This year the London bars have put on a great display of red and pink drinks to get you through the Valentine's weekend... from a punch you both share to a vodka and strawberry creation that's served in a heart glass. There is a LOT of rose liqueur, a liberal use of Champagne - which we can always get on board with - and not a single pun in sight!
They're a bit of fun, look like works of art and are downright tasty. Here are our pick of London's 2020 Valentine's Day cocktails...
Tanqueray Nº Ten gin, rose cordial, absinthe bitters, topped up with champagne.
Available at Oblix at the Shard.
I WISH HE WAS THE ONE & I WISH SHE WAS THE ONE
She - Tanqueray Gin, Pussanga Liqueur, Grapefruit Juice, Peychaud Bitter, Cranberry & Strawberry Kombucha.
He - Bulleit Bourbon, Laphroig Whiskey, Agave Honey, Apple, GingerBread Kombucha.
Available at Quaglino's.
Calle 23 tequila infused with strawberry & timur cordial, pickled clementine juice, oyster leaf, topped up with Champagne.
Available at St James Bar at the Sofitel Hotel.
Vodka, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, creme de framboise, lime juice, lychee juice, cranberry juice, sugar syrup, rose water.
Available at Roast.
ROSE PETAL MARTINI
Lanique Spirit Of Rose, Plymouth Gin, lychee juice, Peychaud Bitters.
Available at The Ivy Chelsea Garden.
LE COUP DE FOUDRE
Strawberry Cognac, hazelnut eau de vie, Champagne.
Available at Coya Mayfair.
LOVE PUNCH (SHARING COCKTAIL)
Hendrick’s Gin, Noilly Prat Vermouth, sumac syrup, oak moss pine syrup, lime juice, with an optional Martini Bitter float.
Available at the Punch Room at The London Edition.
Belvedere Vodka, Bergamot, Cointreau Noir, Vanilla, Grapefruit Oil.
Available at 100 Wardour Street.
Persian rose infused Cachaca, Rhubarb liqueur, hibiscus cordial, cranberry juice, creole bitters.
Available at Adam Handling Chelsea.
Plymouth Gin, Crème De Fraise, lemon, yuzu sake, egg white, grenadine.
Available at Chotto Matte.