Even though romantic love seems to get all the shine in February, we can’t forget to take some time out to love on the women who lift us up and fix our crowns as well. Galentine’s Day (February 13) is all about celebrating your girl squad and reminding them just how much their love, support, and friendship means to you. Because whether you have a bae or not, we all know good girlfriends can be hard to find.
Galentine’s is the perfect excuse to call the crew over, whip up a delicious at-home brunch and kiki the day away with a few tasty drinks perfect for the occasion. From champagne covered cotton candy to chocolate filled martinis, these cocktails will have you and your girls ready to toast to life, love, and of course, friendship.
Happy Galentine’s Day!
Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail
Champagne or sparkling wine
St. Germain liqueur
Place a bit of cotton candy inside your glass. Add a splash of St. Germain, and then fill to the top with Champagne. via Lauren Conrad
Photo Credit: Lauren Conrad
Cupid's Pink Arrow
1.5 ounces Grey Goose Vodka (or vodka of choice)
.75 ounces Blood Orange Liqueur
1.5 ounces Orange Juice
Splash Lemon Juice
½ packet Splenda, or more to taste (can substitute 1 tsp granulated sugar)
½ can Sprite (6 oz.)
Muddle raspberries in a shaker*.
Add vodka, liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice and Splenda. Shake until well incorporated.
Fill a cocktail glass with ice cubes. Pour shaken liquor mixture over ice. Add sprite and stir to mix. Garnish with slices of lemons and raspberries. Serve. via No Spoon Necessary
Photo Credit: No Spoon Necessary
Chocolate Cherry Martini
1-1/2 to 2 cups ice cubes
1-1/2 ounces chocolate-flavored vodka
1/2 ounce cherry brandy
4 ounces half-and-half cream
1/2 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1 maraschino cherry
Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add the vodka, brandy, cream, and cherry juice.
Cover and shake for 10-15 seconds or until condensation forms on outside of shaker. Place syrup in the bottom of a chilled cocktail glass; strain vodka mixture on top. Serve with cherry. via Taste of Home