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?
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.