Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
Jan Harris
Deputy Group Editor
1:00 AM 10th February 2024

Celebrate Valentine's Day With A Gin Cocktail

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a lovely gin cocktail.

Who would have thought about mixing strawberries with black pepper - well Bullards handcrafted gin have created a beautiful Strawberry and Black Pepper Gin - a contemporary full bodied fresh and fruity gin, which when sipped, the flavour evolves into delicate sweet notes of light strawberry and lemon on the finish. The black pepper seems to blend with the strawberries bringing their flavour to the fore, toning down their sweetness.

I must say on sampling the gin it is now one of my new favourites and I certainly will enjoy sampling one or more of the lovely gin cocktails.

So if you're looking for the ideal present for the gin lover in your life than look no further and enjoy your gin and tonic together.

Especially for Valentine's Day Bullards have created some cocktails using the Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin. Why not enjoy sampling them with your loved one this Valentine's Day.

Norwich Pink Lady

Ingredients - serves two

50ml Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin
50ml Triple Sec⁠
60ml Double Cream⁠
4 Dashes Grenadine⁠
Handful of ice⁠


Pour all ingredients into a shaker over the ice.
Shake well until nice and cold.
Pour into two glasses.
Clink, and enjoy.⁠

Grapefruit & Tarragon Collins


Fresh tarragon 3-4 sprigs
Light brown sugar 1 tsp
50ml Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin
50ml Pink or ruby grapefruit juice
Chilled Indian Tonic Water to top up
Grapefruit peel to garnish


Place the tarragon in a shaker and muddle together with the sugar.
Add ice, gin and grapefruit juice and shake well until combined.
Strain into a Collins glass packed with ice and top with tonic.
Serve garnished with a few blades of tarragon and grapefruit peel.

Strawberry Fizz


Champagne or Prosecco
25ml Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin


Use as a topper in your glass of fizz!

Strawberry Clover Club


50ml Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin
25ml Strawberry syrup
25ml Fresh lemon juice
25ml Egg whites or chickpea water (vegan option)


Shake all ingredients together with ice and pour.

Rambling Strawberry


50ml Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin
25ml Sugar syrup
25ml Fresh lemon juice


Shake all ingredients with ice and pour.
Top with lemonade or soda afterwards.

Anyone For Ginns?


Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin
Ginger ale
A fresh orange
Half a cucumber
A handful of fresh strawberries
1 large bunch of fresh mint


Slice the oranges and cucumber.
De-leaf and halve the strawberries
Transfer to a large jug with a bunch of fresh mint and half fill with ice.
Fill the jug two-thirds full with Strawberry & Black Pepper gin
Then top up with half ginger ale and half lemonade.
For a slightly less sweeter mix, sub the lemonade for soda water.

The clever people at Bullards have created the Eco-Refill Pouch.

Making a big commitment towards sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint, Bullards are leading the way with its environmentally friendly offering thanks to the introduction of Eco-Refill Pouches.

The pouches use less energy to produce, transport and deliver, and allow drinkers to top up their original Bullards bottle in support of minimising waste and environmental impact.

The pouches can be returned to the distillery (no envelope or stamp required), recycled via TerracycleTM Zero Waste Box solutions, turned into plastic granules and transformed into new products.

For more information click here