Cocktail Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Feeling romantic? You should be...

Any serious 14 February celebration requires a Valentine's Day cocktail or two, right? The big brands might have you believe that this 'holiday' is all about pink champagne and roses, but surely you should be putting in a little more effort for your loved one?

If so, may we humbly we present a pre- and a post-dinner recipe to set hearts racing?

Our first drink originates from Tony Conigliaro's Drink Factory and spent some time on the menu at his 69 Colebrooke Row (London) and Le Coq (Paris) bars. Inspired by the classic red lipsticks of the 1940's femme fatale, this drink is sure to get the evening off on a romantic footing.

As for after dinner, who could ask for more than a little Hanky Panky? Ada Coleman created this recipe during her spell as head bartender at the American Bar of The Savoy, London. Coleman worked on the recipe for hours and when she eventually deemed it good enough to serve to Victorian actor Sir Charles Hawtrey, he drained his glass and exclaimed "By Jove! That is the real hanky-panky!" and Hanky-Panky it has been called ever since:

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If these worked their magic, you might want to ask us about drinks for the wedding...#justsayin'
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