Valentine's

  • 1 Cupid’s cosmopolitan
    Ingredients 2 parts Beefeater Gin 1/2 parts Triple sec 1/2 parts Freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 part Raspberry-infused sugar syrup Method Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice and strain into...

  • 2 Trifle of four chocolates
    Ingredients Layer one: The bottom About 300g chocolate brownie chunks (shop-bought brownie is OK) About 100ml whisky, sherry, rum or coconut liqueur, for drizzling (optional) Layer two: the chocolate cream...

  • 3 Strawberry Sweetheart
    Ingredients 40ml Beefeater 24 25ml Triple sec 2 Strawberries Champagne Method Muddle strawberries, shake with Beefeater 24 and triple sec. Top up with champagne...

  • 4 Fab foodie Valentine's Day gifts for your loved one
    We’ve only just got over the Christmas shopping and now it’s Valentine’s Day! To help you through the gift-buying minefield we’ve picked the top of the foodie pressies to give...

  • 5 Ingredient of the week: Oysters
    These shellfish divide us. There are those who can't live without their salty, mineral-rich tang, and others who find the experience reminiscent of swallowing gritty sea water. If you fall...

  • 6 Love Potions
    Pretty in pink Ingredients 50ml vodka 12 fresh mint leaves 12.5ml freshly squeezed lime juice 12.5ml sugar syrup 12.5ml Chambord MethodTop with club soda Method Muddle mint with vodka in...

  • 7 Hazelnut thins with crushed berries
    Ingredients (Makes 4) 100g/4oz plain flour 50g/2oz unsalted butter, at room temperature, cubed 25g/1oz caster sugar 25g/1oz hazelnuts, chopped finely For the filling 150g/5oz fresh raspberries, rinsed and hulled 150g/5oz...

  • 8 Valentine's gift inspiration for culinary fans
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