3 Simple Cocktails

When the Central England Co-Operative set me the challenge of coming up with a Valentines cocktail recipe using ingredients from their shops, I thought it was a great idea. After all, I like a challenge.

Since having the children, we’ve always stayed at home for Valentines day. But to be honest, I’ve never been a fan of going out anyway.

A home cooked meal with some beautiful looking cocktails is my perfect evening in. Of course, I’d like flowers, chocolates and a romantic atmosphere with no interruptions from the children too, but I can’t have everything.

The only thing is, coming up with cocktail recipes was a bit too much of a challenge for me. I’m neither a cocktail maker or a photographer. Luckily, we have a family friend who is both.

So, I cheated. All of these 3 simple cocktails – both recipes and photographs – are courtesy of Scott Stockwell Photography. But I’m happy to say, I did drink them. And they’re fabulous!

Raspberry Mojito

  1. In a glass, place 50ml Co-Op white rum and add the squeezed juice of half a lime, 8 to 10 mint leaves, 5 to 7 raspberries and a teaspoon of caster sugar
  2. Crush all of these ingredients together and add ice
  3. Top up with Co-Op slimline tonic to taste
  4. Garnish with a raspberry and a mint leaf

3 Simple Cocktails - perfect for Valentines day.

White Lady

  1. In a cocktail shaker, place 50ml Co-Op gin and add the squeezed juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of caster sugar
  2. Top up with ice and a splash of Co-Op soda or slimline tonic to taste
  3. Shake
  4. Pour
  5. Garnish with lemon peel

White lady - 3 simple cocktails perfect for Valentines day.

Strawberry Daiquiri

  1. In a glass, place 50ml Co-Op white rum, the squeezed juice of half a lime and 4 strawberries
  2. Crush all ingredients together
  3. Top up with ice and slimline tonic to taste
  4. Garnish with a strawberry

Strawberry Daiquiri 3 simple cocktails perfect for Valentines day.

Please note, Central England Co-Operative provided all ingredients for these cocktails and Scott Stockwell Photography provided all recipes and images. And if I’m honest he might have made them for me as well.

But I drank them, which is clearly the most important thing. All views and opinions are my own. By the time I drank the strawberry daiquiri I was quite squiffy but all cocktails were definitely fabulous.

3 simple cocktails perfect for Valentines day.

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5 Comments

  1. Agent Spitback
    February 2, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    looks delicious! I might try – it would be a lovely touch to Valentines Day. We usually just have a simple meal.
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  2. wendy malone
    February 3, 2016 / 7:13 am

    I will have a rasberry mojito please.

    • monsterid February 3, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Good choice, that was my favourite 😉

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