Love is in the air, which means it’s time to toast with the ones we love the most! While everyone knows Valentine’s Day is the holiday to celebrate that special someone in your life, we love celebrating Galentine’s Day just as much! Before we pull out the romance of February 14th, we love getting together with our girlfriends as a festive excuse to stock up on pink sweets, fancy cocktails, and an evening of uninterrupted girl talk.
For those of you planning a Galentine’s Day Fete of your own (or simply want a new recipe to try), we’ve rounded up seven feminine cocktail recipes that taste as pretty as they look! From fresh blooms to tasty sorbet, these recipes are destined to wow your friends! Check out our favorite recipes below and be sure to “pin” the ones you love! Xo
Via Jillian Harris
- 1/3 oz Rose Syrup
- 1 1/3 oz Vodka
- Pink Rose Petals
- 1 oz Rose Water
- 3 oz Tonic
- 1 Drop of Pink Food Coloring
- Shake over ice and pour
- Garnish with rose petals
ROSE WATER COINTREAU FIZZ
Via A Pair & A Spare
- 30 ml of Cointreau
- A teaspoon of rose water
- Soda water
- Two teaspoons of raspberry juice
- Lime Juice
- Flowers and pegs for garnish
For the raspberry juice, we simply squashed some raspberries and used the liquid.
- Fill your glass with ice.
- Add the Cointreau, rose water, raspberry juice and lime juice.
- Muddle/mix with a spoon.
- Top with soda water.
THE LOVE POTION COCKTAIL
Via Lark & Linen
For the blackberry syrup:
- 1/3 cup blackberries, plus 8 more for garnish
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup sugar
For the cocktail:
- 1 bottle of prosecco or champagne
For the garnish:
- 4 sprigs of thyme
- In a small saucepan, bring the blackberried, water and sugar to a boil. Turn to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain blackberries and let syrup cool.
- Add 2 tbsp. of syrup to the bottom of each glass. Top with champagne and add in a sprig of thyme and 2 blackberries!
ROSE ROYAL COCKTAIL
via Crate and Barrel
- 1.5 oz rosé
- .5 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- .5 oz sugar syrup
- 1 egg white
- 3 oz good champagne
- Pour the rosé, grapefruit juice, sugar syrup, and egg white into the shaker full of ice.
- Shake vigorously for a good 10-15 seconds until it’s fully iced.
- Pour into the Camille Coupe using the strainer. Top with 3 oz champagne.
- Decorate with lovely edible florals or a slice of fresh grapefruit, if flowers aren’t your thing. (You can purchase edible flowers at local farmer’s market or gourmet grocery store.)
RASPBERRY PINK CHAMPAGNE FLOATS
Recipe via The Cookie Rookie
- 2-3 scoops raspberry sorbet
- 1 cup pink champagne
- fresh raspberries for garnish
- Place scoops of sorbet in large wine glass.
- Pour champagne over the sorbet.
- Top with raspberries.
- Allow to melt while you sip or eat with a spoon, either way works!
Via Sugar & Charm
- 2 ounces of your favorite tequila
- 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 ounce hibiscus simple syrup (recipe below)
- margarita salt for the rim
- Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice for at least 2o seconds
- Strain into a salted rimmed glass, over a large ice cube
- Garnish with a lime slice
Add some crushed hibiscus flowers to the salt for the rim
Hibiscus simple syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
- Simmer in a sauce pan on medium until the sugar has dissolved and the flavors have combined
- Let it cool to room temperature
ROSE LEMON SPRITZER
- 2 tablespoons rose water (optional)*
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2-2 ounces vodka (omit to make a mocktail!)
- 1-2 tablespoon honey, or to taste (use agave if vegan)
- a few drops of blood orange or pomegranate juice, for color (optional)
- 3/4 cup sparkling water, or more to taste
- fresh roses, for garnish (optional)
- Order Ingredients
- Combine all the rose water, fresh lemon juice, vodka, honey and blood orange or pomegranate juice (if using) in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
- Shake until combined and then strain into a glass.
- Pour in the sparkling water.
- Garnish with fresh roses.
xo, The Flowers Sisters