Top 3 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Make at Home


Cocktails, a love story.

Once upon a time somebody created a holiday to celebrate the mythically mischievous cherub and the romantic heartstrings that we all have inside of us. They realised a new celebration of lovey-dovey perfection, rose petals (in slow motion) and white doves fluttering through the air. Valentine’s Day is a beautiful idea with the sweetest intentions…..

But relationships are tough in the modern world. We rely on swipes, DMs and Netflix chill sessions that usually get cancelled because we have to stay at the office late. As we battle through our search for love we face a mishmash of feelings and ups and downs and scorching emotions that leave us gasping for air, and leave us feeling more human than ever. We go through trials and tribulations exploring the balance between passion and self-control, meeting all sorts of people on the way. Luckily we can always rely on the eternally faithful, the ones who are always there for us. Cocktails. It is a relationship you can always rely on!

We can dance with cocktails filled with gin or rum or tequila, or all three if we are recently single. There is a cocktail for every highlight or ice-cream filled depression. There is a cocktail for every time you find “the one” and every time he was just another one. The fresher the breakup the more we hope for a heavy-handed barman, but the stronger the bond the more we hope for a two-for-one special on Long Island Ice Teas. I mean, we all need to have matching colourful cocktails for our couple shots on Instagram.

As Double Dutch is the perfect partner, we want to help out this Valentine’s Day by giving you our favourite cocktails for February 14th. Our selection is easy to make with ingredients you can find anywhere, so there is every reason for you and your partner to treat each other to a fiery night of cocktails at home. Whether you are drinking alone as a happy independent singleton, or a head over heels late twenty-something, you should find something delicious in our Valentines mini menu.

Our selected favourites are easy to make and even easier to drink, as we know there is no need to be overly dramatic for just another day of the year. So take a look below for our take on Valentine’s Day cocktails.

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Punchy Passion

Punchy Passion

With just the right amount of sweetness and bite, this one will keep you coming back for more.

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Gin of your choice
  • 6 Raspberries
  • 20ml Lime Juice
  • 10ml Honey (preferably organic)
  • Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil

Garnish:

  • Basil Sprig

Method:

  • Add all ingredients to a glass without the tonic
  • Muddle the raspberries together to combine their flavours
  • Add cubed (or heart-shaped) ice blocks
  • Pour your mixer into the glass
  • Add a basil sprig to finish it off

Enjoy the sweet sensations of your newly poured drink!

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Broken Hearts Do Float

Broken Hearts Do Float

Deal with those sobering emotions with a double dose of alcohol, and stare at each half of your broken heart floating in this beautiful drink.

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Gin of your choice (double shot if needed)
  • 20ml Belsazar Rose Vermouth
  • 10ml Honey
  • 2 Strawberries
  • Double Dutch Indian Tonic

Method:

  • Slice strawberries in half (symbolic, we know!)
  • Pour spirits into glass
  • Add strawberries and honey
  • Pour your Indian Tonic into the glass
  • Add a slice of strawberry to the rim of the glass

Serve in tall stemmed gin glass for added dramatic effect

 

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Dreamy Italian Lover

Dreamy Italian Lover

This drink tastes like cruising around Rome on a Vespa with a dark-haired lover. Thriving on the excitement of a holiday romance, we give you our spin on the Negroni.

Ingredients:

  • Campari
  • Martini Rosso
  • A slice of fresh grapefruit
  • Double Dutch Cranberry Tonic

Method:

  • Add Martini Rosso and Campari to the glass
  • Add four blocks of ice
  • Pour Cranberry Tonic over the ice
  • Finally, add your slice of grapefruit

Enjoy the taste of romantic freedom!

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