Since 2010, Galentine’s Day has been the counterpart to Valentine’s Day. It’s a separate day for you and your lady friends to leave the men at home and enjoy a Girls Night Out — and frittatas, according to Leslie Knope. Lots of frittatas. Here’s some cocktails to go along with those!
What is Galentine’s Day, you ask? Well, it’s just the best day of the year, according to Leslie Knope from Parks & Recreation. The Feb. 13th holiday celebrates you and your best girlfriends, and why not have a few fun cocktails to go along with the fabulous holiday?!
Angry Love Potion
4 oz Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
1.5 oz Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
0.25 oz Honey
1 dash Vanilla Extract
Combine all ingredients in a shaker except Cider and shake and then strain into a rocks glass with ice. Top with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple and garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.
1.5 oz. CÎROC Red Berry
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 squeeze of Lime
Baileys Chocolatini by Cynthia Bailey
75 ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
25 ml vodka (your choice of the brand)
Chocolate syrup or sauce
2.3 units per serve
Pour the Baileys into a cocktail shaker and add the vodka on top of it. Next add the chocolate syrup to the cocktail shaker as well. Pop some ice cubes into the shaker and shake vigorously until the liquid is silky smooth. Strain into cocktail glass and finish with crumbled or flaked chocolate & enjoy.
BACARDÍ Raspberry Mojito
2 parts BACARDI® Raspberry
1 part lime juice
1 ½ parts soda
¾ parts simple syrup
6 mint leaves
Muddle mint leaves and lime in a tall glass. Cover with simple syrup and fill glass with ice. Add BACARDÍ Raspberry and club soda; stir well. Garnish glass with fresh raspberry and sprigs of mint.
2 parts Banks 7 Golden Age Rum
.75 parts Pineapple Juice
.75 parts Cranberry Syrup (equal parts fresh cranberry juice and simple syrup)
.5 parts Orange Juice
.5 parts Lime Juice
1 dash of Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a terra cotta cup filled with pebble ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and three cranberries.
2 Parts Casamigos Blanco Tequila
1/2 part Trimbach Liqueur de Framboise
1/2 Part Peach and Strawberry Shrub
3 Cubes Dragon Fruit
1/2 Cup Dried and Ground Hibiscus Flower
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
Muddle fruit in shaker with splash of shrub. Add one scoop of ice, tequila and framboise liqueur. Shake ingredients hard and fine strain into hibiscus sugar rimmed coupe glass. Garnish with sliced dragon fruit.
5oz Rosa Regale
Serve in a martini glass
1 ½ oz. Rosa Regale
1 Whole Strawberry
1 Pineapple Cube
1 ½ oz. Raspberry Vodka
½ oz. Simple Syrup
½ oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. Soda
Muddle strawberry and pineapple. Add ice, raspberry vodka, simple syrup and lime juice, and shake. Add Rosa Regale and soda. Swirl and strain into 14 oz glass over ice. Garnish with a Pineapple Leaf, skewered Pineapple and Strawberry.
Created by Ashtin Berry, Bartender at Ace Hotel Nola, New Orleans
¾ part elit Vodka
½ part cranberry syrup
¼ part lemon
2 dashes orange bitters
Shake with ice and strain into coupe or flute, top with bubbles and add an orange twist.
1.75oz Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
.75oz sugar syrup
2 whole strawberries, muddled
1 tsp absinthe
2 dashes orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupette glass. Garnish with a strawberry.
1 part La Pinta Pomegranate liqueur
1 part Encanto Pisco
3 parts Sprite
Serve on the rocks and garnish with lime
1 oz. Prairie Organic Vodka
Top with rosé champagne
Fresh raspberries for garnish
Pour Prairie Organic Vodka and top with champagne. Add raspberries for garnish.
Prickly Pear Margarita
1 1/2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Prickly Pear Puree
1/2 oz. Sugarcane syrup (simple)
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
Combine all ingredients into iced mixing glass and shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Strain into rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
2 oz Raspberry Vodka
½ oz simple syrup
½ oz lemon juice
3 oz chilled Rosa Regale
Add ingredients together, shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Top with 3 oz chilled Rosa Regale.
HollywoodLifers, enjoy your Galentine’s Day!