Valentine's Day 2021: Impressive cocktails to make for a special someone... or yourself
30 January 2021, 15:00 | Updated: 12 February 2021, 14:02
The romantic day of the year might look a bit different in 2021, but that doesn't mean you can't indulge in a fancy tipple, or two
The Elyx Spritz
1 part Absolut Elyx
1 part Lillet Rose
Top Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, then pour in to a chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Slingsby Marmalade Espresso Martini
37.5ml Slingsby Marmalade Gin
12.5ml Coffee Liqueur (e.g. Mr Black, Kahlua or Tia Maria)
25ml Espresso or Cold Brew (e.g. Artemis Cold Brew)
10ml Sugar Syrup
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Add all ingredients to a shaker, shake well with ice then remove the ice and shake once more. Strain into a Martini or Coupe glass and garnish with coffee beans.
150ml Barefoot Jammy Red
100g Frozen Blackberries
45ml Sugar Syrup
Pour the Jammy Red wine into a blender. Add the frozen blackberries and syrup. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large glass. Garnish with a mint leaf and blackberry.
Pucker Up Cocktail
115ml Barefoot Pink Moscato
45ml Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
15ml Cranberry Juice
10ml Simple Syrup
A squeeze of lime juice
Lime Wedge to garnish
Combine all liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
A balancing act of three parts. This fruity, nutty and sweet cocktail showcases our ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’.
25ml Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ (RRP £40, Salcombe Gin)
25ml Londinio Rosé Vermouth
25ml Londinio Aperitivo
Combine the gin, vermouth, aperitivo in a mixing glass with plenty of ice and stir gently. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a twist of lemon peel.
K N Sour
75ml ‘New London Light’ (RRP £27.50, Salcombe Gin)
12.5ml ginger juice
12.5ml lemon juice
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp wildflower honey
12.5ml aquafaba (water from a can of chickpeas)
Place all the ingredients into a Boston shaker with plenty of ice Shake vigorously for 15 seconds before straining into a chilled glass.
Oh Romeo, by Taj Hotels, London
15ml orange juice
10ml strawberry liqueur
10ml elderflower cordial
Top with Champagne
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake well and strain into a champagne flute. Top with Champagne, sit back and enjoy.