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Keep love in the air with these Valentine’s Day drinks

The day of love is almost upon us. Valentine’s Day is this 14 February so if you’re in need of a few beverage ideas for the menu, consider yourself on the right track with some of these winning cocktail ideas.

Patron, Starlight Sangria

This easy to make cocktail is best as a pre-dinner romantic punch enjoyed under the stars. Simply combine Citronge orange liqueur, Sauvignon Blanc, grapefruit juice, sparkling water, then pour Patron Silver into a pitcher add large chunks of ice, then garnish with grapefruit wheels and sprig of rosemary. 

How to make your Sangria:

·                240 ml Patron Silver

·                240 ml Citronge Orange Liqueur

·                1 Bottle Sauvignon Blanc

·                120 ml Grapefruit Juice

·                120 ml Sparkling water

·                90 ml Simple syrup

·                Grapefruit wheels for garnish

·                Rosemary sprig for garnish

Patron Silver is available in selected Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Liquorland, First Choice Liquor Market and Independent retailers for $89.95.

The Ultimate Romantic Night Cap  

GREY GOOSEespresso martini coffee cocktail

This easy to make cocktail will provide the perfect night cap to your romantic night at-home. Simply combine GREY GOOSE® Vodka, Single Origin espresso, coffee liqueur a pinch of salt and 3 coffee beans to garnish. Simply combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker and shake until icy-cold, then garnish with coffee beans. 

How to make your GREY GOOSE® Vodka Espresso Martini:

·                50 ml GREY GOOSE® Vodka

·                30 ml Single Origin Espresso

·                20 ml Coffee Liqueur

·                + Pinch of Salt

·                3 Coffee Beans for Garnish

GREY GOOSE® Vodka is available in selected Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Liquorland, First Choice Liquor Market and Independent retailers for $72.99.

A Touch of Romance with the Parisian Daiquiri

St Germain ElderflowerParisian Daiquiri brings a touch of the romance of Paris to your Valentine’s Day. In this classic cocktail St Germain brings a touch of complexity to compliment the perfect flavour balance of sweet, sour and spirit. Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake until icy-cold, then fine strain into a coupette glass. 

How to make your Parisian Daiquiri:

·                ¾  Oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur

·                1 ½  Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum

·                ¾ Oz Fresh Lime Juice

·                1 tsp Sugar

St Germain Elderflower Liqueur is available in select Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Liquorland, First Choice Liquor Market and Independent retailers for $73.99.

And if none of those will get things going, take a peek between the covers of new cocktail book, Australia’s Cocktails for the home bartender. The unique book caters to all levels of experience, starting with sections on bar basics, then delving into the deeper secrets of master mixologists; everything from the perfect shake right up to a fancy flame – Australia’s top 25 bartenders have each created and shared a recipe for a unique new cocktail based on 25 of the world’s finest spirits, which sit alongside the recipes for hundreds of classic cocktails.

Order the book by 7 February for delivery by Valentine’s Day at www.top25.com.au, using the code ILOVEGIN to save $10, making this special gift just $40 for the hardback or $25 for the softback, including postage.

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