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Valentine’s Day Gin Cocktails

Tanqueray London Dry Gin (70cl £21.50, Waitrose and others) has an elegance that sets it apart from the rest and a flavour that shines in sophisticated cocktails and vibrant gin and tonics. Its great flavour is achieved by the blend of the finest botanicals including juniper, coriander, angelica and liquorice.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so why not indulge a loved one with a Tanqueray cocktail to set the tone to your romantic night.

Valentine’s Day Gin Cocktails

Tanqueray  gin cocktailsTanqueray Raspberry and Lavender fizz
25ml Tanqueray London Dry
15ml Lavender Liqueur (Raspberry liqueur also optional)
Top with Prosecco
4 x Fresh Raspberries

Method: shake all ingredients together and pour into a coupette, top with prosecco and garnish with a raspberry or rose petal

Units – 2.4

Tanqueray Clover Club
35ml Tanqueray London Dry
15ml Raspberry Syrup
20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
Dash of Egg White

Method: shake all ingredients together and strain into a martini glass, garnish with a raspberry

Units – 1.5

Hotel Chocolat Love Box Selection

hotel chocolat valentines box If you haven’t yet picked up your Valentines romantic meal for two from M&S, or brought the ingredients for a aphrodosiac-enhancing meal, then get yourself down to Hotel Chocolat for Valentines Day is tomorrow.

The Hotel Chocolat Love Box Selection is £12’s worth of luxuriousus valentine chocolate goodness…

Lindor Collection Gift Box

lindor valentines collection boxIntroducing the new assorted Lindor Collection gift box, a lovingly created chocolate collection from the Lindt Master Chocolatiers for you to give to that special someone this Valentine’s day.

Taking the gift of Lindor in a new direction, the Lindt Master Chocolatiers have brought together the finest selection of Lindor truffle flavours in one beautiful gift box, set to make mouths water and pulses race.

This special Valentine’s gift is packed full of delicious Lindor truffles with melting centres and mouth watering flavours including: Lindor milk, white, extra dark, hazelnut, Stracciatella and Irish cream. Each exquisite 285g box provides 19 delicious Lindor truffles and 3 Lindor milk chocolate truffle hearts to enjoy with your Valentine.

The Lindt Master Chocolatiers have unmatched expertise when it comes to the art of chocolate making, and are driven by their passion for skilfully creating delicate masterpieces such as the unique Lindor truffle, with its luscious melted chocolate centre, and ideal for tempting the one you love.

The Lindor Valentines Collection Gift Box is available online for £7.99.

Not Another Bovine Love Song….

If you’re trying to impress someone special today by emailing them a music video of a love song of epic proportions, then I Will Always Love You, or My Heart Will Go On simply won’t do.

This Valentine’s Day, the music video set to win over even the hardest of hearts is a song about the love story between a farmer and his cow!

“Our Love Is In Your cornflakes” – the music video ballad released by the World Society for the Protection of Animals – must surely be the biggest animal love song since Kermit the Frog sang Rainbow Connection to Miss Piggy in 1979.

The song is part of WSPA’s Not In My Cuppa campaign to stop plans for the UK’s first mega dairy which will see thousands of cows housed in concrete sheds and could result in serious environmental consequences and put hundreds of farmers at risk of going out of business. The issue will come to a head on March 8th when the planning application for the indoor farm at Nocton in Lincolnshire is decided.

The song is a love story between a farmer and his cow.

The farmer is played by comedy stalwart Kevin Eldon (Mongrels, IT Crowd, Black Books, Hot Fuzz) and the cow puppet has been built by the Mongrels team. Ruth Bratt (currently on BBC shows Mongrels and Fast and Loose) has recorded the cow’s voice. The film music has been composed by Banks and Wag, who have composed for such diverse programmes as Zingzillas (CBeebies TV show), the X Factor and the National Lottery.

Click here to be one of the first people in the world to watch the music video set to become the smash hit of Valentine’s Day 2011 and support the Not In My Cuppa campaign. (Or click here to view on the desktop)

Godminster Valentine’s Cheese and Cake Combo

Award-winning Somerset based Godminster Vintage has launched a new Valentine’s Cheese and Cake Combo – ideal for food lovers looking for something a little bit different this Valentines! Deliciously creamy, organic, mature Godminster Cheddar finished in a heart shaped, deep red, jewel-like wax, with an indulgent fruit cake from The Simply Delicious Fruit Cake Company, make the perfect pair for this new Godminster Combo.

Godminster Vintage owner, Richard Hollingbery said “We all love giving and receiving food and our deep berry red, heart-shaped cheddar has long been a favourite for those looking for something just that little bit different for Valentine’s Day. Combine this with a delicious fruit cake and in my book, it’s pretty much spot on – the combination of sweet and savoury is unbeatable.”

The new Godminster Vintage Cheddar and Fruit Cake Pack includes a 400g Vintage Cheddar Heart and The New Discovery Fruit Cake, and has a retail price of £26.00. Other delicious ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Godminster include a single 400g heart-shaped cheddar which retails at £14.00, or a cheese and cheeseboard at £35.00. All prices are inclusive of postage and packing and orders can be placed on the Godminster Vintage website at