Chocolates are a good bet for Valentines Day but GIN is a sure thing! The sweet herbaceous combination of blueberry and basil make this French 75 so delicious. And this fabulous color comes from the gin itself. Empress 1908 starts off a deep blue/violet color.
During the distillation process, it is infused with a vibrantly tinted butterfly pea blossom, which creates a distinctive indigo blue hue. With the addition of citrus or tonic (acid or base) this gin is transformed from its indigo blue hue to a monarch purple or a rose petal pink.
I am in no way affiliated with a company and I am not endorsing it in anyway. I simply tried it out and thought it made a pretty awesome cocktail.
VALENTINE’S DAY COCKTAIL ROUND UP
Scroll down for more Valentine’s Day cocktail inspiration from some of my food blogger friends. Their ideas are tried, tested and delicious.
If you are looking for Valentine’s Day dinner inspiration You can find our Dinner round up HEREPrint
Blueberry Basil French 75
2-3 leaves of basil
1.5 oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3-4 oz Prosecco
1/2 oz simple syrup
Muddle blueberries and basil w/ simple syrup in a shaker
Add gin and lemon juice
Double strain in glass
top with prosecco
Check them all out on Instagramand find their recipe links below
Chocolate Martini from @anothertablespoon
Grapefruit Rosemary Moscow Mule from @whitekitchenredwine
Lemon Flora Gin Sour from @straightfromthehipsbaby
Raspberry Rosé and Balsamic Bubbly from @dessociointhekitchen
Raspberry Martini from @theperksofbeingus