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3 Cute Themes for a Date Night at Home

published Dec 8, 2020
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Credit: Melanie Riccardi, Stocksy

As the weather cools down and we’re hunkering down, there’s a silver lining to this season: cozy date nights in. With a little planning, you can create an experience that’s as good or even better than a night out. Pour a fancy cocktail, put on some music, and enjoy!

Many great dates start with great drinks, so start out by getting your home bar in order with all the right ingredients for treating yourself. Make an original Margarita, Sidecar or Cosmopolitan with a bottle of Cointreau. A full-strength spirit that’s been around for 150 years, it’s the iconic orange liqueur at the heart of more than 350 of the world’s most celebrated cocktails. Using a blend of orange peels, it strikes the right balance between sweet and bitter. Use it to make a host of date night cocktails. And now that the drinks are covered, how about some ideas to set the mood?

Sophisticated Goth Spread

Start with a couple of Cointreau After Dark, goth-style. Just mix 2 ounces of Cointreau with three dashes of black bitters, and pour into red crystal goblets for a dramatic touch. Light a dark and dreamy candle, then serve up date-night dinner on gilded plates with molten gold napkin rings. The metallic table settings will double the glow and show you both in your best light.

Classic Modern Game Night

Pull out the ice bucket to pre-chill a pair of highball glasses, then pour out some Autumn Shandies. Wrap yourselves under a cozy throw big enough for two, and play some backgammon. It’s worth investing in a beautiful leather set you can keep out on the coffee table. Fill a cute candy dish with treats for the winner (and don’t forget to share)!

Colorful Holidays at Home

If you and your partner are celebrating the holidays together at home, make them special by pulling out the cut crystal and planning some holiday cocktails. Decorate with a festive gold garland, and deck the mantel or shelf with a few modern tabletop trees. Pillar candles help to set the scene—give them a little lift with fun terrazzo stands. Last but not least: Get some confetti crackers for poppin’ celebrations!

Ready for date night? Order Cointreau on Drizly for door-to-door delivery, then raise a glass to the two of you!