
Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day solo (self love ✊☮️) or spending it with your special somebody, there’s a romantic fruit for all occasions.
And with Valentine's Day and the Super Bowl basically on the same day this year, we thought we'd put together our first ever Pink Fruit Power Rankings to help you celebrate this Valentine's Day.
Logan berries were created by accident, and what a deliciously pink accident it was. James Logan, the namesake for these pink beauties, created them by accidentally crossing a blackberry and raspberry plant in Santa Cruz, California in 1881. Classic Bay Area innovation.
They have the taste and color of raspberries, but the shape and size of blackberries, a winning combination if you’re looking for a jewel-like berry to drop in your Valentine’s Day cocktails.
9. Pink Watermelon
We’re giving Raspberries the higher ranking over their Loganberry offspring because of its bittersweet goodness, as well as its inventiveness in creating said Loganberries. Raspberries are a staple of Valentine’s Day drinks and desserts – being used as garnishes on cakes, muddled in pink cocktails, or enjoyed in classic berries and cream.
7. Pink Lady Apples
The classic Valentine’s Day fruit since before Valentine’s Day even existed. Due to their high seed content, figs have long been associated with fertility. The ancient Greek’s even celebrated fig harvest with a few sexy Rated-R rituals (we’ll leave that for you to Google on your own time), and they’ve generally been a symbol of love throughout cultures.
4. Dragon Fruit
3. GrapefruitFICKS Grapefruit Hard Seltzer and our grapefruit Paloma Cocktail Mix.
Another ancient aphrodisiac, the alluring powers of the pomegranate stretch back again to those ancient Greeks. With pink skins and seeds that literally look like shining rubies, pomegranate is the #2 fruit for Valentine's Day no questions asked.
Did you really think strawberries wouldn’t be #1 on Valentine’s Day? Chocolate-covered, topped with whipped cream, however you like them strawberries are the unquestioned Queen and King Cupids of Valentine's Day fruit.
Legend has it that when two people split a strawberry, they’ll fall in love. We frankly think splitting a Strawberry Valentine's Day cocktail is an even better move, so here’s a quick recipe for one using FICKS Strawberry Margarita Mix.