Revel in romance with this collection of Valentine’s Day cocktails that Cupid would be proud of. Whatever you and your plus one have planned – from brunch in bed to a candlelit dinner – we have some delicious Valentine’s Day cocktails that you are guaranteed to fall in love with.
A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
So simple and yet so sensational, nothing beats the perfect partnership of gin and tonic. Learn about the history of this delicious double-act before crafting your own G&T to get the evening off to an effervescent start. To make the perfect gin and tonic, simply fill a thin-rimmed highball glass up to the top with ice cubes (a pre-chilled glass is even better) and pour over 50ml of Sipsmith London Dry Gin. Top up with tonic water and, using a stirrer or long spoon, lift the liquid from the bottom to gently combine the gin without reducing the fizz. Garnish with a wedge of fresh lime and there you have it – the simplest of Valentine’s Day cocktails that celebrates one of the bartending world’s most enduring relationships!
FOR THE BEE’S KNEES
Everyone dreams of having a secret admirer, and sending someone a Valentine’s Day card will feel like an extra-special surprise this year. However, if you live with your loved one, why not pay them a compliment with this sensationally simple Valentine’s Day cocktail?
To craft a Bee’s Knees at home, combine 50ml of our London Dry Gin and two barspoons of honey in a cocktail shaker and stir until the honey has dissolved. Add 20ml lemon juice and 20ml orange juice, then fill the shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon twist. Finally, present your creation to someone who you think is the Bee’s Knees.
BRUNCH FOR YOUR BELOVED
Impress the gin-lover in your life with a romantic brunch in bed, accompanied by a peppery Red Snapper – gin’s answer to the classic Bloody Mary. To craft this brunch favourite, fill a highball with ice and 50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin, a squeeze of lemon juice, 6 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, 3 dashes of Tabasco – depending how much you want to heat things up – tomato juice, celery salt and freshly ground black pepper. Looking to spice things up? Swap in our Limited Edition Chilli & Lime Gin for a more daring variant.
This drink is easy-to-make in the glass, so you can focus your efforts on serving up something equally special to eat. Smoked salmon, anyone?
LADY IN RED
Combine 25ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin, 25ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin, 12.5ml lemon juice, 1 egg white and 1 barspoon of raspberry syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake, then add ice and shake again before double straining the cocktail into a chilled glass. Add a little love heart to your Lady in Red by garnishing with a raspberry.
SPRING INTO SUMMER
Look forward to warmer months with a staycation-style weekend that’s guaranteed to put you in mind of sunny surroundings. Stock up on delicious ingredients – cheeses, cured meats and decadent cakes – and organise an indoor picnic. Then add an extra sparkle to your celebrations with a Strawberry Smash Spritz.
Simply combine 50ml Sipsmith Strawberry Smash Gin, 25ml fresh lemon juice and 50ml soda water in a large wine glass that’s filled with ice. Then top with chilled champagne and garnish with a freshly sliced strawberry and a sprig of fresh mint.
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