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Romantic Cocktails for Valentines Night

Thursday the 11th of February 2021 at 07:00 PM (9 months ago)


Learn how to make two delicious and unusual cocktails for a romantic night in: Helen of Troy and A Lover's Martini.

Our first cocktail will be a Champagne-based drink, full of colour and flavoured with roses. The second will be stronger with the sensual appeal of spices, hibiscus and orange.

The Aperitif Guy Paul is an expert in cocktail history and an accomplished host. You can read more of his ideas about fine foods and drinks on his popular blog: blog.theaperitifguy.co.uk

Ingredients and kitchen tools

If you'd like to make these cocktails along with me, you will need the following equipment:

  • 2 Champagne glasses (flutes or coupes are equally good)
  • 2 Martini glasses
  • A mixing glass or jug
  • A long-handled spoon
  • A strainer (a tea strainer or a slotted tablespoon will do)


You will need the following ingredients:

  • Rose-flavoured liqueur (such as Giffard Crème de Rose or Briottet Liqueur de Rose)
  • Sparkling dry rosé wine
  • a few rose petals
  • London Dry Gin
  • Martini Fiero or another rosé vermouth
  • Everleaf Mountain cordial