Bar Talker: if you could create a Valentine's Day cocktail what would it be?

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What would your Valentines' Day cocktail be?
What would your Valentines' Day cocktail be?

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In The Morning Advertiser's latest Bar Talker feature, we asked publicans 'if you could create a Valentine's Day cocktail what would it be?'

Jessica Branegan, Pleased to Meet You, Newcastle​: “Mine would include Eden Mill Love Gin as the foundation, with fresh lime and Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur to bring a little heat, add in the classic combination of cherries and chocolate with some Cherry Marnier & Chocolate Bitters. Stir it down and serve it straight.”

Mark Anderson, the Ruddington Arms, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire:​ “Ours would be rhubarb gin, low-ABV Aperol, lemon juice, sugar syrup and Fentiman's rose lemonade, with fresh raspberries or rhubarb. Everyone's very into low ABVs at the moment – and keeping it seasonal, pink, pretty and floral would work well.”

Louisa Gaynon, The Trading House, City of London:​ “New World Trading has actually created a Valentine’s cocktail already. It contains Pinkster Gin, Chambord, pineapple juice, Monin rose, strawberry purée and lemon juice.”

Lee Price, the Royal Pier, Aberystwyth, Mid Wales: ​“A sweetened, stimulating solution of alcohol and water containing medicinal substances, garnished with a wild pansy that fated its drinker to fall in love with the first watering hole they see. A powerful love potion capable of transmuting even the hardest of pubnoers into pubgoers.”

What would your Valentines' Day cocktail be?

Further reading: 

Research finds one in four couples met their partner in the pub:​ Conducted to kick off a six-week nationwide campaign urging consumers to celebrate their love for pubs, research by Ei Publican Partnerships shed light on Britons' enduring love of their 'local'​.

And they called it pubby love: Brakspear to celebrate pub romances:​ Oxfordshire-based pub operator and brewer Brakspear is celebrating the role of the 'local in bringing couples together with a competition in the run-up to Valentine's Day this year​.

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