A Symphony of Red Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, the celebration of love, calls for a toast that echoes the passion in one’s heart.

What better way to express this sentiment than with a curated selection of romantic, red cocktails?

In this exploration of love in a glass, each concoction is not just visually stunning but also a sensory journey. Here, we present an array of enticing options, each with its unique blend of ingredients to elevate your Valentine’s Day experience.

Betty Buzz Lemon Lime Flirty Shirley

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Bottle Betty Buzz Sparkling Lemon Lime
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • Cherry for garnish
Capturing Romance: A Symphony of Red Cocktails for Valentine's Day

Instructions:

  • Add ice to a highball glass and pour in a splash of Grenadine.
  • Pour Betty Buzz Sparkling Lemon Lime over the ice.
  • Gently stir the ingredients together.
  • Garnish with a cherry.

Price and Availability: RRP starting from £2.50 per 266ml bottle, available at Whole Foods Market and Amazon (24 x 150ml cans from £29.99).

Axia Clover

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Axia Spirit
  • 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 10ml Dry Vermouth
  • 5ml Raspberry Jam
  • 1 Egg White
  • Two fresh raspberries for garnish
Capturing Romance: A Symphony of Red Cocktails for Valentine's Day

Instructions:

  • Shake all ingredients with ice.
  • Strain into a Martini Coupe glass.
  • Garnish with two fresh raspberries on a cocktail stick.

Price and Availability: Axia Spirit is priced at £31.95 with an ABV of 40%, available from Amazon, Master of Malt, and The Whisky Exchange.

Kavka Estate Negroni

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Kavka Vodka
  • 40ml Antica Formula
  • 40ml Campari bitters
Capturing Romance: A Symphony of Red Cocktails for Valentine's Day

Instructions:

  • Combine ingredients in a rock glass with ice.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.

Price and Availability: From £29.65 for 70cl, available on Amazon, Master of Malt, and Spiritly.

Choya Extra Shiso with Soda

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Choya Extra Shiso
  • Soda water
Capturing Romance: A Symphony of Red Cocktails for Valentine's Day

Instructions:

  • Add Choya Extra Shiso to a glass filled with ice.
  • Top up with soda water.

Price and Availability: RRP starting from £27.99 for 70cl, available from DrinkSupermarket.

Mermaid Bitter French

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Mermaid Pink Gin
  • 10ml Campari
  • 12.5ml Lemon Juice
  • 12.5ml Sugar Syrup
  • Champagne
  • Twist of Grapefruit for Garnish
Capturing Romance: A Symphony of Red Cocktails for Valentine's Day

Instructions:

  • Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add Mermaid Pink Gin, Campari, lemon juice, and sugar syrup.
  • Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled flute.
  • Top with Champagne.
  • Garnish with a twist of grapefruit.

Price and Availability: Mermaid Pink Gin starts from £41 for 70cl, available from various retailers, including John Lewis, Master of Malt, and Amazon.

Cotswolds No. 1 Wildflower Winter Spritz

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Cotswolds No.1 Wildflower Gin
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Passion Fruit Syrup
  • Champagne or Soda
Capturing Romance: A Symphony of Red Cocktails for Valentine's Day

Instructions:

  • Place all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
  • Shake and strain over ice into a gin glass.
  • Top up with champagne or soda and stir.

Price and Availability: Cotswolds No. 1 Wildflower Gin starts from £37 for 700ml, available from Cotswolds Distillery.

Mijenta Blanco Tequila Midnight Kiss

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Mijenta Blanco Tequila
  • 10ml St Elizabeth Dram
  • 15ml Dubonet
  • 15ml Vermouth
  • 10ml Maraschino
  • 2 Dashes of Bitters
  • Lemon peel for garnish
Capturing Romance: A Symphony of Red Cocktails for Valentine's Day

Instructions:

  • Stir all ingredients with plenty of ice.
  • Strain into a chilled Martini glass.
  • Garnish with lemon peel

Price and Availability: Priced at £54.99 for 70cl, Mijenta Blanco Tequila is available from Selfridges, Master of Malt, Amazon, Harvey Nichols, and Hedonism.

In conclusion, these red cocktails for Valentine’s Day are not just drinks; they are expressions of love and craftsmanship. Each recipe is an invitation to explore a symphony of flavours, meticulously curated for those special moments.

As you embark on this romantic journey, let these cocktail recipes be your companions in celebrating love, passion, and the art of mixology. Cheers to a Valentine’s Day filled with love and exquisite drinks!

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