Food / 13.02.2017

Valentine’s ‘love potion’ cocktail

By Francesca Specter
(Low) sugar, spice and everything nice

pukka love tea cocktail

Not the red roses and stuffed teddy bear type? Then you might prefer this alternative Valentine’s treat, a delicious tea-based cocktail from Pukka managing director Sebastian Pole’s new book, Cleanse Nurture Restore (£19.99, Frances Lincoln).

Makes 3*
Pukka Herbs’ Love tea – three teabags
Pomegranate juice 50ml/2 shots per glass
Rose water (optional) 1 tsp per glass
Fresh rose petal (optional) 1 per glass
Champagne (enough to top each glass)

1 Cover the tea bags with 250ml boiling water. Leave to infuse for 30 minutes in a covered container. Strain to make love tea essences, then put in the fridge for two hours.
2 Take 25ml Love tea essence and 25ml pomegranate juice.
3 Top up with prosecco
4 Add some rosewater if you would like
5 Finish off by adding a fresh rose petal. Et voila!

*Just in case you are considering a ménage à trois

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