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10 drinks for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a great occasion for couples to share a drink – but remember to use alcohol responsibly

Night out or evening in? First date or long term partnership? Here are some ideas for what to have chilling in the fridge on Friday...

1 Ridgeview Fitzrovia Rose, £35, ridgeview.co.uk

This sparkling rose goes big on Chardonnay and melds raspberry, strawberry and redcurrant flavours.

2 Bunnahabhain Caorag, £85, bunnahabhain.com

Toast a well-aged relationship with a Bunnahabhain Islay Scotch whisky – notes of sweet sherry and peat sounds romantic...

3 Cotes du Rhone Villages, £4.99, aldi.co.uk

A Rhone Valley red that'll go well with steak. A first-date drink?

4 Malbec Gran Reserva, 2018, £6.99, Lidl

Billed as a deeply coloured and full bodied choice, with hints of smoky cherry-scented fruit. Nice label too.

5 The 'Classic' Edinburgh Gin Botanical Bouquets, £65, edinburghgin.com

A double whammy of booze and flowers, online only for UK delivery on February 14.

6 Ceder's Wild Non-Alcoholic Spirit, £20, Tesco

To avoid a fuzzy head come the morning after, top up Ceder's non-alcoholic alternative to gin with your usual tonic.

7 Lost And Grounded Keller Pils, £2.50, various outlets

For a hop bitter unfiltered lager beer, this Keller Pils is eminently drinkable.

8 Beavertown Bloody 'Ell, £3.10, beermerchants.com

A seasonal release from cult brewery Beavertown, this blood orange IPA is full of citrus, hops and comes with an addictive bitter note.

9. Rose Lemonade Avalade, £1.29 or £24.77 for pack of 24 bottles, Healeys

A pink, fizzy lemonade free from added sugar and artificial colours, that'll look elegant in a glass and keeps kids happy.

10. Cawston Dry Raspberry, £1.15, Holland & Barratt

It's sparkling, it's pink and it tastes like raspberries – and it's mainly Scottish water. Just add fresh raspberries.

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