What tipples will you be serving on Valentine’s Day? We say, forget the wine and Champagne, February 14th is about sharing the cocktail love.
The Cocktail Lovers podcast, Valentine’s Day Bonus Episode – listen here!
In this bonus episode, we ask five drinks industry couples to tell us what they’ll be making for each other on Valentine’s Day. And for the ultimate food and drinks pairing ideas we go straight to the top, seeking expert advice from chef Adam Handling. Listen and learn about everything from how to cook the perfect steak, his favourite cocktail to pair with lobster and his ultimate cocktail and food menu to serve on Valentine’s Day.
What we’re mixing:
Bottled Sharing Dry Martini
450ml London dry gin
125ml Dry vermouth
160ml mineral water
Lemon twists, olives or cocktail onions to garnish
Add all ingredients to a clean 750ml bottle and shake gently to combine. Leave in the freezer for a couple of hours or overnight. Serve in chilled cocktail glasses and garnish with either the lemon twists, olives or cocktail onions.
From ‘Batched & Bottled Cocktails To Make Ahead’ by Max and Noel Venning.
The Cocktail Lovers theme music is by Travis ‘T-Bone’ Watson
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with some of our favourite industry cocktail couples
Margarita makes Giacomo…
20ml fino sherry infused with oyster leaf
5ml elderflower liqueur
17.5ml lemon juice
12.5ml agave syrup
5ml egg white
6-7 coriander leaves
Shake and double strain into a sea shell. Garnish with smoked sea salt rim and oyster leaves. Serve inside a treasure box with smoked mediterranean herbs.
Giacomo makes Margarita…
Punch in a bottle
30ml lime juice
15ml agave syrup
5ml green jalapeno source
20ml fino sherry
Gassified with CO2 and served sparkling in a bottle.
Roisin makes Edmund…
15ml Noilly Prat
3 cocktail onions
Stir over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cocktail onions.
Edmund makes Roisin…
60ml Olmeca Altos Blanco infused with blue corn
20ml Lime sherbet
20ml fresh lime juice
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled glass filled with ice.
Ran makes Janah…
40ml Fino En Rama
40ml NPU Amontillado
5ml Pedro Ximenez
2 dashes absinthe
Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Janah makes Ran…
“Anything he would ask me for!”
Philip makes Elayne…
45ml blanco tequila
15ml Baldoria dry vermouth
15ml Method sweet vermouth
Build in a rocks glass over an oversized ice cube and stir. Garnish with a grapefruit zest, zested and discarded.
Elayne makes Philip…
45ml Dorothy Parker gin
45ml Perry’s Tot Navy Strength gin
22.5ml Baldoria dry vermouth
Stir for 45 seconds, serve up in a frozen glass, and garnish with as many chilled Mezzetta cocktail onions as fit on a cocktail pick.
Deano makes Emma…
25ml Banhez mezcal
30ml Cocchi Rosa infused with rosehip
5 drops eucalyptus tincture
Eucalyptus leaf to garnish
Build all ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with the Eucalyptus leaf.
Emma makes Deano…
Don Julio 1942 Old Fashioned
60ml Don Julio 1942
Large dash of bitters
Orange zest to garnish
Stir down over ice to perfect dilution and serve in a rock glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange zest twist.
Perfect pairings for Valentine’s Day dining at home with Adam Handling
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