True, one doesn’t need a day to enjoy love. But an excuse to celebrate it is always great. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to plan out your special date and curate a menu which will add warmth to your day. And, what’s a better way to carve out your drinking game than adding a special, heady touch to it. So, pop a bottle of champagne and follow our simple guide for a V-day like no other.
BRUNCH DONE THE BELLINI WAY
Celebrations don’t always have to begin in the evening. If you are taking out your lady love or your main man for a brunch date, go for classic Bellinis, served in style. While the classic is made with Prosecco and peach nectar or purée, we like some champagne in ours. Cheers!
FLUTES OF KIR ROYAL FOR YOUR DINNER DATE
This one’s perfect if you are trying to impress your date with a drink which is as good looking (or just a wee bit less) than your partner. Kir Royal is a variant of traditional Kir, with the former topped with champagne rather than the classic white wine. In a champagne flute, add blackcurrant-based liqueur Crème de Cassisto the bubbly and serve chilled.
JUST PICK THE GOLDEN MIX
Whenever in doubt, go classic. The bubbly is treated with concentrated bitters for this one, and, it’s perfect for the post-party date. Place a sugar cube in the flute, soak it with bitter (mainly Angostura) and add champagne to finish your cocktail off. Top with a plump strawberry.
A PARTY FOR TWO: GO FOR POINSETTIA
To add some sweetness to your date, with a boozy touch of course, opt for this easy to whip-up cocktail. Add orange-based liqueur and cranberry juice to your goblet or flute and top it up with your favourite chilled champagne. You can even add a shot of vodka to make it more stiff.