Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with that comes love, laughs, and of course…expectations. Some people cannot wait for Valentine’s Day while others would rather it be nonexistent…regardless of your relationship status, we could all use an excuse to celebrate. Total Wine & More has got champagne selections and cocktails for your night of choice.
Valentine’s Day is that one “Hallmark” holiday some people love yet secretly hate. We hate it because drug store chocolates and life-sized stuffed teddy bears aren’t an actual way to measure love. But on the other hand, for those who actually don’t mind celebrating, we love it because date nights are fun, any excuse to get dolled up is always tempting, and dark chocolate in the shape of hearts just makes it taste that much better…especially when served up with your fave champagne. For all my lovebirds out there that are looking for something to sip on with their significant other whether you’re staying in or going out on the town, I’ve got the perfect cocktail for you.
Serves: 1 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Difficulty Level: Easy
Cupid created yet another perfect match with this cocktail. It’s bright, floral and refreshing, which makes it so easy to fall in love with. Plus, it’s a great drink for dining in and relaxing with Valentine.
- 1-1⁄2 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. elderflower liqueur
- Splash of lime juice
- 1 bottle pink ginger beer
- Sliced strawberry, for garnish
- Pour vodka, elderflower liqueur, and a splash of lime juice into a cocktail shaker over ice.
- Shake vigorously, then strain into a stemless champagne flute.
- Top with pink ginger beer.
- Garnish with a sliced strawberry.
Need a visual? Like always, here’s a video:
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT?
Against chocolates and stuffed animals? Forget that cliche stuff, what about our 50ml Fireball Anti-Valentines gift set you both can enjoy? Spice up your evening with these mini sips that taste like heaven but burn like hell.
If you’re looking for something that is a bit easier on the taste buds, grab a bottle of New Amsterdam Pink Whitney. The Pink Whitney is New Amsterdam Vodka infused with fresh pink lemonade flavor, creating the perfect balance of sweetness, natural lemon zest, and clean refreshing taste. Not only is it pink, but it’s delicious.
ALL THE SINGLE LADIES (& GENTS)
Valentine’s Day is a holiday that glorifies those in relationships, but single people deserve all the loving too am I right? If you’re spending Valentine’s Day alone this year, don’t fret. What’s better than sipping on your favorite drinks alone for some well deserved ~you~ time, with your closest friends watching a terrible rom com, or over a Fortnite game with the boys? No matter how you choose to celebrate this year, we have all the best sips for you to not 100% hate this Hallmark holiday.
ENJOY SCOTCH LOVERS
Curl up with a bottle of Glenmorangie The Original and you will not be disappointed. This delicate Scotch contains notes of candied apple, light toffee and pear drops…nuances of rose petals, carnations and lightly toasted malt. The palate entry is grainy and moderately sweet; at midpalate there’s a burst of red pepper backed by tastes of pears, peaches, mushrooms. Sounds like it’s a date!
CHAMPAGNE ALL DAY
Not feeling a Scotch night? Let’s pop some bubbly then and by bubbly we mean a bottle of Borrasca Rose Cava. I mean besides the amazingly beautiful bottle, this Spanish Champagne is fresh, fruity and floral, what more could you want from a bottle of bubbles! Floral notes on the nose lead into red berry flavors dancing across the palate. The finish is fresh and fruity, leaving you wanting another sip. Pairs well with salads and appetizer foods, enjoy! Perfect for Valentine’s Day festivities.
Perhaps you’re looking for a bottle of wine to count as flowers and the perfect gift? Then look no further than Bertrand Cote des Roses Rose!
La Côte des Roses celebrates the Mediterranean lifestyle. On the nose, the bouquet releases aromas of summer fruits, cassis, and redcurrant. Floral notes of rose along with hints of grapefruit, complete the picture. On the palate, the impression is fresh and full, with great aromatic persistence and balance. The finish is fresh, offering notes of candy. The bottle is original with its rose-shaped base, which makes it the perfect wine to give as a gift this Valentine’s Day instead of a bouquet of roses!
Looking for even MORE info on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? Regardless of your relationship status, head over to our Valentine’s Day page to learn all the tips on how to make it the best one yet.