Forget the chocolates, go for the Valentine’s Day Cocktail!
If you want someone to feel exceptional make them a Valentine’s Day Cocktail! Just look at the color, doesn’t it say “I love you!” A beautiful Gin and Tonic has always been a “special occasion” drink for me.
Last Christmas I was back in England with three of my girls, we enjoyed the largest G&T’s I’d ever seen. The glasses were cut glass goblets. It was a special evening in a beautiful ancient hotel by a huge open roaring fire. Here’s my eldest with her lovely British cousin, my gorgeous little niece. (See what I mean about the goblets!) It was Heaven 🙂
Back to Valentine’s Day. Thanks to Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade a “pink gin” is as easy as opening a bottle.
What type of Gin should I use?
In my opinion, and after a fair amount of taste testing I would recommend Tanqueray followed closely by Hendricks. If you’re lucky enough to live in England the sky is the limit. There are so many bespoke gins available, have a lovely time finding your favorite!
Can this be a Mocktail?
Of course!! Mocktails, for many good reasons are becoming very popular. To make this a mocktail simply leave out the Gin! It’s also hugely economically to drink this way.
What should I add?
I do think this is a personal preference. Here are a few ideas:
- Plenty of lemons and limes
- Fresh mint. Rub the mint leaves between your fingers a little to help release the natural oils and aroma before adding to the drink, it makes all the difference.
- Pink rose petals, please make sure the roses are organic and of edible quality. We don’t want to offer our sweetheart a goblet of pesticides.
- Pomegranate seeds
Owning some beautiful cut glass goblets would be lovely, although for some reason I don’t think they’d last long in my crazy household. Instead I used these stemless goblets which work wonderfully for anything from a glass of water to a Valentine’s Day Cocktail.Print
Valentine’s Day Cocktail!
A Pretty Pink Gin Cocktail for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s day, Weddings, Anniversaries or any day that needs a little pink pick you up:)
For each cocktail:
3 oz Gin, I used Tanqueray, CHILLED
1, 275 ml bottle of Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade CHILLED
Lemon and Lime slices
Sprig of fresh mint
Pour the gin into a glass, add the Rose Lemonade. Add the lemon, lime, raspberries, ice cubes and mint. Remember to rub the mint leaves gently between your fingers to release the oils and aroma. Stir, sip and enjoy.
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