How to - Valentines at Home

POV: You've banked maximum brownie points after a show stopper Valentines meal, washed down with one of our cocktails. Don't know where to start? Read our handy guide below:

Valetines Cocktail

Step 1 - The Food

This might seem obvious. You're going to need to pull off a fancy meal a chef would be proud of, right? Not so fast. If you over-stretch yourself, not only are you setting yourself up to fail, but this is not the night to be taking risks and spending hours in the kitchen cooking something new. You're supposed to be entertaining, not chef-ing. The key here is in the preparation, and speed. Firstly, cook something you're familiar with. If you want to try something new, give it a practice run a week or two before. Next, do all the prepping, washing, chopping, anything you can in the morning or before they arrive. Finally, keep it simple. You don't want too many aspects to your dish. 

Valentine's Cocktail

Step 2 - Lighting

Don't under estimate the importance of lighting. That 'big light' or bright white spots you have in the dining room? Turn them off. You want to create that ambience you get in an intimate restaurant. Opt for warm yellow/orange lamps or even better -  light the room with candles dotted around or the fireplace if you have one.

Valentine's Cocktail

Step 3 - The Drinks

Yes you could go for a lovely bottle of red. But, you know what's better? A bottle of cocktail. This really is the easiest way to elevate your hosting skills this Valentines. Our cocktails come in handy 2-serve bottles for a relaxed night in, or if you're looking for a great night, try our 8-serve 1L bottles. If they're a fan of gin, try our Clover Club: Broker's London Dry Gin, Sicilian Lemon and Raspberry. Simple yet delicious. If you want something a little sweeter, why not try our Pink Lady: Gin, Apricot liqueur, Watermelon, Guava and Peach. Fancy trying a few flavours? Check out our bundles and sample a few different flavours. You won't be disappointed.


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