If we had to pinpoint the most popular drink of Christmas 2019, it would undoubtedly be the Marks & Spencer clementine gin snow globe. The distinctive rounded bottle, filled with zesty gin liqueur and those crucial flakes of glitter, sold out repeatedly in stores across the country, and was dubbed the gift of the year thanks to its shimmery, highly Instagrammable finish.
But if you missed its outing over the festive season, all is not lost, because now M&S has decided to bring a little extra sparkle to our Valentine’s Day celebrations too. The brand has added edible gold leaf to another classic cocktail recipe, to create the cleverly-named From Mojito To You.
‘Following the success of the Christmas Snow Globe Gin – this Valentine’s Day sees the launch of ‘From Mojito to You’ – a passion fruit mojito containing edible 23 carat gold leaf,’ the store explains in a release announcing the exciting new launch.
The concept is very much the same as the Christmas tipple – shake it up and watch the shimmery swirl ensue. However, instead of the snow globe shape, Valentine’s Day’s version comes in a longer, more elegant bottle, with cute red heart packaging to really hammer the romance home.
The other beauty of the bottle is that you don’t need any mixers to make it ready to serve – simply pour it over ice and sip away at your leisure. If our other halves are listening, this is what we’d like to find waiting for us when we get home on 14 February, please.
However, for those who don’t drink (or just aren’t keen on a white rum based drink), Marks & Spencer has also unveiled the rest of its Valentine’s Day collection, including beautiful bouquets, truffles, edible hearts and letters and even a ‘Love Button’ – a hand-decorated milk & white chocolate giant button is sprinkled with raspberry pieces. Yum.