How to Choose The Perfect Drink For Your Weekly Date Night

Any love guru worth your time will tell you that one of the main secrets to a happy long-lasting relationship is to make sure you never lose the spark you had for each other when you were still courting. Weekday date nights are perfect for getting in time apart for your partner without the hassle of travel, babysitters and restaurant reservations. If it’s your turn to keep the flame burning this week but you're not sure what drink is going to get you the brownie points you’ve landed in the right place. Here are our favourite date night drinks!!

White Wine

If Pinot Grigio usually gets your engines going then it’s high time you introduced the wonderfully balanced Villa Wolf Pinot Blanc into your repertoire. As a not too distant relative of Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc is vibrant and fruity but has more presence and texture resulting in a fuller flavour profile and a better ability to pair with the food you're definitely cooking and not microwaving!

Red Wine

Does your partner have a penchant for Shiraz? If they do they're a keeper! It's gorgeous but for your date night go ahead and break out the special stuff. Crozes Hermitage Grands Chemins uses the same grapes as Shiraz and both exhibit bold flavours but Shiraz’s devilish Italian brother offers even more complexity.

Beer & Cider

If crashing on the sofa with a good film and a couple of beers or ciders while you just enjoy each others company sounds as good of a date night to you as it does to us then our Mix 'n' Match offer is an absolute no-brainer. Instead of your usual brew why don’t you explore our craft options. Houses like Brewdog and Sheppy's have definitely made their way into our hearts and will definitely bring a refreshing twist to "getting the beers in".

Cocktails

Ok, so you’ve made it this far down the list so you’re clearly not messing about. You want to We love a showstopper but also understand that date nights can have a lot of moving parts. Here are 3 splendid yet simple cocktail recipes for you to

Margarita

 

A great Margarita goes a long way and when it’s made lovingly from scratch it goes even further. George Clooney's Casamigo Blanco is the star of our margaritas.

Ingredients

- 90ml Casamigo Blanco Tequila

- 90ml Cointreau Blood Orange Liqueur

- Juice of 2 limes

- 12 ice cubes

Method

- Pour the Tequila, Cointreau and lime juice into a cocktail shaker.

- Add the ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.

- Strain into a Martini glass with half the rim damped with water, then dipped in salt.

- Add a lime wedge on the rim by way of garnish.

Punch Room

This cocktail lives in that rare space of being super easy but looks dead classy especially when served in champagne flutes... we won't tell if you don't!

Ingredients

- 30ml Grey Goose Vodka

- 60ml Hawkes Urban Orchard Cider

Champagne

Method

- Mix the vodka and apple cider.

- Top with Champagne.

- Garnish with the apple slice.

Between The Sheets

This cocktail boasts a mixture of three different types of alcohol and it's called Between The Sheets. Need we say more?

Ingredients

- 30ml Courvoisier VSOP Cognac

- 30ml Cointreau Blood Orange Liqueur

- 30ml Havana Club Anejo 3 Anos Rum

- 10ml fresh lemon juice

Method

- Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

- Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

- Serve.

 Need more cocktails? Check out our Espresso Martini and Old Fashioned recipes!

(P.S. If you’re a proud single pringle like me just follow the recipes with the exact same quantities and drink both... we won't tell)