In the perfect world, Valentines Day would include a romantic night at one of our fabulous restaurants with the person you love. It may also include a lovely box of heavenly scented long stemmed roses, a special gift or a message of love in the newspaper. Alas, In reality the arrival of children and the routine of work, school etc (you know what I mean) often means that Valentines day is not celebrated as it once was - sigh!.
But, If like me you are staying home this year, it does not mean you can't celebrate this very romantic day. In a busy world, a simple night in with candles, chocolate and cosmopolitan's can also be a wonderful.
How to make a Cosmopolitan:
- 2 parts Vodka
- 2 parts orange liqueur - I used Cointreau
- 1 part Cranberry juice
- dash of lime juice
- ice - for shaking
Place everything in a cocktail shaker and give a good shake - strain and serve.