Shake it up for Valentine’s Day

Skip the chocolates this Valentine’s Day and impress your sweetheart with these deliciously romantic cocktails 

Spirited Union  
Spirited Union Pink Grapefruit and Rose Rum is made by distilling the skin of blush-pink grapefruits to match the refreshing floral taste of Swazi rum. The rum is enhanced with infused blood orange for a bitter-sweet sour taste and has been vapour-infused with fragrant garden rose petals and elderflower to give an intense floral aroma. The result is the perfect union of citrus and blossom.

Spirited Union Rum Think Pink

  • 50ml Spirited Union Pink Grapefruit & Rose
  • Add 30ml fresh lemon juice, 15ml Grenadine, 5ml sugar syrup.
  • Shake Spirited Union Pink Grapefruit & Rose Rum, fresh lemon juice, grenadine and sugar syrup in a shaker filled with ice
  • Strain into a glass with crushed ice, top with soda water and garnish with a mint sprig

Located near the centre of Amsterdam, Spirited Union is an independent pioneering rum company and distillery producing exceptional botanical infused rums, creating a new flavour driven category for rum. Spirited Union’s mission is to revolutionise the rum category by uniting rum with real botanicals and getting the most out of each ingredient so that nothing is wasted. RRP: £27.50 for 70cl. 38% ABV.

El Bandarra 
El Bandarra Al Fresco combines high quality Garnacha Rosé wines with natural Mediterranean herbs, spices, botanicals and citrus to create a soft, bittersweet aperitif with an intense and refreshing grapefruit taste and notes of Barcelona-by-the-beach.

El Bandarra is a refreshing range of natural aperitifs from Barcelona crafted from quality Spanish wine and Mediterranean botanicals. The El Bandarra way of life is a great way to sum-up how life is usually enjoyed in Barcelona: long and sunny days, happy people and most importantly, fun!

El Bandarra Al Fresco & Tonic 

  • 1 Part El Bandarra Al Fresco,
  • 2 parts tonic, garnish, slice of orange 
  • Add ice to a tumbler or highball glass and pour over

The El Bandarra bottles pay homage to the nostalgic golden age of aperitifs, a time when the bars of Barcelona hand painted tapas on the menu on their windows with colourful lettering to attract passers-by. This is replicated on the El Bandarra glass bottles, which are adorned with tapas that pair perfectly with the El Bandarra range. Complete with a flip-top stopper, the El Bandarra bottles are re-usable and portable. RRP: £20.99 for 1-litre.

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