Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love and romance than with a handcrafted cocktail? Whether you're planning a romantic evening for two or hosting a cozy gathering with friends, these three cocktails are sure to set the mood and elevate your Valentine's Day celebration. From timeless classics to bespoke creations, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Let's kick off our Valentine's Day cocktail lineup with a true classic: the Damson Royale. This signature celebratory cocktail from Gattertop Drinks is a timeless jewel-toned delight that combines the rich flavour of Damson Nº12 with the effervescence of English sparkling wine. With its deep hue and elegant presentation, the Damson Royale is perfect for toasting to love and romance.
25ml Damson Nº12
English sparkling wine
Add a generous measure of Damson Nº12 to the bottom of a champagne flute.
Pour chilled English sparkling wine to the brim.
Stir gently and serve.
The Charlie Chaplin
Inspired by the iconic silent film legend, the Charlie Chaplin cocktail is a true classic that never goes out of style. Crafted with equal parts Damson Nº12, Fortunella liqueur, and lemon juice, this cocktail strikes a perfect balance between sweet and sour. With its pale pink hue and nuanced flavour profile, the Charlie Chaplin cocktail is a delightful homage to the golden age of Hollywood and the timeless charm of its namesake.
35ml Damson Nº12
35ml Fortunella liqueur
10ml lemon juice
Tarragon for garnish
Pour all measured ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with a sprig of tarragon.
For a bespoke creation that embodies the warmth and charm of autumn, look no further than the Figgy Pudding cocktail. Crafted with Damson Nº12, lemon juice, fig jam, and ginger ale, this cocktail is a showstopper that's sure to impress your guests. With its herbaceous and sweet flavour profile, garnished with a luscious half fig and a sprig of thyme, the Figgy Pudding cocktail is the ultimate indulgence for the season of love.
50ml Damson Nº12
15ml lemon juice
50g Fig jam
Sprig of thyme
A fig for garnish
Muddle a sprig of thyme in the bottom of a glass.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine Damson Nº12, lemon juice, and fig jam.
Shake for 10 seconds.
Fill the glass with fresh ice and strain the contents of the shaker over it.
Top up with ginger ale.
Garnish with half a fig.
This Valentine's Day, treat yourself and your loved ones to these handcrafted cocktails that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Whether you're sipping a Damson Royale, raising a toast with a Charlie Chaplin, or indulging in a Figgy Pudding, these cocktails are sure to make your celebration unforgettable. Cheers to love, romance, and the art of crafting the perfect cocktail!