I’ll look for any excuse to enjoy a good cocktail with friends, and this particular excuse was the impending day of love. Fay and I decided to put together a selection of our own cocktails for valentines day, and these tasty alcoholic delights are a real celebration of all that is pink and red.
After filling a trolly with all kinds of sweet concoctions we headed back to my house to get our mix on. We kind of made these up as we went along and they all came out absolutely perfect and I will definitely be making them again. My husband and our friend Kelly helped out as taste testers and we had so much fun creating them.
So if your spending valentines with a loved one or sharing time with friends or even if your spending this one on your own give one of these a try…
Shake rose water with gin, vodka and crushed ice in a cocktail mixer
Strain into glass
Pour over pink lemonade
Garnish with slice of lime
Love You Berry Much
Wedge of lime
Add dark rum and a handful of morello cherries to a cocktail mixer
Shake these together with ice (you’ll need to give this one a lot of shaking)
Strain it into glasses/jars
Add cherries and raspberries and pour over a little grenadine
Pour over cherryade
Garnish with wedge of lime
Wedge of grapefruit
Juice of half a lime
Fresh grapefruit juice
Add vodka and gin to glass
Add the juice of half a lime
Pour over some fresh grapefruit juice
Top with a little soda water
Add a shot of vodka to the glass
Add a small amount of lime cordial
Pour some cherry Lambrini
We made ours look extra romantic with pink ice cubes made using water and a tiny bit of food colouring.
Heart of Rum
A handfull of summer fruits (we used a frozen selection)
Half a packet of Love Hearts
Red Grape Juice
Blend all the ingredients together in a blender with a handful of ice
We firstly decorated these with a cherry and sparkler candle, however when the candle failed to sparkle we garnished with a cherry and pink bon bon on a cocktail stick.
Cupid’s Gin Twist
Wedges of Lime
Pour a shot of gin into your glass
Poor lime in a little lime cordial
Top with Moscow Mixer
Garnish with a slice of lime
I hope you get the chance to try some of these and let me know what you think. Have a very happy valentines day xxx
You can see Fay’s cocktail post here.