Recipe of The Month – Valentine Mule

Valentine Mule

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 2 ounces Amarone wine chilled
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer, chilled 4
  • fresh blackberries
  • 1 lime slice for garnish
  • 1 mint sprig for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Half-fill a double rocks glass with ice then add the tequila, wine and lime juice. Stir gently to combine then top up with ginger beer then stir once more.
  2. Garnish with fresh blackberries . mint & a lime slice. Enjoy!

Valentine’s Meal Pairing Ideas

Raise a glass to love! This Valentine’s Day, we’ve created a quick suggestion guide of delightful meal ideas with creative pairings to really bring out the fun in your night.

A Custom-Crafted Salad

Craft a hearty salad packed with your favorite toppings. Toss in some rich, green leafy lettuce or spinach, a few cherry tomatoes, some grilled zucchini or asparagus, and complete it with a special ingredient- pine nuts. Pine nuts offer a unique crunch and are also very healthy. The perfect wine to round out a bright salad include white varieties with a light flavor, try a Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling.

An All-Time Favorite

Lobster continues to dominate when it comes to romantic dinners. Oysters, crab, and shrimp can also amp up your mood for an evening of indulgence. Round out your seafood dinner with the perfect wine pairing by choosing a bottle of Chardonnay for a smooth, buttery flavor.

A Classic Steak Dinner

For the meat eaters, there’s truly nothing that tops a savory spiced steak dinner with a side of baked or roasted potatoes and crispy frizzled onions. Match your steak dinner with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon or any other red wine that’s rich in tannins.

Try Something New for Dessert

While traditional treats like cookies and cakes are always a go-to for special events, there is another trend that foodies have been choosing to follow when it comes to bringing something special and decadent for dessert—gourmet doughnuts. Try pairing a raspberry jelly doughnut alongside a fresh, bright Rosé, or a glazed donut with Chenin Blanc or a Gewürztraminer – you will be very surprised!

Selecting the perfect dinner is all about flavor, but if you can toss in a few fun sippers to pair, why not?