As we head towards the most romantic time of the year, I’m diving into my drinks repertoire and pulling out a couple of Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails that I think are worthy of sharing with you all. To kick off the celebrations v-day celebrations, we’ve got a classic cocktail made with a special-edition spirit. And, it’s a pink one at that. If you’re looking to share the love with a crowd-pleaser of a cocktail this Valentine’s Day, then take note of the Burleighs* pink gin fizz.
A bit about Burleighs gin
Burleighs Gin is a Leicestershire-based gin distillery founded in 2014. Their core range is made up of seven unique gins, inspired by the distillery’s surrounding areas. Each gin is made using a blend of botanicals found hidden away in the ancient Burleighs woodlands (of which the brand’s name is taken!).
Burleighs Pink Gin Fizz
A pink gin fizz quickly became one of my favourite cocktails last year when I tried out Mermaid Pink Gin for the first time. But, as with any cocktail recipe, you can achieve a totally different flavour by changing the type of spirit you use. For this one, I’ve used Burleighs Pink Edition* gin which brings such a lovely earthy quality to the cocktail. Let’s take a look at how to make one.
Champagne glass | Cocktail shaker | Sieve | Bar spoon
20ml sugar syrup
25ml lemon juice
Prosecco (for topping)
Add the Burleighs Gin*, lemon juice and sugar syrup into the shaker and give it a shake for around 15 seconds.
Strain the liquid into your cocktail glass.
Take the small sieve and bar spoon, and add two raspberries into the sieve.
Using the bar spoon, press the raspberries through the sieve. Make sure you do this over the top of the cocktail glass as the raspberry juice will drip through.
Once sieved, collect the leftover raspberry juice from underneath the sieve and add it to the cocktail.
Stir the raspberry juice into the cocktail until dissolved.
Top with prosecco. Serve and enjoy.
Pair it with these tunes
The pink gin fizz is elegant and celebratory, so I wanted to match that with the songs that I’ve chosen. As it’s also the most romantic time of the year, I’ve picked out three songs that celebrate good times and romance. I hope you enjoy them.
Will you be giving the Burleighs pink gin fizz a go this Valentine’s Day? Make sure to let me know what you think of it when you try out it. For more drinks and music pairings, head on over and give me a follow on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
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