9 Cocktail Recipes To Celebrate Galentine’s Day With Your Girls
Remember the Valentine’s episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. where Phoebe, Monica, and Rachel were getting rid of everything their exes had given them. They made a little bonfire right in the living room that did not work out too well for them… but I guess that was the episode that inspired Galentine’s Day. Or maybe the scene from the movie, Valentine’s Day, where the entire group of Jessica Biel’s friends smash a gigantic heart, inspired you!
Well, one thing’s for sure; you definitely do not have to hate on the day. Instead, celebrate it with your besties who have been with you through thick and thin, and care about you more than any guy you’ve ever met or dated. After all, love has so many definitions.
If, like me, you are going to be celebrating the love you have for your besties, then I have an amazing ‘girls-night-in’ idea: Plan an overnight stay with your girls, with LOTS of booze involved—we are sure you will love it. Here are 9 yummy cocktail recipes that will add the cherry on top of your Galentine’s Day party.
Indulge in these fresh, boozy, and sweet cocktails, and have a ball with the ladies!
1. BLOOD ORANGE 75
Celebrate Galentine’s Day with something light and bubbly. With a kick of gin, this cocktail is perfect for you and the girls.
3 tablespoons gin
1 small blood orange (about the size of a lemon), juiced
½ small lemon, juiced
Agave nectar or sweet and syrup (optional), to taste
6 tablespoons Champagne or sparkling wine
Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice and pour in the gin, blood orange and lemon juice. Shake well. Strain the gin mixture into the glass (fill half a champagne flute or any glass that you are using with ice) and top with Champagne. Garnish with a blood orange twist and your drink is ready!
2. PINK MOJITO
There is no harm in adding some pink yo your day. Upgrade your usual mojito with some cherry brandy and add some colour in your party.
8-10 mint leaves
½ lime—cut into wedges
2 teaspoons sugar syrup
30ml white rum
1 tablespoon cherry brandy
Tonic or Soda water
Use a muddler to mix the mint leaves, lime, raspberries, and sugar syrup in a highball glass. Add crushed ice to the glass and pour the rum and cherry brandy. Stir well. Top up with tonic water and decorate with a few mint leaves.
You can always have martinis. So, this time, why not add some spice to your night by going for a delicious Cinnamon-tini instead?
8 tablespoons vodka
2 tablespoons chilled cinnamon schnapps
Combine both the ingredients in a martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve.
Add some fruity flavour to your wine and get the party started with some much-needed Sangria.
750 ml red wine
1 lemon—cut into wedges
1 orange—cut into wedges
1 apple—cut into wedges
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons brandy
2 cups ginger ale or club soda
Pour wine into a pitcher and squeeze the juice from lemon and orange wedges. Toss in the fruit wedges. Add sugar and brandy. Chill overnight and add ginger ale/ club soda before serving.
5. GREYHOUND COCKTAIL
Try something new with your besties and indulge yourself in a yummy cocktail made from vodka and sweet juice.
4 tablespoons vodka/ gin
8 tablespoons grapefruit juice
Fill a collins glass with ice and then pour all the ingredients into the glass. You can use a cocktail shaker to mix the ingredients, too. Stir well and garnish with a lemon wedge.
6. CAPE CODDER
When you have some vodka, your entire life is a party. Enjoy this sweet and tangy drink at your girls’ night in.
4 tablespoons vodka
8 tablespoons cranberry juice
Half a lime and 1 lemon wedge for garnish
Fill a glass with ice and pour in the vodka and cranberry juice. Squeeze the lime juice into the drink and stir gently. Garnish the edge of the glass with the lime wedge and serve.
7. DARK AND STORMY
Rum, check; beer, check. What else do you even need for a party?
4 tablespoons dark rum
6 tablespoons ginger beer
1 tablespoon lime juice (optional)
1-2 lemon wedges for garnish
Fill the glass with ice cubes and pour all the ingredients into it. Stir the mix and garnish with the lemon wedges.
We are all for tequila and this drink will add oodles of fun at your party.
1 grapefruit wedge
¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ cup mescal or tequila¼ cup club soda
Pour some kosher salt on a plate. Rub half of rim of a highball glass with grapefruit wedge. Dip rim of glass in salt. Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sugar in glass and stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in mescal, add ice, and top off with club soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.
9. BLACK RUSSIAN
You are a strong independent woman, and your drink should be exactly like that. With some coffee and vodka, you are all set to rock the party.
3 tablespoons vodka
1 ½ tablespoons coffee liqueur
Pour all the ingredients into an old-fashioned or whiskey glass filled with crushed ice. Stir it well and serve.
A very happy Galentine’s Day to all you lovely ladies. Cheers!
(All the ingredients make one glass, increase the number of ingredients according to your need.)