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Valentine’s Cocktails Pink Gin, Rosé and Pink Drinks

What are you serving for dinner on February 14th?

Here is a 3-course Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu that is easy to prepare, but complicated enough to let that special someone know you care.  It’s no surprise that we suggest pairing the dishes with our Mirabeau Pure rosé.

But, what about a pre-dinner drink?

Valentine's Day Provencal Dinner Menu

Ideas for Valentine’s Cocktails

Gin-based Drinks:

Last fall, we announced our new baby, Mirabeau Rosé Gin, a sophisticated dry gin with a category redefining spirit. Our Rosé Gin is made with the beautifully scented grape alcohol extracted during the dealcoholisation process when making our lower alcohol and vegan rosé, Forever Summer. The distillation of the alcohol, together with wild botanicals selected near our new wine estate outside of Saint Tropez, resulted in this sophisticated gin. Continue reading here for details and tasting notes on our Mirabeau en Provence rosé gin.

Martini: Add dry vermouth to our rosé gin for a perfect martini (007 may even approve).

Gin & Tonic: Mirabeau Rosé Gin and Tonic ( we like the Fever Tree brand).

Gin and Rosé Sparkling cocktail: Mix pink gin with sparkling rosé from Provence and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker (recipe here).

For those who like a sweet-tart drink, this gin, rosé and grapefruit combination is a winner created by drink mixologist Hee Chung.

Chung also created a gin cocktail with Pure Rosé and rose ice cubes. If this drink doesn’t wow your sweetheart, nothing will.

Pure Rosé Cocktail Beautiful Rose Ice Cubes

Cocktails with Provencal Rosé:

Rosé Royale is a cocktail recipe created for Mirabeau Wine by Lizzie King.

Rosé Spritz is our take on the famous Italian Aperol. This drink will have you thinking about hot, lazy summer days.

Pink Fizz combines sparkling rosé and a touch of port into a fresh, festive combination (make this).

Etoile’s Shrinking Violet Cocktail adds a sweet violet and lavender notes to our rosé (recipe here).

Cinnamon Royale with La Folie Rosé is a sweet cocktail, ideally suited for as an aperitif (recipe here).

Pink Elephant Martini Cocktail

Other Pink Cocktails:

Try a Rosé Margarita with tequila and lime.

Cannes celebrates every May during the film festival. It’s a dynamic few weeks in the French Riviera city with movies, movie stars, producers, want-to-be(s), pop-up restaurants on Nikki Beach and cocktails. Tasha shares the recipe for a rum-based Red Carpet Mojito.

Tasha adds a bit of fun to this cocktail Pink Elephant Martini with the pink cotton candy garnish.

pomme d'amour Candy apple Provence

French History and Valentine’s Day

The feast of Saint Valentine is both historical and religious. French customs around February 14th date as far back as the middle ages. The belief was that birds began mating in the middle of February. Evidence from the 14th century indicates a romantic theme emanating from poets and literature during this period of the year. The love note apparently originated in France, when the captured Duke of Orleans wrote a poem to his wife while imprisoned in the Tower of London. Discover how is Valentine’s Day celebrated in France.

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Stephen had been in the corporate world for 15 years and in August 2008 turned down a promotion that would have meant more money but also more stress, longer hours and less time with his young family. For many years the Cronks had been dreaming and talking about moving to France to make their own wine, but the moment never seemed quite right to make the big leap.

Soon after, a good redundancy offer seemed the perfect opportunity to turn the dream into reality and after selling their beloved house, they left the leafy suburbs of south-west London in August 2009. Their worldly possessions were packed up on the back of a truck and with barely a word of French between them, the family headed south to a small village called Cotignac, in the heart of Provence.

The Cronks spent a year getting their bearings, learning to live the provençal way, as Stephen was criss-crossing the country researching and finding the best vineyards to work with. The next step was setting up a small wine business with the principle objective of making a Provence rosé that would be regarded as one of the very best from the region, while building a brand that people would grow to love. In order to achieve this aim, they put together a highly experienced winemaking team and threw their heart and soul into the brand and innovative communications with their customers. Mirabeau is now being sold in more than 30 markets, has won medals and earned acclaim from some of the world’s toughest wine critics, but what really makes Stephen happiest is that their wines are an integral part of people having a great time together.

Read more about the Mirabeau Wine story here.

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