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Romantic gin cocktails to serve this Valentine’s Day

in Mixology January 28, 2021

Revel in romance with this collection of Valentine’s Day cocktails that Cupid would be proud of. Whether you and your plus one are planning an evening at home to remember, or you’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day virtually this year, 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!

london dry gin and tonic

YOU’RE 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.

Sipsmith Bee's Knees cocktail
photo credit: @the_lazyfoodie

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?

Red Snapper

LADY IN RED

Add a passionate, rose-pink twist to the classic White Lady cocktail with sloe gin and raspberry syrup, which is simple to make yourself at home. Find the recipe here.

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.

The Lady In Red

A STAY-AT-HOME GETAWAY

Transport your partner to Paris without leaving your living room with this bubbly creation. Named after one of the city’s most charming bridges – where couples hang padlocks engraved with their initials as a sign of their eternal love – the Pont Des Arts Fizz will add extra sparkle to your romantic celebrations.

Combine 25ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin, 10ml freshly squeezed lemon juice and 5ml sugar syrup in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled flute or coupe and top up with pink Champagne.

Ponts Des Arts Fizz

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