Plan the perfect Valentine’s date – with a little help from SWISH

Plan the perfect Valentine’s date – with a little help from SWISH

February 14th is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means spending some special time with loved ones. Personally, I think Valentine’s Day is a fabulous opportunity to take time out and show that special someone in your life how much they mean to you.


Whether that means thoughtful gifts, a delicious home-cooked meal, or an evening of entertainment, you do Valentine’s your way. It’s all about making memories.

What if you could make this year's get-together extra-special – with the help of some world-class cocktails?

If you're struggling for some last-minute Valentine's ideas, let me help you make this year's big date night a little extra special.

A night in – with cooking and cocktails

Cooking with your partner is seriously romantic – and why should all the kitchen work fall to one person? 


Whether it’s a sumptuous steak tartare or a vibrant veggie dish, make the occasion more memorable by working together on a culinary project. Even if that simply means you master the meal and they wash and dry, it’s just nice to do things together.

As it's a special occasion, why not mix things up with a pre-dinner cocktail? Start the night as you mean to go on with a Naughty Passion Martini Spritz from our range – alcoholic or zero-proof. Simply chill and pour while the dinner's preparing and set up your favourite shared playlist to add to the mood.


A picnic with a difference

I think some of the best Valentine’s ideas are those that really make the most of the whole day. It’s not always possible for partners to get together on the 14th itself, but when you next have a clear schedule, why not head out for a luxury picnic together?

You might have one or two favourite walks, or there might be a beautiful outdoor spot that means a lot to your relationship. 

Set out on a clear day with a carefully planned hamper of lunch items and picnicware, and head out to enjoy the fresh air together. Make moments where you're not looking at screens or thinking about work – but where you're simply enjoying being with them. 

When it comes to picnic refreshments, I recommend a delightful SWISH Smoked Pineapple Margarita Fizz. Our range is picnic-friendly – simply carry in a portable chiller and serve from the can. Remember to take some slimline plastic glassware that’s safe for travel and outdoor use!

Talking around travel, show solidarity for whoever is the designated driver and sample any of our cocktail blends with zero alcohol – the same classic taste, with none of the added proof.

Try somewhere new

If you’ve celebrated a few Valentine’s dates before, there’s a chance you have a favourite spot or two you like to head back to and relax in. Why not make this year about trying something different?

For example, you could book a short break closer to the coast and enjoy sipping ready-made cocktails from the comfort of a beachview balcony together. Or, you could spend the evening stargazing from a lofty point, simply enjoying the moments you spend with your loved one.


We all have those special memories with our partners from Valentine’s Days gone by – and there’s no better time to recapture some of the most amazing evenings spent together. But, life’s just as much about making new memories. So, be a little daring this year – look fondly to the past, but make 2024’s Valentine date the one to cherish.

Take it easy

Some people put a lot of thought into Valentine’s Day, which can result in a lot of unnecessary self-pressure. I completely understand – I’ve been there! 

But, over the years, I’ve come to realise that Valentine’s is an occasion just as much about self-care as it is about showing your loved ones how much they mean to you. And, self-care could be as simple as making work and preparations easier on yourself!

SWISH takes time and hassle out of mixing up some of the best-loved drinks from around the world. There’s no need to invest in a mixology kit this Valentine’s Day and muddle around with shakers, stirrers, and ingredients.

Build your own SWISH cocktails box around the flavours you and your partner adore. Then, simply chill and pour on the big night – giving you more time to do the things you love.

There’s still time to order SWISH cocktails – including gift boxes – before Cupid twangs his arrows. Shop the full SWISH range and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember!

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