Consumables are a failsafe gift for Valentines this year. As we all strive to reduce our contribution to landfill, a present that can be imbibed is an environmental and timeless choice, that’s sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face. And whether you’ve known them for a little or a long time, they’ll be delighted by one of these bottles.
Pasqua ‘PassioneSentimento Wine
Experience the romance of Verona this Valentine’s Day with Pasqua’s ‘PassioneSentimento’ range – four exquisite wines inspired by the classic love story of Romeo and Juliet. Featuring eye-catching label designs, the range includes the Passimento Rosso 2020, a blend of Corvina, Croatina and Merlot grapes processed through the ‘appassimento’ style of winemaking, where grapes are left to dry to concentrate their sugars and flavours. There is also the Passimento Bianco 2021, a 100% Garganega grape wine, lush and fruity thanks to the drying process. Completing the range is a brut and rose. Share the passion this Valentine’s Day with Pasqua.
The Butterfly Cannon Tequila Rosa
Tequila is the spirit of 2022, but we rarely think of it as pink. Here The Butterfly Cannon Rosa bucks the trend, incorporating 100% fresh agave and pink grapefruit peel. It comes from Mexico’s most awarded distillery and is named after the migration of butterflies from the US to Mexico (a percentage of its profits are donated in support of butterfly conservation). There’s also a blue variation, made with Prickly Pear and Clementine.
Eden Mill Love Gin
Based in St Andrews, the distillery is a well-respected gin producer. This was one of their first recipes, a sweet, floral and pink spirit that’s inspired by the town’s White Lady. As it contains rose (a symbol of passion and love), it’s perfect for Valentine’s, especially for a feminine-minded recipient who loves all things pink.
Regal Rogue Wild Rosé
Regal Rogue is made with 100% organic wine botanicals sourced responsibly from aboriginal communities and 98% recycled packaging this vermouth is the most sustainable on the market so you can quaff with clear free conscious this spring. Wild Rosé marries a pale and dry organic Cabernet Rosé with native Illawarra plums, rosella, strawberry gum, fruit spice, rhubarb and kina. Perfect in a three-step spritz with Sicilian lemonade or combined with Prosecco and Aperol for a Spritzer.
Beefeater Pink Strawberry
Another pink option, this one leans toward a fruity rather than floral flavour and represents excellent value for money. It comes from a veteran mainstream gin giant that’s highly awarded and is a bright, smooth and soft liquor, ideally served with strawberries (in the glass or on the side accompanied by some clotted cream).
Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale
From berries to currants, this comes from another longstanding English gin brand, one with a Royal Warrant no less. The Blackcurrant Royale was Inspired by Charles Tanqueray’s travels to France in the 19th century. Indeed, French blackcurrants have been incorporated into the mix, alongside vanilla and black orchid, for an exotic, intoxicating flavour that’s noticeably different from Tanqueray’s other gins.
Bullards Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin
The sweet aroma of fresh strawberries emanates from the glass, contrasting with the initial warming black pepper and juniper spice when sipped. The flavour evolves into delicate sweet notes of light strawberry and lemon on the finish. Mixed with tonic, all the fresh strawberry notes are released. Or try it as an amazing topper in a glass of Prosecco.
Gordons Pink Gin
Another gin taking its cue from a recipe originating in the 1800s, Gordon’s Premium Pink fuses botanicals with berries, to create a sweet, tangy and fragrant effect. This is one for those who enjoy sweet and fruity drinks and works well incorporated into a cocktail, or as a prosecco mixer. Like the Beefeater, it comes in at an excellent price too.
Cotswolds Wildflower Gin
Inspired by the glorious grasslands of the Cotswolds, Cotswolds No.1 Wildflower Gin is a delightful blend of cornflowers, lavender and orange layered over a classic dry gin. Reminiscent of summer meadows and bursting with zesty orange notes, our Wildflower Gin is fresh, floral and fruity with a pleasantly dry finish. Paired with premium tonic and a slice of orange, it makes for the perfect gin spritz.
The limited-edition Pomegranate from Cîroc is a sweet and fruit vodka with a rosy hue. Silky and smooth, it’s made with the best French grapes and lends itself to the creation of many different cocktails. Distilled five times over, the gluten-free beverage is finished in a tailor-made copper pot still in Southern France and provides hints of zesty lime when sipped.
Spirited Union Pink Grapefruit & Rose Rum
While pink grapefruit and rose give the colour to this botanical rum, it’s the addition of blood orange that provides the more bitter tang. It’s, therefore, less sweet than some of the other fruity floral drinks on our list, with an aromatic, botanical flavour. Each bottle also contains honey-scented elderflower blossom and is topped with a cork stopper for an extra touch of class.
Mermaid Pink Gin
Mermaid Pink Gin infuses the fresh flavour of Isle of Wight strawberries with the smooth yet complex taste of the award-winning Mermaid Gin, creating an aromatic and refreshing drink. Perfectly balanced, subtle yet vibrant, who could ask for much more this Valentine’s Day?
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