If drink-soaked discussion of aphrodisiacal accompaniments to oysters, ‘titanic plums’, guinea pigs with dodgy fivers, hangover cures and some seriously decent discounted drinks are your thing then listen to this Valentine’s Special featuring a boffin.
The Properly Dangerous Liason
45ml Brockmans Gin
75ml Taittinger Champagne or Sparkling Wine
15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
10ml Creme de Cassis
5ml Sugar Syrup
– Combine all ingredients apart from the sparkling wine and creme de cassis in a shaker over ice
– Shake to combine, double strain into a champagne flute and
– Top with Champagne, then drizzle over the creme de cassis.
– Garnish with a lemon twist.
Chilean Red Wine: Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – £12.99, Waitrose
Chargrilled asparagus with Westmalle Tripel – £4.20 from Beer Merchants
Oysters with Titanic Plum Porter – £1.80, Sainsbury’s
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