On Monday 14th February celebrate Valentine’s Day with the ultimate Pink Drink gifts
Tequila and Rum
Artisanal small batch Tequila from the highlands of Jalisco made with 100% agave and the best possible materials embracing traditional methods resulting in a complex tequila with a silky long finish. This unique super-premium spirit distilled by Maestra Tequilera Ana Maria Romero is carefully crafted with a commitment to environmental sustainability and support for the local community.
RRP: £54.99 for 70cl. ABV: 40%. Available from: Mijenta Tequila, Amazon and Master of Malt
The Butterfly Cannon Rosa Tequila
The Butterfly Cannon Rosa Tequila is a new approach to tequila – the super premium tequila is made from 100% agave and is produced in Mexico’s most awarded distillery, Destiladora del Valle de Tequila. The Butterfly Cannon Tequila takes its name from the migration of butterflies from the US to Mexico. 7-8 year old agave is harvested by hand and baked in traditional steam ovens before being mashed, fermented and distilled. Rosa is soaked in silver tequila and combined with pink grapefruit and grapefruit distillate and combined with the tequila before filtration and bottling.
RRP: £33 for 50cl. ABV: 40%. Available from: Amazon
Spirited Union Pink Grapefruit and Rose Rum
Spirited Union Pink Grapefruit and Rose Rum is made by distilling the skin of blush-pink grapefruits to match the refreshing floral taste of Swazi rum. The rum is enhanced with infused blood orange for a bitter-sweet sour taste and has been vapour-infused with fragrant garden rose petals and elderflower to give an intense floral aroma. The result is the perfect union of citrus and blossom.
RRP: £27.50 for 70cl. ABV: 38%. Available from: Amazon and Master of Malt
Mermaid Pink Gin
Aromatic and refreshing, Mermaid Pink Gin infuses the flavour of fresh, wonky, Island strawberries with the smooth yet complex taste of the award-winning Mermaid Gin, with a blend of lemon zest, grains of paradise and fragrant rock samphire. Mermaid Pink Gin has no added sugar and the result is a perfectly balanced gin, subtle yet vibrant.
RRP: £38.80 for 70cl. ABV: 38%. Available from: John Lewis, Amazon, Harvey Nichols, Isle of Wight Distillery, SPIRIT.ED and Master of Malt
The pioneer of pink gin, made from gin-soaked raspberries grown near Pinkster HQ in Cambridgeshire which give it its pink hue and subtle fruitiness. Pinkster has no added sugar with the sweetness coming from the raspberries alone. A deliciously dry gin with a smooth finish and perfect served with tonic, ice and garnished with a sprig of mint and a raspberry.
RRP: £36 for 70cl. ABV: 37.5%. Available from: Amazon, Ocado, Master of Malt and Pinkster Gin
Pinkster Gin Jam
Pinkster Gin Jam uses gin-soaked raspberries left over from making Pinkster. This mildly alcoholic jam is ideal for putting the tipple in your teatime or for something slightly stronger, such as our moreish Gin ‘n’ Jam cocktail. The bulk of raspberries used in producing Pinkster are recycled as Boozy Berries. The raspberries that don’t make the cut, because they’re rather too mashed, are now being used for Gin Jam. Minimal wastage and all rather sustainable.
RRP: £4.99 for 280g. Available from: Pinkster
Wine and Aperitif
Hotel STARLINO Rosé
Hotel STARLINO Rosé (pink vermouth) is a delightful and refreshing Aperitivo made by blending Rosé wine, spirit, pink grapefruit peel, orange peel and 8 other botanicals including Wormwood and Coriander. The aperitif carries an enticing aroma including notes of rose water, plum, cherry and strawberry alongside hints of ripe grapefruit.
STARLINO Rosé RRP: £23 for 75cl. ABV: 17%. Available from: Amazon and Master of Malt
Hotel STARLINO Sparkling Rosé
STARLINO Sparkling Rosé is a rich pink colour with small, soft bubbles. Made from two varieties of Moscato grape, Moscato Bianco and Moscato Brachetto, it is a refreshing, sparkling rosé with delicate aromas of strawberries, raspberries and violets which provide juicy berry flavours with a hint of honey. STARLINO Sparkling Rosé is presented in a clear glass bottle with a Champenoise-style cork, perfect for celebrations. At 7.5% ABV, STARLINO Sparkling Rosé is a great lower alcohol alternative to Pink Prosecco and Champagne.
RRP: £17.98 for 75cl. ABV: 7.5%. Available from: Amazon
Lady A Rosé
Lady A Rosé is a classically pale and elegant rosé made at Château la Coste in Provence, born inside Soho House and curated by the world’s youngest ever Master Sommelier, Vincent Gasnier. This is a delicious, thirst-quenching rosé that is pale in colour, it is light, crisp and zesty, offering flavours of citrus, pink grapefruit and raspberry with a long and refreshing finish. It is as popular sipped on its own as enjoyed with food.
RRP: £14.95 for 75cl. ABV: 12%. Available from: SPIRIT.ED
Read our review of Lady A Rosé here…
Le Météore Rosé
Meteoric wine producer, Domaine du Météore, has launched an organic rosé from its vineyard in Languedoc. Domaine du Météore takes its name from the 200 meter-wide meteorite crater, which struck a hillside in southern France over ten thousand years ago. Le Météore is a pale, organic AOP Faugères rosé with a slight rose flower tinge, made from grapes grown within and around the crater.
Le Météore Rosé 2020 RRP: £15.50. ABV:13.5%. Available from: Domaine du Météore
Van Hunks MCC Sparkling Rosé
A South African sparkling wine, made using the Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) from the viticultural paradise of Stellenbosch. Produced using the traditional method identical to Méthode Champenoise, the rosé is bottle fermented in small batches and matured in contact with the lees for approximately 30 months. Van Hunks Rosé MCC is fresh, unexpectedly dry with a rich and long flavourful finish. Van Hunks Rosé MCC has a joyful, rich pink colour, vivacious cascading bubbles and the full rich flavour of Pinot Noir, combined with the elegance of Chardonnay and the uniqueness of Pinotage – a grape variety that was created in South Africa in the 1900’s.
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RRP: £30 each or £60 for two bottles.
Van Hunks Rosé MCC Sparkling Wine
RRP: £20 for 75cl bottle. Available from: Van Hunks Drinks, Amazon and Fodabox
FLUÈRE is the perfect non-alcoholic alternative for everyone who wants to live a more mindful life without compromising on taste. FLUÈRE is a balanced floral blend of botanicals produced using steam distillation to carefully extract the natural oils and flavours from the fruits, herbs and spices. Unique to FLUÈRE is a pleasant after-bite that is typically associated with alcoholic drinks. FLUÈRE Raspberry is carefully distilled with fresh raspberries which give a fresh, smooth and slightly sweet nose and ripe fruit on the palate.
RRP: £20 for 70cl. ABV: 0%. Available from: Ocado, Amazon, Harvey Nichols and Fluère Drinks