When it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day, cash-strapped couples are shunning no expense spared nights out in favour of staying in. In a new survey by the makers of Gordon’s® gin, over half of UK adults (58 percent)[1] said they would be celebrating Saturday, 14 February 2009 at home, with 20 percent citing the need to save money as the reason.

To make these at home celebrations extra special, Gordon’s has unveiled a Valentine’s themed twist to the G&T – a classic coupling. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one than with the G&T Blush – featuring a dash of cranberry juice, this is a traditional G&T with a pink Valentine’s hue.

The perfect start to an evening of romance, you can make the G&T Blush by following the guidelines below:

The G&T Blush

(1.9 units alcohol)

50ml Gordon’s gin
Fresh bottled tonic
50ml cranberry juice
Plenty of ice 12/16oz high ball glass
Wedge of lime
Fill the glass with ice, add the ingredients, stir and squeeze one lime wedge into the drink

For other simple but stylish Gordon’s gin cocktails – why not try:

Gordon’s Fizz

(1.5 units)

15ml Gordon’s® gin
10ml topped with champagne
Poured in to chilled Champagne flute

Gordon’s Tini

(2 units alcohol)

35ml Gordon’s gin
25ml Midori liqueur
10ml Apple liqueur
Juice from 1 lime
Apple slices to garnish

Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake well. Then strain into a martini glass through a fine tea-strainer. Garnish with thin slices of apple