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Romance your bestie this Valentine’s Day with this Bernini cocktail recipe

Valentine's Day with your bestie is the 'new romantic' and we won’t take that back! So relax, grab a cocktail and stand a chance to win a swag Bernini 'bestie' hamper! Now that’s a date

Our friends are always there for us, staying hours on the phone for your sometimes overreacted ventilations, offering a shoulder to cry on when Steve got you a watch instead of the handbag you’ve been hinting at for weeks. You can always count on them for their honesty – no matter how painful the truth may be. 

Valentine’s Day is more than just celebrating with your significant other. It’s about celebrating love in every shape and form. So who says you can’t plan a perfect day with with your besties on Valentine’s Day and celebrate a special kind of friendship that is just as important. And what better way to do that than with some mouth watering Bernini cocktail recipes.

Here’s how you can get that boozy bubbles in a Mixed Berry Float…and while at it, you may just be next lucky winner of our awesome surprise giveaway hamper (check details below), courtesy of Bernini!


For the mixed berry reduction:

  • ¾ cup strawberries 
  • ¾ cup raspberries 
  • 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cup sugar

To serve:

  • 3 scoops of Vanilla ice cream, per float 
  • 550ml Bernini Blush Sparkling Grape (2 x 275ml)
  • Strawberry to garnish 
  • Yield: 4 floats 


1. In a medium saucepan, combine the berries, lemon juice, and vanilla essence and bring to a simmer over a medium heat. 

2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the berries are tender and juicy, around 10 minutes.

3. Stir in the sugar and continue to cook for another 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened slightly and has reduced. 

4. Remove the reduction from the heat and set aside. 

5. Pour roughly 1-2 tablespoons of berry reduction into the bottom of each tall glass. Top with 2-3 scoops of ice cream. 

6. Pour the Bernini Blush Sparkling Grape over the ice cream for a bubbling sparkling float. 

7. Garnish with a strawberry & serve with a gold straw.

*For this recipe you could use the leftover reduction from the Frozen Berry Bubbles


Giveaway Time! 

Two amazing Bernini hampers ( six-pack Bernini Blush of your choice, Bernini glass flutes and 2X Sorbet worth R500 each) are up for grabs for you and your bestie, that one amazing friend who’s always there to cheer you up when you need her / him most!

To enter:
1) Leave a comment (in the comment section below), and tell us about that one one special friend and why you both deserve to win this hamper
2) Follow us on Instagram and Facebook
3) Tag a bestie you would like to share this giveaway with and hashtag #ToastToFriendship #SparkleOn

Please note: the competition closes on February 21 and the winner will be announced and contacted on February 28!

Goodluck and have a happy Valentine’s Month!

Phoeby Montari
Phoeby Montari
Phoeby Montari is a Psychology student, model, feminist activist, and published writer. Through complexities that stretch through different fields, she aims to make an impact through her varied professional sphere with a writing-style characterized by metaphorical nuances ranging from poetry to socio-political issues and cruelty-free vegetarian lifestyle.
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