Love Potion for Valentine's Day
How to make an aromatic love potion to surprise your loved one for Valentine's Day
In mythology and fiction, a love potion is meant to create feelings of love. The idea of a love potion is magical and the recipes usually call for herbs and spells. Valentine's Day is especially a good time to start practising your love potion recipe.
There's a quick and easy way to create the perfect potion right now, with ingredients you very likely have in your kitchen. Serve your love potion fresh, to your loved one and cling the glasses together to start a beautiful day together.
How to make a love potion
You'll need simple ingredients from your kitchen. Plus, you'll want to start with a good mood and good intention. Valentine's Day is the time of the year when we celebrate love. It's a lovely time when you can get vulnerable and show your heart. This alcoholic love potion is the perfect way to start the day. Breakfast in bed in a romantic setting usually calls for Mimosas but this time we created something red, colourful and aromatic.
To make your perfect brew you will need a ruby gin (I used the Bombay Bramble Gin Blackberry & Raspberry), a lemon and the tonic of your choice. To decorate the glasses, you'll need some chocolate and pink sprinkles.
Melt the chocolate using the bain-marie technique. Dip the edge of your glasses into the chocolate and immediately dip into the pink sprinkles. Allow it to cool and set.
In the meantime, create your love potion. In a larger cocktail jug, place 2 shots of ruby gin, a touch of freshly squeezed lemon and pour around 500 ml of your favourite tonic water. Want your love potion to be sweet and even more aromatic? Then switch out the tonic water for ginger ale.
Mix gently with a cocktail spoon and place in a beautiful glass bottle. Serve with the chocolate sprinkle glasses on the side, on a beautiful breakfast tray. Add fresh berries in the love potion or on the side.
Why you'll love this love potion
The red gin is bursting with natural flavours of freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries. The real infusion gives this alcoholic beverage a distinct ruby colour with all-natural sweet and fruity flavours. No added sugar makes this indulgent gin a perfect start to your love potion.
The red summer berry aroma intoxicates us first, quickly followed by its rich fruity juniper and green spice. The palate is a strong juniper and citrus taste with aromatic red berry roundness & liquorice spice. The finish is smooth and dry with slight waxy pine notes.
What makes this potion special is the aftertaste of blackberry and raspberry lingering on the tongue, long after the love potion has been drunk.
Serve with Red Velvet Cake or Layered Semolina Cake
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Serves 2 people
Categories: Beverage Cusine: American, British, East European, Greek
Make this ruby red love potion for your loved one and celebrate Valentine's Day with good intentions. Serve it on a gorgeous wooden tray with flowers on the side and start the love day with lots of fun.
- 2 shots of Bombay Bramble Gin Blackberry & Raspberry
- 1 fl oz lemon juice
- 2 cups tonic water*
- 5 square chocolate
- 2 tbsp sprinkles
- Melt the chocolate using a bain-marie technique. Dip the edge of your glasses into the chocolate and immediately dip into the pink sprinkles. Allow it to cool and set.
- In the meantime, create your love potion. In a larger cocktail jug, place the ruby gin, the freshly squeezed lemon and pour the tonic water (or ginger ale).
- Mix gently with a cocktail spoon and place in a beautiful glass bottle.
- Serve with the chocolate sprinkle glasses on the side, on a beautiful breakfast tray. Add fresh berries in the love potion or on the side.
* Replace tonic water with ginger ale if you want a sweeter love potion
Total Nutrition Facts
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9 g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 4 g||20%|
|Trans Fat 0 g||5%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2 g|
|Cholesterol 5 mg||2%|
|Sodium 49 mg||2%|
|Total Carbs 43 g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||3%|
|Sugar 38 g||77%|
|Protein 2 g||3%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice
What do you think?
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I never tried this version of the gin but my husband loves gin in general, so I think he's going to really like this "love potion" cocktail. Any ideas if it will work with jams biscuits?
Hi Eliza, thank you for your comment. This is a great cocktail, I really enjoy it. You can absolutely serve it with jam biscuit. I recommend raspberry jam to match the vibrant taste of the fruity gin.
Brilliant idea. The bottle is so beautiful as well. Where did you find vegan chocolate for the glass, please?
Thank you so much, Maria. I bought the bottle from a local shop here in Germany. I thought it will be great for Valentine's Day. The chocolate was ordered online from Sous Chef UK. I used Willie's Cacao San Agustin 70% Colombian Chef's Drops 150g
Cannot wait to make this for Valentine's Day for my boyfriend. I love the idea of the letter as well. Can you tell me how you did it?
Yay, thank you so much, Alina. Glad you like the idea. I think your boyfriend is going to love it.
For the letter, I used a wax seal stamp with a rose wax. You can find these online in your country. Almost everyone sells them nowadays.