2020 Valentine’s Day Guide – Gifts, Places to Stay, Food & Drinks

Valentine’s Day Tipples

Some of you reading this guide might want a cosy night in, so choosing the right drink to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home is no easy task. We’ve picked a few beverages that we think will undoubtedly please and have even played things a little safe with a special romantic-themed tasting set with which you can choose your preferred tipple!

Darkness 8-year-old single malt

Darkness 8-year-old single malt

This Valentines Day treat the whisky lover in your life to a sherry bomb treat! The new Darkness 8-year-old single malt is intense sherried whisky at its finest. First matured in ex-bourbon barrels for 8 years, before spending three months in specially-coopered Oloroso sherry octaves.

Darkness 8-year-old single malt

The small casks mean more interaction between the wood and the whisky, creating an even bolder flavour. Think candied orange and amaretti biscuits, with a subtle hint of toastiness on the finish.

Serve: Neat, over ice or in a classic cocktail such as an Old Fashioned or Rob Roy.

RRP is £49.95 and is available through Master of Malt.

Valentine’s ‘I Love You’ Tasting Set from Drinks by the Dram

Valentine's 'I Love You' Tasting Set from Drinks by the Dram

This Valentine’s Day, show your loved ones how you feel with Drinks by the Dram’s ‘I Love You’ tasting set. With space for you to write your own love note or sonnet this beautifully designed gifting sleeve and tasting set is perfect for that special someone in your life.

Create the perfect gift for your other half, beloved family member or friend. Choose from any of Drinks by the Dram’s tasting sets, including gin, whisky and rum, and select the ‘I Love You’ gifting sleeve before adding to your cart to give the gift of discovery this Valentine’s Day. Tasting Sets start from £17.95 RRP and the I Love You gifting sleeve is £3.95 RRP. It is available exclusively from DrinksbytheDram.com.

Ciroc Red Berry Vodka is a perfect drink for Valentine's Day

Ciroc Red Berry Flavoured Vodka

Another sure-fire tipple that makes it into our guide is Ciroc’s Red Berry Flavoured Vodka. One of the main reasons behind this is the bottle design which is truly eye-catching.

The vodka oozes a fresh berry flavour and has a silky finish. The fruity flavour is borne from summer red and wild berries with an emphasis on raspberry resulting in a mellow sweetness.

You can make it even sweeter by turning it into a Red Berry Punch Cocktail. To do this you’ll need two ingredients, cranberry juice and tonic water. Simply fill a highball glass with ice, add all the ingredients to the glass and stir gently. For a final finishing touch, pop a fresh raspberry on top. You can discover more about the Red Berry vodka here.

The Non-Alcoholic Option

The Mighty Brew Kombucha Range

Mighty Brew Kombucha non-alcoholic drink

If you want something to drink without alcohol and this is nothing to do with well-reported performance aspects on romantic days, Mighty Brew’s Kombucha range of drinks is a great choice.

The organic Kombucha comes in a range of fantastic flavours, such as; Sencha, Lemongrass and Jasmine. Energised and bursting with life reap the rewards of this hangover-free alternative both the body and mind will thank you for, low in sugar and calorie content, bursting with live cultures, minerals, vitamins, organic acids and nutrients. You can read more about the range here.

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We couldn’t have a drinks guide without including Bathtub Gin which was a massive hit at the recent ‘Oscars’ of the drinks industry. Gin is massively popular in the UK and Bathtub is one of the best tipples in the market. Bathtub uses a double-infusion process to add extra layers of flavour and on top of this, comes in a great looking bottle. You can read how Bathtub ‘Cleaned up’ at the industry Oscars here.

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Paul Godbold

Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Paul is the owner and editor-in-chief of Luxurious Magazine. He previously worked as a fashion model, was in the British Army and created companies in the technology, venture capital and financial services sectors. In addition to writing, he also proofs, edits, designs, lays out and publishes all the articles in the online magazine. Paul is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.