Get ready to spice up your Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day celebrations with some tantalizing cocktails and thoughtful gifts. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening or a fun gathering with friends, we’ve got you covered with affordable options and delicious pink cocktails.
For gifting, consider Bayou White Rum at just $22.00, offering a fresh and vibrant taste perfect for versatile cocktails. Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, priced at $29.99, brings the color pink and a sweet flavor profile to your loved one’s glass. Clonakilty Minke Gin, also $29.99, offers a crisp and fruity option with a hint of coastal inspiration. For a unique twist, consider Disaronno Velvet Liqueur at $29.99, blending the iconic Disaronno Originale with velvety notes for a smooth and indulgent taste experience.
Now, onto the Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day pink cocktails, you can create:
2 ounces of Bayou White Rum
1 ounce cranberry juice
1/2 ounce quality orange liqueur
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients. Top with cubed ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add a lime wheel or lime wedge for a tart addition or an orange for a slightly sweeter take.
1.5 ounces R&G Gin Full Strength
.75 ounces fresh lemon
.75 ounces sugar Gomme syrup
.25 ounces crème de cassis
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice add the gin, lemon juice, and sugar syrup, and shake until ice cold. Strain into a rocks or tumbler glass filled with crushed ice and pour over the shaken mixture. Drizzle the crème de cassis over the top. Garnish with an orange twist and a blackberry.
Minke Raspberry Martini
1.5 ounces Minke Gin
5 ounces Dry Vermouth
5 ounces Raspberry Syrup
Garnish: Fresh or frozen raspberries
Stir the gin, dry vermouth, raspberry syrup, and ice together in a shaker or mixing glass. Double strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with raspberries.
Isle Always Love You
1/2 cup fresh Raspberries
2 oz Isle of Skye 8 Years Old
Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
Freshly squeezed Orange Juice
Soda for fizz (optional)
To start, make the raspberry simple syrup. Heat the raspberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Continue to heat for 5 to 10 minutes until the sugar has fully dissolved and the raspberries have broken down. Maintain a very gentle simmer, but don’t let the mixture boil. Remove the syrup from the stove and strain out the leftover raspberry chunks. Let the syrup cool down for 5 to 10 minutes before mixing it into your cocktail. In a cocktail shaker, add the raspberry syrup, Isle of Skye 8 Years Old, orange juice, lemon juice, and a handful of ice. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass.
Disaronno Pink Velvet
1.5 oz Disaronno Velvet
.5 oz Disaronno Originale
1oz Red Bitter
Pinch of sea salt
Mix all the ingredients and pour the liquid into a glass with ice. Stir all ingredients together. Finish with a pinch of sea salt.
With these enticing pink cocktails and thoughtful gift ideas, you’re sure to impress your loved ones and create memorable moments this Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day. Cheers to love and friendship!