Valentini cocktail recipe for Valentine’s Day
21st January 2015
New Dorset distillery Conker Spirit creates a Valentini cocktail recipe for Valentine’s Day.
Love (will be) all around the south coast in February, as Dorset’s first gin distillery Conker Spirit has created a very special Valentini cocktail especially for Valentine’s Day, using its signature Dorset Dry Gin and Furleigh Estate sparkling rosé.
A romantic twist on the Millionaires’ Martini, the Valentini blends the subtle floral notes of Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin with Furleigh Estate’s pale pink sparkling rosé wine and Antica Formula red vermouth, to create something pretty special, for someone pretty special.
Rebecca Hansford, owner of Furleigh Estate, said: “We were honoured that Conker Spirit chose to include our silver-medal-winning sparkling rosé in its special Valentini recipe. It was a welcome surprise to discover that combining gin and sparkling wine really works and I hope couples enjoy creating this quirky recipe come Valentine’s Day!”
Valentini cocktail ingredients:
20ml Conker Spirit – Dorset Dry Gin
15ml Antica Formula red vermouth
Topped up with Furleigh Estate sparkling rosé
Garnish with half a strawberry
Glass – Champagne flute
Cool the Champagne flute with ice and discard
Pour 20ml of Conker Spirit – Dorset Dry Gin
Add 15ml of Antica Formula red vermouth
Top up the glass with chilled Furleigh Estate sparkling rosé
Stir lightly to ensure the drink is well mixed
Finish off with half a fresh strawberry
Photo credit: Taken at The Library (the bar above The Larder House) in Southbourne, Dorset by Matt Pollard Photography. The Larder House was founded by James Fowler, 2014 World Class UK Bartender of the year.
Shared by Rebecca Hansford
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