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Seven cocktails to spice up your Valentine’s Day

Slingsby French Kiss gin cocktail

Whether you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day with your partner, a sibling or a group of best pals, why not try one of these tasty drinks? Behind their seasonally appropriate names are some great flavour combinations, classic twists, and fresh ideas. Please note: it is not mandatory to be celebrating Valentine’s Day while mixing and drinking these cocktails!

Check out our Valentine’s Day gift ideas here.

Slingsby French Kiss gin cocktail
Slingsby French Kiss

French Kiss – Slingsby

  • 50ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin
  • 50ml pineapple juice 
  • 20ml lime juice 
  • 25ml Chambord

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

Perfect Lady – Beefeater

  • 60ml Beefeater Peach & Raspberry Gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 20ml orange liqueur
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker and dry shake until a foam starts to form. Add ice and wet shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled glass.

Whitley Neill Swipe Right
Whitley Neill Swipe Right

Swipe Right – Whitley Neill

  • 40ml Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin 
  • 60ml cranberry juice​
  • 10ml grenadine​
  • Tonic water
  • Sliced strawberries, to garnish

Add ice to a rocks glass followed by the gin, cranberry juice and grenadine. Top with tonic water and garnish with slices strawberries.

Mirabeau Rosé Negroni
Mirabeau Rosé Negroni

Rosé Negroni – Mirabeau Gin

The secret of a great Negroni is in the ice – try these rose ice cubes to add a Valentine’s touch. Make sure you have plenty of ice (or one large piece) in a rocks glass and then add the Gin, Vermouth and Bitters. Give it a gentle stir just to start the ice melting and diluting to your preferred taste. Take a long peel of orange zest, wipe it around the rim of the glass and pinch the peel over the drink just to express a little oil.

Rock Rose My Heart
Rock Rose My Heart

My Heart – Rock Rose

  • 45ml Rock Rose Gin Original Edition
  • Half a ripe pear, cubed
  • Handful of raspberries
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • Small pinch of Scottish seaweed (Rock Rose uses Mara)
  • Fresh rosemary, to garnish

Muddle the pear and raspberries in a cocktail shaker. Add all the other ingredients and vigorously shake for 10-12 seconds. Strain into a highball glass and top with ice and soda. Garnish with a rosemary sprig. 

Caorunn Flooradorable
Caorunn Flooradorable

Flooradorable – Caorunn

  • 50 ml Caorunn Scottish Raspberry 
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 20ml raspberry and ginger syrup

Shake all ingredients excluding the soda water. Strain into a tall glass over ice. Top with soda water and stir. Garnish with an edible flower and lime twist.

Tarquin's Black Cherry Gin Sour
Tarquin’s Black Cherry Gin Sour

Black Cherry Sour – Tarquin’s

  • 50ml Tarquin’s Black Cherry Gin
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml maraschino liqueur
  • 1 fresh egg white
  • A few maraschino cherries, to garnish

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with lots of ice. Shake until cold and then strain. Remove all the ice and then shake again for two minutes. Finally, strain over ice into your favourite tumbler and garnish with maraschino cherries!

Check out our editor’s tasting of Tarquin’s Black Cherry Gin here.

Gin cocktails from World of Zing
Gin cocktails from World of Zing

World of Zing Gin Lover’s Cocktail Collection

You don’t have to miss out on professional-quality cocktails if you’re staying in this Valentine’s. World of Zing has created a Gin Lovers Cocktail Collection, featuring four single-serving 50ml bottles: a Negroni, Sour, Bramble and Gimlet.

2 comments on “Seven cocktails to spice up your Valentine’s Day

  1. We love a gin-spired Valentines day!

  2. Jerry Ott

    How to make home made pink gin

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