Valentine’s Day 2021: 15 Boozy Delivery IdeasBy Alicia Grimshaw
Looking for some boozy delivery ideas for V-Day 2021? We’ve got just feature. Discover DIY cocktail kits, pre-made libations and so much more (all available to be delivered to your door). Happy sipping:
The Lowdown: Who doesn’t love an Espresso Martini? Grey Goose’s cocktail kit comes complete with Grey Goose vodka, Patron XO Café and cold brew coffee by Minor Figures. It makes eight bar-standard Espresso Martinis and is the perfect way to treat your loved one and celebrate this Valentine’s Day in boozy style.
Where: Buy online, £39.99
The Lowdown: This year Coupette has also produced a hamper containing delectable drinks and romantic accoutrements to help make V-Day at home a special one. The hamper comprises of: 20cl bottle of Moet Chandon, 2 champagne flutes, 1 teddy bear, 1 rose, a couple of coasters, chocolate hearts, and a special edition 350ml bottled Strawberry Adonis cocktail.
Where: Buy online, £40
The Lowdown: The Tasting Set from British Honey Co. comes complete with 2x Keepr’s Balloon Glasses, 4x 5CL spirits, 4x 200ml Fever Tree mixers and accompanying tasting notes to complete the cocktail experience. Especially for Valentine’s Day, you can add a customisable label on to the set to make it a truly personal gift.
Where: Buy online, £34.99
The Lowdown: Embracing all things rosy and remaining true to its opulent history, the Lanique Love Box includes a 50cl bottle of Lanique Spirit of Rose, a spirit made from thousands of hand-picked, steam-distilled rose petals; a Blodau Bae ‘Be My Valentine’ bunch of dried flowers mixed with grasses and two preserved roses, inspired by Lanique Spirit of Rose; a handmade and hand-poured soy wax Zephryos candle from Opali London, with notes of rose, white jasmine and bergamot, encased in a rose thorn designed vessel, and a box of three luxury Oh La La! macarons.
Where: Buy online, £95
The Lowdown: Woo your other half (or just yourself) this Valentine’s Day with a selection of special edition Valentine’s cocktails from critically acclaimed bar Tayēr + Elementary. Choose from the citrussy, juicy and tart Chinotto + Lemon Drop, the fresh and herbaceous Strawberry + Black Pepper Negroni or the rich and indulgent Chocolate + Hazelnut Old Fashioned.
Where: Buy online, £30
The Lowdown: The Drinks Drop is a cocktail delivery service offering nationwide next day delivery, with postable boxes containing a collection of premium pre-made cocktails from London and Manchester’s best bars. Just in time for a Valentine’s Day like no other, The Drinks Drop are bringing the heady cocktail bar experience to you this February, with a curated Valentine’s Day cocktail box, complete with a playlist to set the mood at home.
Where: Buy online, £19.50
The Lowdown: Bottle Bar & Shop’s hero Valentine’s product is their hand-crafted Strawberry Gin Liqueur. The independent company, based in Catford, South East London, create all their own infusions and cocktails, including the pink-hued Strawberry Gin Liqueur made with Rock Rose Gin infused with fresh English strawberries.
Where: Buy online, £28
The Lowdown: Spice up your February 14th in Lockdown 3.0 with a very smooth, very drinkable rum, The Duppy Share. The Duppy Share Aged will have you fireDUP with its balanced blend of fiery 3-year-old Jamaican Rum and smooth 5-year-old Barbadian Rum. Tropical fruit flavours upfront are followed by a warm, buttery finish, combining to create a vibrant and versatile rum, making for the perfect gift/tipple this Valentine’s Day.
Where: Online, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Coop, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis and Selfridges, £27.50
The Lowdown: Unique, nostalgic, 1940s themed bar Cahoots may have closed the station doors for now, but the Soho-based hangout have also just released their new Valentine’s cocktail kit, Love Letters From Paris here. Each kit contains measured and labelled portions of all the ingredients needed to make 4 Cahoots cocktails, garnishes to have your drinks photo-perfect, QR code link to their instructional videos, and fresh limes to squeeze for perfectly balanced and fresh cocktails.
Where: Buy online, £39
The Lowdown: Created by mixologists, shaken by you. Bring the bar to the kitchen and secure some top-notch cocktails in time for a Valentine’s Day spectacular. The Cocktail Delivery Company delivers bartender quality cocktails to doorsteps nationwide. Freshly made cocktails such as the ever-popular High Society, a delicious blend of Gin, Limoncello, Elderflower Liqueur and Cranberry juice, come with a hassle free ‘how to’ guide and perfectly paired garnishes, for a classy addition to Valentine’s evening.
Where: Buy online, from £12.99
The Lowdown: CopalliCacao is the world’s first sustainably-crafted, cacao-infused rum, which is lovingly made in the heart of the Belizean rainforest. 100% organic and made from just four clean ingredients, it’s the perfect treat for chocolate lovers looking to put some spark into their lockdown Valentine’s Day. With a distinctive, intense nose like dark Belizean chocolate, and notes of ripe berries leading to a rich, well-balanced cacao flavour, Copalli Cacao is great on its own or in indulgent chocolate cocktails.
Where: Buy online, £36
The Lowdown: Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum uses a blend of rums sourced from Guyana and Trinidad, supplemented with a unique blend of spices. If you want to impress with your at-home cocktail making skills, Hawksbill is excellent in a range of concoctions including Dark and Stormy, Daquiri, and Tiki-style cocktail, Planters Punch. Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum provides more than a taste of the Caribbean, with each bottle helping to save endangered Hawksbill turtles.
Where: Buy online, £23
The Lowdown: Aloha’s Valentine’s Day bundle includes a 70cl bottle of Aloha 65, along with two Aloha Spritz glasses and two Schweppes pink sodas for you to mix up an Aloha Pink Spritz with your Valentine. Aloha 65 is a new botanical spirit made from a carefully selected combination of fresh fruit, herbs and spices, infused with raw botanicals including fresh pineapple, ginger and scotch bonnet chilli. Extremely versatile, great neat, or in a range of cocktails.
Where: Buy online, £35
The Lowdown: Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift this Valentine’s Day? The Bombay Bramble Ripe for Discovery Artist Series is the brand’s latest expression of gin, bursting with natural flavours of blackberry and raspberry. Working in collaboration with actor and art aficionado Russell Tovey, Bombay Sapphire curated three of the UK’s most exciting emerging artists who were ripe for discovery – Alfie Kungu, Charlotte McDonald and Rose Electra Harris have been commissioned to create an original artwork inspired by Bombay Bramble that has then be transformed onto labels which can be personalised.
Where: Buy online, £32.99
The Lowdown: Transport your loved one to a tropical Mexcian beach with this luxury tequila that makes a great base for long drinks and cocktails such as a Piña Colada. Jalisco coconuts are used in the sweet, earthy spirit, and pairs rather well with all manner of tropical fruit juices. Expect a taste of rich, warm hits of coconut, and a smooth finish.
Where: Buy online, £24.99