With Valentines Day fast approaching we’ve put together a few of our favourite tips for some exciting and unique cocktails that are sure to impress and leave you bursting with romance! They would also be perfect for a night in with the girls, so get reading after the jump!
The La Vie En Fleur Cocktail
20ml St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Brut Rose or any other dry champagne or sparkling wine
Add St Germain to a champagne flute. Top up with Champagne, garnish with a lemon twist.
70cl St Germain retails at £20.99 and is available from Harvey Nichols, Waitrose and Selfridges.
Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur – Rosario Cocktail
Produced in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, Frangelico dates back more than 300 years to the presence of early monks living in the Piedmontese hills. They mastered the art of distilling, using local ingredients such as wild hazelnuts, to create a liqueur on which Frangelico is based today. Its name is an abbreviation of Fra. Angelico, a hermit monk believed to have inhabited the magnificent Piedmont hills during the 17th century.
1 shot of fresh strawberry puree or 4 strawberries
1 shot teichenne butterscotch schnapps
1 shot Frangelico
1 shot cream
Shake ingredients and double strain into a martini glass. Garnish with grated chocolate and enjoy! 70cl Frangelico retails at £11.99 and is available from Harvey Nichols, Waitrose and Selfridges.
Techienne Schnapps – Strawberry Sunset Cocktail
Delicious sweet fruit liquers from the Catalan region, Spain combine all natural ingredients with fresh fruit essences to create liqueurs in a rainbow of flavours including peach, apple, butterscotch, chocolate, melon, lemon, strawberry, raspberry, coffee and coconut.
Ingredients for a Strawberry Sunset Cocktail
1 shot of Techienne Strawberry
1 shot of Techienne Chocolate
2 Ripe strawberries
2 scoops of strawberry cheesecake ice cream using the brand of your choice.
Slice the strawberries into four and combine with Techienne flavours. Add Ice cream and shake or blend thoroughly. Serve over crushed ice and garnish the glass with fresh strawberries.
70cl Techienne retails at £12.65 and is available through www.thedrinkshop.com