It may still be freezing outside but we’ve got five new drinks to warm you up this February, and hey, with Valentine's approaching, you may just fall in love with a few.
Hyde NO. 9 Iberian Cask
If you’re looking for a new whiskey for your collection, check out Hyde NO. 9 Iberian Cask. This is a limited edition blend from a new collection of Irish whiskeys from Hyde, produced in Country Cork. NO 9. has been triple distilled from 100% malted Irish grain barley and matured in a port cask to add to the spirit’s distinct flavour which features winter fruits, warm spices and vanilla undertones. Minimum 43% ABV.
Price: RRP from £39.95.
Apiarist – Forager Edition
Think pink and try this lockdown gin. Just in time for February, honey-infused gin brand The Apiarist have launched a new Forager Edition. Husband and wife beekeepers Alex and Natalie Conti began partnering with gin distillers when they expanded their Lichfield apiary and found themselves with a lot of excess honey at the start of lockdown.
This latest blend is inspired by their foraging trips and incorporates ingredients the forager bee would be proud of including blackberries, elderberries, wild strawberry leaves and apple. The result is a sweet-tasting gin with a natural pink hue!
Corte Molino Pink Prosecco NV
If you’re on the lookout for pink fizz this month, this Corte Molino Pink Prosecco NV is a lovely fresh sparkling wine with raspberry, strawberry, and floral notes while maintaining a nice dry finish. Blended from Glera and Pinot Nero grapes, it may have been something to do with the fact that this was the first drop of booze we tasted at the end of Dry January but for under £10 we thought it tasted pretty fabulous!
Purchase from CoOp for £8.50
Strawberry Gin Liqueur - Bottle Bar & Shop
In keeping with the theme of all things PINK, husband and wife team Natalie & Xhulio, creators of the lovely Bottle Bar & Shop in Catford, South East London have the perfect thing to round of your Valentine’s Day, however you plan to celebrate!
Their Strawberry Gin Liqueur is made with a blend of said spirit infused with English strawberries. Drink it straight on ice, add it to a cocktail or mix with fizz. If you’re sending as a gift, you can even have your own personal message sent with it. Delivered UK-wide!
Minor Figures Cheeky Chai Cocktail
Here’s a new cocktail for your repertoire, made with Minor Figures plant-based milk range. The Cheeky Chai Cocktail uses wintery spices from their (frankly delicious) chai concentrate along with rum, oat milk and a splash of Vanilla Syrup.
Directions: Pour 25ml of the Minor Figures Chai Concentrate into an ice-filled mixing glass. Add in 50ml of Minor Figures Oat M*lk. Add 25 ml of good quality rum and 5ml of vanilla syrup and mix together. Strain into a Marini glass and finish with a garnish of star anise.
RRP: Special Bundle: Oat Milk & Chai - £13.99
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