6 love-themed libations under $30 to pick up for Valentine's Day

Feb 10 2020, 10:19 am

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. But anyone who’s ever tried to find a gift for someone on the most romantic day of the year knows that in between all exorbitantly priced teddy bears and your three-course dinner, this Hallmark holiday ain’t cheap.

But who says giving your loved one a token of your affection means having to start saving in January? We found the ultimate crowd-pleaser of a gift for your special someone (or your Galentine), and for under $30.

After all, is there really a better gift than a nice bottle of wine? Or gin? Or bubbly? We don’t think so. Just make sure it’s pink, of course.

Three Olives Rosé Vodka

Three Olives Rosé Vodka/BC Liquor Stores

Nostalgic for summer days spent on a patio with a glass of rosĂ© in hand? Well, we’ve found the next best thing. This rosĂ© vodka by Three Olives combines flavours of strawberries, tart cherry, and citrus for a deliciously refreshing sip. If you’ve managed to maintain your 2020 goals moving into February, try it with soda water for a bright, lower-cal cocktail.

Villa Teresa Organic Rose Frizzante

Villa Teresa Organic Rose Frizzante/BC Liquor Stores

We’re betting on this one being the drink of the summer, so you and your loved one(s) can get a head start on the season by enjoying a glass of crisp, bubbly frizzante rosĂ©. This bottle by Villa Teresa brings notes of strawberries, raspberries, and candied cherry across the palate, resulting in a delicate finish. Pair with sushi or a spicy stir-fry for a night you’ll remember for years to come.

Baileys Strawberries & Cream

Baileys Strawberries & Cream/BC Liquor Stores

If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, you can treat yourself to a grown up strawberry milkshake this Valentine’s Day. After returning home from your dinner plans, whip up a dessert drink with the decadent, smooth flavours you expect from Baileys, only now infused with strawberries and vanilla. Or, make a DIY milkshake bar the star of your night and get playful as you each make a special concoction for the other person. Now isn’t that the cherry on top?

Fresita Sparkling Wine Infused with Strawberries

Fresita Sparkling Wine Infused with Strawberries/BC Liquor Stores

Have you ever tasted a bottle of sparkling wine made with real strawberries? If not, you’re not alone. Make this the Valentine’s Day to experience something new! Try it with some spicy seafood or a creamy strawberry dessert, and you’re sure to win some hearts.

Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin

Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin/BC Liquor Store

You might have heard the urban legend that gin can make you cry, but is there really a better night to get emotional (and perhaps confess your love) than on the most intimate night of the year? It’s hard to resist a bottle this unique, and the pink colour isn’t just for the looks; you’ll taste strawberry and raspberry in this gin, too. Not sure how to mix it up? Try a splash of tart lemonade for something light.

Gérard Bertrand Cote Des Rosé

Gérard Bertrand Cote Des Rosé/BC Liquor Stores

We can’t think of a more elegant drink than one that translates to “the coast of roses,” which is why we’ve picked out this gorgeous French bottle of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah blend. You can’t go wrong wooing your V-Day date with this beautiful bottle that has notes of strawberries, watermelon, and citrus. Pair it with lobster risotto (oo, you fancy) and bon appĂ©tit!


Feeling the love? Visit your local BC Liquor Store for food pairing and entertaining ideas for your Valentine’s or Galentine’s celebrations.

Please enjoy responsibly.