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Perhaps you cringe at the thought of handing over a mushy Valentine’s gift, or just need something to go with a bunch of flowers – whatever the case, a bottle of their favourite tipple will always be well received. Everyone has a preferred drink, be it prosecco or whisky, so we’ve put together the trendiest boozy gifts on the market to help you say ‘I love you’ this year.
French Martini cocktail kit
Vodka cosmopolitan cocktail kit
Tipple Box produce monthly or one-off gift boxes containing spirits, mixers and recipes for delicious cocktails, meaning you can pick your loved one’s favourite drink and they’ll be able to turn it into a cocktail at home. If they’re a fan of vodka, splash out on a martini set to woo them this Valentine’s Day.
The finest champagne
If your sweetheart enjoys the finer things in life, they’ll be delighted to receive this limited edition box of Moet’s Rosé Impérial. It comes in gorgeous Valentine’s pink packaging.
Get figgy with it
Looking for something unusual? This sweet and sticky liqueur from France is made from real figs and is nothing like we’ve ever tried before. With a subtle jammy flavour, it is so light and fruity that you can enjoy it simply on the rocks, or perhaps in the recommended signature cocktail ‘Esprit de Fizz’– that is, 30ml of fig liqueur mixed with a glass of your favourite sparkling wine.
For caffeine addicts
Conker cold brew coffee liqueur
This gorgeously smooth coffee liqueur is cold-brewed by Dorset-based Beanpress Coffee Co, a method that allows the coffee to retain its rich and chocolatey, fruity flavour. Mix it in an espresso martini this Valentine’s Day, or sip slowly on the rocks.
English milk vodka
If your beloved enjoys vodka and is always on the lookout for something different, introduce them to British distillery Black Cow, famed for its quirky pure milk vodka. And no, it’s not some dodgy homemade white russian; the alcohol is made through a distillation and triple-filtration process using the whey in cow’s milk. The result is a super smooth drink that can be enjoyed on its own or in a vodka cocktail.
Transport your lover to hotter climes with this heavenly Jamaican coconut rum from Koko Kanu. Well, it’s more reasonably priced than a romantic holiday to the Caribbean! Serve it over ice or with your favourite mixer for a silky treat.
Why give someone flowers when you can get them a gin that tastes like roses? Having launched their original Liverpool Gin in 2016, the Merseyside distillers have released a special rose petal infusion just in time for Valentine’s Day. With natural floral notes, the gin not only tastes of rosewater but has a sharp and slightly spicy flavour. Tastes sensational on its own or with elderflower tonic.
The perfect cocktail Scotch
One of the smoothest whisky blends out there at the moment, Monkey Shoulder is perfect for a Valentine who likes his or her Scotch mixed in a cocktail. The base flavour tastes mostly of vanilla, however with warming, spiced undertones – it makes a mean old fashioned.
More Valentine’s Day inspiration…
We’ve rounded up the best foodie Valentine’s Day gifts in our Valentine’s Day gift guide.
Got the gift but need to execute the perfect romantic meal? See our guide on how to cook a last-minute Valentine’s Day dinner.
What’s your favourite Valentine’s Day tipple? Leave a comment below…
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