Galentine’s Day Cocktails

The creation of Galentine's Day came from none other than smart girl Amy Poehler star of NBC's Emmy-winning sitcom Parks and Recreation. The lead, Leslie Knope, (played by Poehler) made like the Spice Girls and created the holiday in celebration of Girl Power. Spice up your life, indeed.

 

In reality, Galentine's Day is a wonderful excuse to get silly with your girlfriends. Whether you're observing this femme-friendly fête in the name of independence (read: all my single ladies) or in the the celebration of female friendship, Galentine's Day is a great excuse to grab the girls, drink some cocktails, and enjoy each other's company.

To kick of this year's Galentine's Day, I worked with Menage A Trois Vodka (c/o) to create a couple of libations for the ladies. I invited a few of my friends to come over before painting the town, and a (former) blonde, a brunette, and a redhead had quite the girl's night. 

Galentine’s Cocktail Recipes

As far as beverages go, my friends and I generally stick to mixed drinks- vodka sodas or tequila and soda is a popular choice. But if we're celebrating? Then we might up the ante!

Firstly, we went with a classic cosmopolitan as an ode to the original Manhattanite Singles of Sex and the City. There are many ways to make a Cosmo, but it typically consists of regular vodka, triple sec/citrus liquor, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Using the Menage A Trois citrus vodka, we got to omit an ingredient, making this an easier version of the classic cocktail.

 

Secondly, I came up with a dryer cocktail because I'm not a fan of sweet drinks. I combined the regular Menage A Trois vodka with my favorite gin and an elderflower-infused tonic. Topping it off with a prosecco gave it a little boost of bubbly!

 

Check out the cocktail recipes below and let me know what you'll be drinking for Galentine's Day. Mark your calendar- it's on February 13th!

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Cosmo

menageatroiscocktailscosmoWhat You'll Need:

  • 2 parts Menage A Trois citrus vodka
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • Juice squeezed from 1/4 lime
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Ice

Preparation:

Combine ice, Menage A Trois citrus vodka, cranberry juice, and the juice squeezed from 1/4 lime into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until combined and your hand starts to feel cold (about 30 seconds.) Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Bouquet of Flowers

menageatroiscocktailsWhat You'll Need:

  • 1 part Menage A Trois vodka
  • 1 part gin (I recommend Hendricks)
  • 1 part elderflower-infused tonic (I used FeverTree) 
  • 1 part Prosecco
  • Juice squeezed from 1/4 lime
  • Lemon twist for garnish
  • Ice

Preparation:

Combine ice, Menage A Trois vodka, gin, and the juice squeezed from 1/4 lime into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until combined and your hand starts to feel cold (about 30 seconds.) Strain into a champagne flute, top with tonic and Prosecco. Stir to combine and garnish with a lemon twist.

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