A hug in a glass – gin cocktails for Valentine’s Day 2021
After last year, what we all need on Valentine’s Day is a hug. We bring you three cocktails each of which is tantamount to a hug in a glass. This is 2021, so it’s out with the old and in in with the ‘new normal’. Think of gin not solely as an aperitif or Champagne as the obvious go-to choice. English gin is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Brockmans Gin cocktails taste every bit as glamorous as they look and will take you through the evening.
Brockmans Curious Blue, brimming with blueberry notes to complement this extraordinary gin, with its blueberry and blackberry notes.
Ingredients (serves two)
80ml Brockmans Gin
20ml Blueberry liqueur
20ml Lemon juice
120ml Blueberry puree (bought in a sachet or home-made using about 200g of fresh or frozen berries)
100-140ml Ginger beer
Garnish: Dry ice (optional); blueberries or mint
Shake the first four ingredients with ice. Strain into tall Collins glasses filled with a few dry ice pellets topped with ice cubes and then top with the ginger beer.
Garnish each drink with a mint sprig and a knotted bamboo skewer or a cocktail stick with 3 blueberries.
Find Brockmans Gin (RRP £34) at ASDA, Booths, Co-Op, M&S, Morrisons, Ocado, Tesco and selected speciality retailers and online retailers including the brand’s own online shop: where you can also find gorgeous Valentine’s gifts for your cocktail-loving partner.