Christmas is over, and in a flash, I see all that is romantic and lovely in the shops awaiting the lovers of this world to embrace the season. Not to be outdone by the festivities, even though I’ve been with my husband for *cough* 32 years this year (I know, I know; I don’t look it do I, but I was VERY young when we met! HAHA!) I jumped at the challenge work with the Central England Co-Operative and create a Valentine’s Day Cocktail (or non alcoholic Mocktail). What I did end up with is one very tasty and very versatile drink which can be made either way, to your preference. Just a few simple ingredients and you have a delicious drink to toast your loved one. Here’s how:
One Bottle of Cava (Sparkling Elderflower and White Grape juice for the non-alcohlic version). Alternatively you could choose a bottle of Prosecco.
One punnet of strawberries
A little bit of caster sugar
Chill your Cava (or Elderflower and Grape juice) until very cold.
Using a very sharp knife (I love mine from I.O.Shen), slice up 6 ripe, juicy strawberries and add these to a mini blender with a squeeze of lemon juice and 2tsp caster sugar.
Blitz until you get a smooth syrup.
Top up with Cava (Elderflower and White Grape juice).
Slice a strawberry to decorate your glass. It’s always pretty to leave the leaves and stalk on as decoration, don’t you think?
Enjoy with a cheeky square (or several) of Co-Operative Fair Trade Truly Irresistable Ghana milk chocolate with toffee and red Himalayan Salt.
I was provided with vouchers from the Central England Co-Operative to purchase the ingredients to create my cocktail/mocktail.