Toast to Love: Perfect Bubbles, Cocktails, and Wines for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

Toast to Love: Perfect Bubbles, Cocktails, and Wines for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

Welcome to Bradleys, Cork, where we believe that no Valentine’s Day celebration is complete without the right bubbles, cocktails, or wines.

As the day of love approaches, it’s time to plan an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for the apple of your eye. At Bradley’s, we understand that the right drink can enhance moments, creating memories that linger long after the last sip.

Valentine’s Day is not just an occasion; it’s a celebration of love, and we are here to ensure that every toast is a testament to your unique connection. In this blog, we guide you through the vast world of sparkling wines, crafted cocktails, and exquisite wines that harmonise with the most romantic day of the year.

From the effervescence of premium champagnes to the allure of Prosecco, we unveil the secrets of choosing the right romantic drink.

Join us in raising a glass to love – a toast that begins at Bradleys, where each selection is a testament to our commitment to making your Valentine’s Day truly special. Cheers to love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.

Romantic Drinks For Valentine’s Day

A romantic drink is often associated with beverages that enhance the ambience of a romantic setting or occasion. These drinks are chosen not only for their taste but also for their ability to create a mood of intimacy and connection.

Classic examples include wines, champagne, or cocktails traditionally associated with romance. Some people may find a beautifully crafted cocktail or a glass of sparkling wine romantic. Ultimately, a romantic drink adds an extra layer of enjoyment to a shared moment between individuals in a romantic relationship.

The Best Wine For A Romantic Valentine’s Day

A red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or a sparkling wine such as Champagne or Prosecco can be an excellent choice for Valentine’s Day, adding a touch of romance to the celebration.

To choose a good Cabernet Sauvignon, look for wines from reputable regions like Bordeaux, check for balanced tannins, and consider the winery’s reputation for quality. Opt for a vintage that complements your taste preferences, whether you prefer bold and structured or softer and fruit-forward wines. Find out more here or ask in-store, we are always happy to assist.

A Valentine’s Day Gift Set of Chateau Macquin Bordeaux Wine & Treats

For the Valentine with a soft spot for Bordeaux wines, we have a small gift set they will adore. Available online and instore, the Chateau Macquin Bordeaux & Treats comes with an excellent bottle of Chateau Macquin Saint Georges – Saint Émilion, Mella’s Irish Butter Fudge Gift Box, Chez Emily Chocolate Bar, Hadji Bey Gift Box.

The 3 Best Champagne for Valentine’s Day

A popular Champagne for Valentine’s Day is the Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, known for its crisp and vibrant taste, or Dom Pérignon, a luxurious choice with finesse and elegance. That said, Corkonians have developed a noticeable preference for Moët & Chandon Champagne in recent years.

Serve Veuve Clicquot Champagne chilled in flute glasses to enhance its vibrant flavours and effervescence, creating a delightful Valentine’s experience. For that something a little extra special opt for the Rose Champagne from Veuve Clicquot.

Choose Dom Pérignon Champagne for its exceptional quality, representing the pinnacle of elegance and sophistication in every bubbling sip.

Moët & Chandon’s popularity comes from its reputation for exquisite taste, renowned craftsmanship, and a legacy of producing exceptional champagne. Back by popular demand, we also have Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial Champagne NV available for Valentine’s.

Prosecco Gifts For Your Valentine

Prosecco’s popularity stems from its refreshing taste, affordability, and versatility, making it a favourite for various celebrations like Valentine’s Day. A good prosecco has a crisp taste, fine bubbles, and a balance of fruity and floral notes, which is why we stock Treviso Prosecco and Cavicchioli Prosecco Spumante.

Treviso Prosecco is renowned for its high-quality grapes, producing a delightful and well-balanced sparkling wine with a crisp and fruity profile. We have coupled this beautiful prosecco with Chez Emily Irish Belgian Chocolates to create a delicious Valentine’s treat for you and your love.

Cavicchioli Prosecco Spumante is an Italian sparkling wine known for its lively bubbles and crisp, refreshing taste. Indulge in the romantic pairing of Cavicchioli Prosecco Spumante with light, delectable dishes such as fresh oysters or creamy risotto for an exquisite Valentine’s Day celebration.

Easy Romantic Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

Celebrate love with a touch of glamour; indulge in the enchanting experience of sipping delightfully romantic cocktails together on Valentine’s Day, creating cherished moments and memories.

Aperol Spritz

Making this cocktail is as simple as combining Aperol, Prosecco, and a splash of soda water over ice, garnish with an orange slice, and enjoy your refreshing Aperol Spritz. Order an Aperol Spritz DIY Pack today.

Classic Martini

Combine 2 oz gin or vodka with 1/2 oz dry vermouth in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon or an olive. Order our Irish Martini DIY Pack here.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Blend 2 oz white rum, 1 oz simple syrup, 3/4 oz lime juice, and a handful of strawberries with ice. Pour into a chilled glass, and garnish with a strawberry slice. Enjoy this fruity delight! Find everything you need at Bradleys Specialist Off-Licence.

Non-Alcoholic Wines For Your Valentine

If you’re looking to set the mood for a romantic Valentine’s but opt for a non-alcoholic wine, look no further. At Bradleys, we have a hand-picked selection of non-alcoholic wines that are just the ticket.

Non-Alcoholic White Wine, €7.95

Torres Natureo White Wine is a non-alcoholic option enjoyed for its fresh floral and fruity aromas. Enjoy this wine chilled. Non-alcoholic white wine pairs excellently with light and fresh dishes, such as seafood, salads, and poultry, enhancing the dining experience with its crisp and refreshing notes.

Non-Alcoholic Red Wine, €7.95

Torres Natureo Red Wine Non-Alcoholic is packed with so much flavour that you would be hard-pressed to guess it was a non-alcoholic wine. The Garnacha and Syrah grapes are prized for their rich flavours and for contributing to the depth and complexity of wines with bold fruitiness and robust characteristics.

Valentine’s Drinks Delivered Nationwide

We deliver nationwide, so wherever you choose to celebrate your love, we can deliver your drink of choice to you. Be sure to order in advance and make sure your wine, cocktail ingredients or champagne arrive with enough time to chill and prepare.

Here’s to a celebration as special as the love you share. Happy Valentine’s Day!