Whether you're happily coupled up, got plans with the gang or have a date with that lucky someone... there's no escaping it this week, flowers, chocolates, love songs on the radio - it must be Valentine's Day. And however you are celebrating, if you're anti, pro or going solo you may as well have a delicious drink in hand, right?
Lucky for you then that all these wonderful bars across London have come up with some stunners for you to enjoy on this most romantic day and see you through the weekend. Yes there's a lot of pink, a few strawberries and even some rose petals, but they're tasty and bound to look fabulous on your feed when your date nips to the loo.
Here are our top ten Valentine's cocktails for you to enjoy!
HIS & HERS
His - Talisker 10, mastiha, Cocchi Americano, yuzu, lavender bitters
Hers - Peter in Florence gin, Noilly Prat, Cocchi Torino, lapsang, cranberry, orange blossom, raspberry blanc de blancs foam
Available at Gong Bar, London Bridge
VALENTINE'S COCKTAIL AT AQUA NUEVA
Brugal Rum 1888, Serravinci Cocomerino watermelon liqueur, apricot, a of dash Peychaud bitters, topped with Cava
Available at Aqua Nueva, Soho
Gin, Lanique liquor, syrup, lemon juice, Peychaud bitters, Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Available at Devonshire Club (open to non-members from Fri-Sun), Shoreditch.
ROSE TINTED CLUB
Aperol, Tanqueray gin, homemade raspberry & rose petal shrub, lemon juice, egg white, sugar syrup
Available at Dirty Bones, all locations
Rinomato Aperitivo, Mancino Chinato, Chinotto, Peroni Ambra
Available at Quaglino's, Mayfair.
Beefeater Pink, Mozart Chocolate Vodka, coconut cream
Available at 214, Bermondsey.
Black Cow vodka, fruit of the forest puree, apple juice, aloe vera juice, maraschino cherry juice
Available at Blake's Hotel, South Kensington.
SWEET AND Z
Patrón Reposado tequila, Martini Rubino, Punt e Mes, Galliano L’Aperitivo, Cacao Cascara light cream, Galliano L’Autentico
Available at The Connaught Bar, Mayfair.
Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal, fresh strawberries, lemon, bubbles
Available at La Maison Rémy Martin Residency at Claude Bosi, Fulham.
Montelobos mezcal, Dubonnet aperitif, Strawberry vermouth, Ramazzotti amaro, Prosecco
Available at Swift, Soho.