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3 easy to make cocktails for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away. Going out for dinner is always an easy option, but staying in is often far more relaxing than venturing out to a busy restaurant, and it's easy to make your evening far more personal and meaningful. 

As for decorating your dining room, make a few easy changes to create the perfect atmosphere. If you have a touch of urban chic with gorgeous industrial style lighting in your living or dining room, make sure you keep the light low for a romantic evening. On an industrial dining table, add flowers and lots of candles to set the scene.

Finish your evening with one of our fantastic gift ideas for something a little different from the typical flowers, jewellery or chocolates. 

A gorgeous glass of wine is always a great accompaniment to your dinner, but why not try something a little different with one of these Valentine's Day themed cocktails:

Flirtini

The Flirtini is a fabulous sweet and fruity cocktail, best served in a martini glass with a garnish of mint or a glacé cherry.

Ingredients

  • pineapple
  • cointreau or triple sec
  • vodka
  • pineapple juice
  • champagne or prosecco
  • or orange juice, lime juice and lemonade

Muddle a couple of pineapple chunks with 1 part Cointreau, or Triple Sec if you prefer, in the bottom of a mixing glass. Then add 1 part vodka and 2 parts pineapple juice. Strain and pour into a chilled glass or over ice and top up with champagne or prosecco. 

For a non-alcoholic version, substitute the alcohol for a blend of orange juice, lime juice and lemonade for a fresh and fruity drink. 

French Kiss

If you are looking for something a little creamier, French Kiss is perfect.

Ingredients

  • Chambourd
  • vodka or Irish cream whiskey
  • dark creme de cacao
  • cream
  • chocolate kiss

Pour equal parts Chambourd, vodka, dark creme de cacao and cream into a cocktail shaker and shake before topping with a chocolate kiss. Alternatively, if you don't like vodka, switch for something like an Irish Cream whiskey and maybe add a little less cream. 

X's and O's

X's and O's is a great gin based drink which is light and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • sage leaves
  • pear syrup
  • pear
  • blueberries
  • lime juice
  • gin
  • ice
  • berries

Place the 2 sage leaves, a dash of pear syrup, a couple of slices of pear and a handful of blueberries into a cocktail shaker and muddle to combine. Add a dash of lime juice, gin and ice and then shake before pouring into a tall glass. Garnish with a mixture of berries and enjoy.

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