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Date Night Ideas – Cheese Board and Cocktails for Two

You’re engaged, yay! Now that you have a ring on your finger the planning begins, which means that your busy schedule is packed with things to do. Still, taking time as a couple should be a priority. For your night in pick one of our date night ideas and consider making a cheese board complete with two fun drinks to go along with it. Feel free to skip the sake (Japanese alcohol) if you don’t drink or are under 21.

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Jennifer has enjoyed her partnership with SakeOne in creating fun cocktail recipes utilizing their sake options. 

Date Night Ideas

a cheese board and cocktails for two 

Date Night Ideas Cheese Board Cocktails Recipe Cocktail Drinks | Hill City Bride Virginia Weddings Chocolate Martini Raspberry Lemonade Refresher Spiked Drizzle

Cheeseboard

A perfect cheeseboard – or charcuterie if you’d like to add meat – isn’t difficult to create. The goal is to have the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Pick a few favorite cheeses with varying degrees of texture, and add nuts, crackers, and a sweet drizzle.

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Sake Spiked Drizzle

Ingredients

  • 2 oz honey
  • 2 oz raspberry jam
  • 2 oz G Fifty sake

Method

Combine the ingredients and place in a tiny pitcher or drizzle straight onto your cheese plate. Yum!

When it comes to beverages, think of them as desserts. These two original handcrafted cocktails are sweet and fun to drink. I love date night ideas like this!

Date Night Ideas Cheese Board Cocktails Recipe Cocktail Drinks | Hill City Bride Virginia Weddings Chocolate Martini Raspberry Lemonade Refresher Spiked Drizzle

Raspberry Lemonade Refresher

Ingredients (makes one refresher)

  • ¼ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/8 cup frozen lemonade mix
  • 1 ounce G Fifty sake
  • 3 ice cubes

Method

Use a blender and combine all ingredients. Pour into a glass and garnish with a berry and lemon rind. Drink and enjoy!

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Sak-olate Martini

Ingredients (makes one martini)

  • 1 package hot chocolate mix (reserve 2 tablespoons aside)
  • 1 ounce milk or half and half
  • 2 ounces G Fifty sake

Method

Stir milk and hot chocolate mix together. Gently add sake. Prepare your serving glass by gently wetting the rim and rolling it in the cocoa mix. Pour the sake mixture into a glass, serve, and enjoy.

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photography by C Howell Photography

Craving more drink recipes? We have some more here. Take a peek!

 

  • Ritu Sharma - What a perfect, yummy and easy dishes for the date night!!

  • Dalene Ekirapa - YES! Perfect for a date night! I would really enjoy everything! That cheeseboard, the refreshener and the martini…all look too good!

  • fashionandstylepolice - I am loving these date night ideas. They are really fab. We should try it over here.

  • Whitney Kutch - This looks like a lot of fun! I love teh little cheese board and the drink sounds amazing.

  • Taty Barone - This sound delicious! Thanks for these recipes ❤❤❤

  • Helen Neale - OMG Can I just say, I can’t help but drool over the picture! Who would not love to taste this! I’ll be printing out your recipes so I can try making this out over the weekends.

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra - Fantastic idea for a date night. I should try mixing those drinks too. It sounds delicious and refreshing!

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN - These are lovely recipe suggestions for date night. I’m loving the raspberry and lemonade refresher and also the martini.

  • Clarice - I am not about to get married but I love this date night idea. I am sure my husband would love this too. Can’t wait for Saturday.

    Thank you for the inspiration.

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