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Lord & Lady Gin Cocktails for Valentine's from the author of How to Drink Gin

We know it's still three months away but we've been working with Gin Expert, Sue Telford, on the launch of her new book 'How to Drink Gin' (RedDoor Press, October 2019) and she has created these two recipes that seem ideal for Valentine's Day. So, we thought we'd share and if you'd like to see any other ideas, for Christmas, Mother's Day, any old day of the week (!) just let us know.
We can send you a copy of the new book, connect you with Sue (who lives in Norfolk) for interviews and editorial, and there's more info in the online press folder and the press release below:
Helen Lewis
Literally PR  


Celebrate Valentine's Day with Gin

How To Drink Gin: Make It, Mix It, Master It by Sue Telford


  • Author of new book, How To Drink Gin, and gin expert, Sue Telford, available for interview, media comment & editorial commission.
  • Digital and paperback copies of this new book available upon request.
  • Media enquiries:

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London, United Kingdom, 21stNovember 2019: Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year... apparently! It's also exactly three months away! Whatever your relationship status, it's a great excuse to mix it up with a gin cocktail and have a fun night in with the love of your life or a group of friends!

This is more than just finding the perfect gin to your tonic.Sue Telford, author of How To Drink Gin: Make It, Mix It, Master It (RedDoor Press, October 2019) says: "Fall in love on Valentine's Day with this duo of delectable gin cocktails. Champagne might be the traditional choice and have more fizz but this Valentine's Day mix the unexpected with a gin cocktail that will go straight to your loved one's heart."

Sue has crafted these cocktails especially for Valentine's Day (for media use, not taken from the book). The expert mixologist whipped them up in her kitchen, experimenting with ingredients and tastes until she found the ultimate blend.

Legend has it that Lady Godiva got all the attention but these cocktails redress the balance. Make a Lord Godiva for the special someone in your life. Enjoy the thick and creamy cocktails that are the ultimate in luxury. Find many more recipes - as well as a fabulous introductory guide to all things gin - in Sue's new book:


Lady Godiva - a special treat for a lucky lady

Glass: Coupe


  • 2 or 3 fresh raspberries
  • 30ml / 1oz Old Tom Gin
  • 22.5ml / 0.75oz Godiva liqueur or your favourite chocolate liqueur
  • 30ml / 1oz single cream
  • 15ml /0.5oz raspberry liqueur or for a sweeter cocktail raspberry syrup


  1. Muddle the fresh raspberries with the raspberry liqueur/ syrup in a chilled shaker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the shaker with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Garnish: Naked like Lady Godiva or with fresh raspberries.



Lord Godiva - the ultimate in luxury for the man in your life

Glass: Cocktail


  • 30ml / 1oz London Dry gin
  • 22.5ml / 0.75oz Godiva liqueur or your favourite chocolate liqueur
  • 30ml / 1oz single cream
  • 15ml / 0.5oz Kahlua or your favourite coffee liqueur
  • 3 dashes orange bitters


  1. Put all the ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish: Grated chocolate.




Notes to editors

Media enquiries:

A picture containing person, indoor, wall, womanDescription automatically generatedSue Telford is a Norfolk-based writer, gin blogger and cocktail photographer with a love of craft gin, cocktails and fresh flavours. In 2017, inspired by the craft gin revolution, she bought a tiny 4L air still, got herself licensed by HMRC, and effectively turned her little 9ft by 9ft kitchen into a weekend gin distillery where she set about distilling with enthusiasm. At the time, she knew nothing about distilling, although she was a keen home cook and loved experimenting with flavours. She quickly learned through a lot of trial and error and internet research. And she is still learning. Her cocktail photographs with their distinctive style have been featured by gin distillers.

Sue has two teenage children and five years ago went through treatment for breast cancer and sepsis. When she turned 50, Sue decided to hire a DSLR camera, start a blog about gin, and turn her life-long love of all things creative (and gin!), into a passion project. Fast-forward two years and How To Drink Gin is born!



Title:How To Drink Gin

Author:Sue Telford

Genre:Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Publisher:RedDoor Press

Publication date:October 24 2019

Availability:Hardback, International distribution



Price: £12.99