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Galentine’s Day And Valentine’s Day Cocktail Ideas

Nicole Barylski

Glam Girl. (Courtesy Photo)

Gathering up a group of your girlfriends to celebrate Galentine's Day or spending an intimate Valentine's Day at home? Here's a few signature sip ideas.

Glam Girl: (Created by Cassandra Rosen, Tussock Jumper Wines)

 • 3 oz. Tussock Jumper Prosecco
 • 1/2 oz. Cointreau or Orange Liqueur
 • 3 oz. Cranberry Juice
 • Lime Wedge, squeezed
 • Rock Candy Swizzle, for garnish

Directions: Chill all ingredients. Pour the orange liqueur and cranberry juice into a chilled martini glass (sugar rim optional). Stir in the lime juice, and pour the Prosecco in last. Garnish with a rock candy swizzle, and serve.

The Belvedere Toddy:

 • 1 oz. Belvedere Vodka
 • 1.5 oz. Hot Water
 • 1 oz. French Fortified Wine
 • 0.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
 • 0.5 oz. Honey
 • 1 Cinnamon Stick, for garnish
 • Fresh Grated Nutmeg, for garnish
 • Orange Wedge, for garnish
 • Cloves, for garnish

Directions: Add hot water to heat glass mug, then honey to melt. Add remaining liquid ingredients. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange wedge and top with freshly grated nutmeg. (Optional Hot Toddy Pro-Tip: Pierce orange wedge with 3 cloves)

Sapporo Raspberry Lemonade:

(Serves 6)

 • 1 cup of fresh Raspberries or frozen
 • 3 1/2 bottles (12 oz) of Sapporo Premium Light beer, chilled
 • 1 container frozen Raspberry Lemonade Concentrate, thawed or Pink Lemonade
 • ˝ cup Broken Shed Vodka
 • Lime Slices, for garnish
 • Fresh Raspberries, for garnish

Directions: In a large pitcher stir together the raspberries, Sapporo, lemonade and vodka. Serve in ice filled glasses. Garnish with lime slices or fresh raspberries.

Fallen Orchard:

 • 2 oz. 1800 Silver tequila
 • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
 • 3 slices of Granny Smith Apple, for garnish
 • 8 fresh Cranberries, for garnish

Directions: In a mixing tin, add apple and cranberries. Muddle until pureed. Add remaining ingredients and ice, and shake hard for 10 seconds. Double strain into a rocks glass with ice, and garnish with apple slices and fresh cranberries.

Brenne Belle Reve:

 • 2 oz. Brenne
 • 3/4 oz. Cointreau
 • 1/2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
 • 1 dash Orange Bitters
 • Rosemary Sprig, for garnish

Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker, stir over ice. Strain into a rocks glass. Optional: Add one large ice cube and garnish with a single sprig of rosemary.

Ruffino Always Sparkling:

 • 1 1/2 parts Ruffino Sparkling Rosé
 • 1 part Cognac
 • 3/4 parts Lemon Juice
 • 3/4 parts Strawberry Puree (sweetened)
 • 1 dash Rose Water
 • Fresh Strawberries, for garnish

Directions: Shake all ingredients together except for the Ruffino Sparkling Rosé. Strain into a lowball glass with ice and top off with sparkling rosé. Garnish with a strawberry.

Cupid's Casa Noble Paloma:

 • 2 oz. Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
 • 1 oz. Lime Juice
 • 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
 • 0.5 oz. Agave Nectar
 • Sparkling Water
 • Grapefruit Wedge, for garnish

Directions: Place Casa Noble, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and agave nectar into shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into glass over ice (salt or lime-and-chili powder rim optional), top with sparkling water, and swirl. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Monkey 47 Gin Pink Lady:

 • 1 1/2 oz. Monkey 47 Gin
 • 1/2 oz. Apple Brandy
 • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
 • 1/2 oz. Grenadine
 • White of 1 Egg
 • Brandied Cherry, for garnish

Directions: Omitting the ice, add all ingredients into cocktail shaker, seal your shaker and shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Then add ice and shake again for another 5-7 seconds. Fine strain into a cocktail class and garnish with a brandied cherry.

Fruity Pebble Colada:

 • 1 1/2 oz. Beefeater Gin
 • 1 1/2 oz. Coconut Puree
 • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
 • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
 • 2 Dash Orange Flower Water
 • 1 Strawberry

Directions: Blend. Fine strain. Splash Club Soda.

Woodford Reserve DioNYCus: (Created by Leanne Kubiez, Cincinnati)

Serves 2

 • 3 parts Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
 • .5 parts Byrrh
 • .5 parts Antica Formula
 • .25 parts Punch Abruzzo
 • .25 parts Angostura bitters
 • .5 parts water
 • 4-5 dashes Fee Brother's Plum Bitters

Directions: All ingredients should be combined, decanted, and served at room temperature like a dessert wine or an amaro. Serve in a sherry/cordial glass with two pieces of dark chocolate.

Sweet Nothings:

 • 1.5 oz Don Papa
 • 1.0 oz Lillet Rosé
 • 0.5 oz Rosepetal-infused Aperol
 • 0.5 oz Blood Orange Cordial
 • Blood Orange Slice, for garnish
 • Fresh Rose Petals, for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a Bordeaux glass with ice and stir lightly until chilled. Finish with a splash of dry sparkling wine and garnish with a thin slice of blood orange and fresh rose petals.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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