We’re not big fans of the obvious – ie roses and chocolates for Valentine’s Day. As on any other day of the year, we want GIN! So how delightful to receive some helpful tips from our good friends over at Hendrick’s Gin about celebrating the season of love in style.
While Hendrick’s Gin isn’t for everyone, it is the perfect peculiar addition to any Valentine’s soirée. Made with cloudy apple juice and sweet fresh raspberries and served with a slice of cucumber, the Chelsea Rose provides the ultimate sweet refreshment. Or for those in the mood for something more tantalizing, tempt your loved one with the floral flavours of the Raspberry Royale, layered with champagne and a ravishing raspberry.
50ml Hendrick’s Gin
150ml Cloudy Apple juice
5 Fresh Raspberries
Dash Fresh Lemon
Method: Combine all ingredients into a teapot, stir briskly and leave to brew for a few moments. Pour into an ice filled teacup.
Garnish: One fresh raspberry and slice of cucumber
Raspberry Rose Royale
25ml Hendrick’s Gin
5ml Sugar Syrup
One Fresh Raspberry
Top up with Champagne
Method: Combine raspberry, sugar and gin in cocktail shaker and shake briskly. After just three strong shakes, finely strain into base of flute before layering champagne on top. Mix before drinking.
Garnish: One fresh raspberry