Galentine’s Day Cocktails

Galentine’s Day Cocktails

Carrie Bradshaw said it best when she wrote, “They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.”

Personally, my gal friends are some of the most important people to me. It is without a doubt that each and every one them holds a very special place in my heart. They are my army of badass women. They are my tribe. So what better way to celebrate some of my favorite people than to dedicate an entire day to their awesomeness. Insert –Galentine’s Day!

One of the best things about Galentine’s Day is that it was created by Leslie Knope – a fictional character from Parks and Recreation. The idea was first introduced in a 2010 episode called “Galentine’s Day,” where Knope brings together a group of her closest friends for brunch. During the episode, Knope explains that she spends every February 13th with her best lady friends celebrating their awesomeness! From that day, Galentine’s Day was born and has been gaining popularity and becoming one of the best fictional holidays to celebrate! At least in my opinion!

So grab your tribe and start planning the perfect Galentine’s Day with the ideas below! It’s like Carrie said, “Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself!”

Sweet Treats & Drinks

Grab your best girlfriends and enjoy a night of Sweet Treats & Drinks! The Chocolate Cherry Martini is the perfect drink to indulge your sweet tooth! Enjoy the perfect Galentine’s Night with sweet treats and this signature cocktail!

Chocolate Cherry Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger chocolate vodka
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger cherry vodka
  • ½ fluid ounce grenadine syrup
  • 1 fluid ounce creme de cacao
  • 1 fluid ounce half-and-half 
  • 1 dash chocolate syrup
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 chocolate kiss candy

About the Cocktail: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour in the chocolate and cherry vodkas, grenadine, creme de cacao, half-and-half, and chocolate syrup. Cover and shake until the the shaker has frosted. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with maraschino cherry, chocolate kiss, and chocolate syrup. Cheers!

Galentine’s Day Brunch

Nothing says fun like waffles and Pink Mimosas! Kick start your day with a fun Galentine’s Day Brunch! You and your friends will love the Pink Mimosa!

Pink Mimosa

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups orange juice 
  • ½ cup pink sparkling wine
  • 2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers peach schnapps

About the Cocktail: Fill a small pitcher with ice. Pour orange juice, sparkling wine, and peach schnapps over ice; stir well. Garnish with strawberry. Enjoy!

Galentine’s Day Movie Night

Who’s better to watch Rom Com’s with than your favorite gal pals? A night filled with movies and cocktails makes for the perfect Galentine’s Day celebration. Pick from one of my favorite Rom Com’s list below with a Spiked Pink Lemonade in hand!

Favorite Rom Com’s: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Wedding Planner, Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, Sweet Home Alabama, Love and Basketball, Sixteen Candles

Spiked Pink Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger citron vodka
  • 2 fluid ounces pink lemonade
  • ¼ fluid ounce lime juice 
  • ½ fluid ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 lime, sliced

About the Cocktail: Rub rim of cocktail glass with a slice fresh lime and drop lime into glass. In a cocktail shaker full of ice combine vodka, lemonade, a splash of lime juice and a splash of cranberry juice. Shake and pour into cocktail glass. Garnish with lime and raspberry. Enjoy!

Sip & Paint

Channel your inner Picasso with your best girlfriends for a night of painting and cocktails! Turn your home into a art studio and enjoy the Pink Strawberry Mojito while creating Galentine’s Day art!

Pink Strawberry Mojito

Ingredients

  • white sugar, for rimming 
  • 2 large limes, quartered
  • ½ bunch mint leaves
  • 7 strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 2 cups club soda
  • 8 cups ice cubes

About the Cocktail: Pour 1/4 to 1/2 inch of sugar onto a small plate. Run one of the lime quarters around the rim of each cocktail glass, then dip the glasses into the sugar to rim; set aside. Squeeze all of the lime quarters into a glass pitcher. After squeezing the limes, toss them into the pitcher along with the mint, strawberries, and cup of sugar. Crush the fruits together with a muddler to release the juices from the strawberries and the oil from the mint leaves. Stir in the rum and club soda until the sugar has completely dissolved. Pour over ice and enjoy!

Spa & Sip

Watermelon Margaritas

Ingredients

  • ½ cup white sugar 
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 strips orange zest
  • 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • ¾ cup white tequila
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 pinch salt or sugar for rimming glasses
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups crushed ice, or as needed

About the Cocktail: Bring 1/2 cup sugar, water, and orange zest in a small saucepan to boil while constantly stirring. Let simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the simple syrup from the heat and allow to cool completely. Place cubed watermelon in a blender or food processor. Pulse until pureed. Stir watermelon puree into a large pitcher and mix with simple syrup, tequila, and lime juice. Place a small amount of salt or sugar onto a plate. Rub edge of margarita glasses with a lime wedge and dip the rim of the glass into the saucer to rim the glass. Fill rimmed glasses with crushed ice; pour margarita mixture into glasses and garnish with lime and orange wedges. Cheers!

Check Out Some Of My Favorite Bloggers Below!

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14 responses to “Galentine’s Day Cocktails”

  1. These all look absolutely amazing! I will definitely be trying all of these once this baby comes out 🙂 I love too that you did Galentines Day and all the Sex and the City references 🙂

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  2. These are amazing and perfect for the gals! I also didn’t know that Galentines started with Parks and Rec! Love that show!

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