We don’t believe in following the crowd. Why should February be all about Valentines and Valentines all about red roses?
So, this month we have dreamed up the ultimate night in: flowers, fireside cocktails, an elegant table set for two and some pampering – a formula for any night that deserves a celebration, not just February 14th. And rather than opting for red roses, we have selected unconventional, seasonal flowers for those who want to show a little individuality.
Rosemary Collins Cocktail
After giving flowers of course (!), start your night off with the ultimate Valentine’s cocktail. We have included a fragrant sprig of FlowerBe’s own organic rosemary in every box this month and worked with mixologist, Henry Lay, to create the ‘Rosemary Collins’ cocktail, which can be made by blending the following ingredients:
25ml lemon juice
30ml rosemary infused sugar syrup
Shake and double strain over cubed ice
Garnish with the fresh rosemary sprig in your box and a dehydrated lemon wheel
Add soda to make a longer drink if preferred
Let the evening beGIN
Why not try one of these botanically-diverse artisan gins in your cocktail? The above are all British-blended and boast distinctive flavours, not to mention very pretty bottles.
Dress up your cocktail trolley with a beautiful arrangement using FlowerBe’s Amaryllis ‘Desire’ and Carnation ‘New York’ for a touch of old-style glamour.
The Amaryllis ‘Desire’ is a beautiful, bold variety blooming with huge warm, sunset coral large blossoms on tall strong stems. Amaryllis also means ‘splendid beauty’. Rosemary is a symbol of ‘remembrance’ – often worn by brides on their wedding day as a symbol of love and fidelity. And white roses mean ‘charm’. What better messages to send to a loved one?
Win our ‘Ultimate Night In’ package
We’re delighted to have partnered this month with Graham and Green and Dartington Crystal to win the ‘Ultimate Night In’ package which includes our Tall selection of flowers, a cocktail trolley from Graham & Green (pictured above), and a pair of crystal martini glasses from Dartington (pictured above).
We will be posting a further Journal post with details on how to enter this amazing competition so stay tuned!