Food & Dine

Girly Cocktail Drinks & Recipes

Written by Sindhu Eravelli
Take a look at this list of wonderful girly cocktails to serve on your next girls’ night. “Girly” in this case does not necessarily mean overly sweet, overly pink, or overly lame. It means “kick-ass-drinks-that-WOMEN-like-to sip-while-being-strong-intelligent-people.” They also taste delicious. Whether you’re having a girl’s night at home or a bar, these tasty drinks will help you to relax and have a great time!!!!

 

1. Blueberry Mojito

I think mint is the best summer herb.A simple and refreshing recipe for a blueberry mojito cocktail with fresh blueberries, mint and lime. Feel free to use fresh or frozen and thawed blueberries for this, both work like a charm.

Blueberry-Mojito-Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 8 blueberries (fresh or frozen and thawed), plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) white rum
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda
  • lime slice for garnish

Directions

  1. Add blueberries, lime juice, sugar and eight mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Use the end of a wooden spoon or cocktail muddler to bash (or muddle) the mint into the lime juice and sugar. This releases oils from the mint, breaks up the blueberries and helps the sugar dissolve into the lime juice.
  2. Add rum, stir well then pour into a glass filled with ice, leaving about an inch of room then top with club soda. Garnish with extra blueberries, mint leaves and a lime slice.

 

2. Marshmallow Cake-tini

Chopping up an ingredient and soaking it in some alcohol (usually vodka, because it so seamlessly takes on other flavors) is an excellent way to give a cocktail an impressive, personal twist using far less effort and time — perfect for entertaining. And what’s great about infusing your own spirits is that it can be done with so many different flavors: Strawberries, raspberries, lemon, chilies, cinnamon, marshmallows.

41O620cTSWL._SX385_

 

Ingredients

  • 2 ounce marshmallow-infused cake vodka
  • 2 ounce cherry soda
  • 1maraschino cherry

Directions

1) Place your marshmallows in a large, clean jar. For a faster infusion, cut up the marshmallows, if you bought the big ones..or save yourself the trouble and buy a bag of mini marshmallows.

2) Place in a jar, pour in one bottle of the vodka of your choice (for this Cake-tini, naturally, we used cake flavored vodka. But really, there’s no sense using anything very distinctive or pricey, even a plain vodka will make a nice marshmallow infused vodka), cover tightly, and let sit 24 hours. (Note: rinse out the vodka bottle and set it aside for use later in straining and storing.)

3) Strain the vodka through a double layer of cheesecloth set in a straining device (a colander, a funnel, a kitchen strainer – whatever you need to get it back into the bottle). Make the cheesecloth slightly wet in advance so that none of your precious vodka gets soaked up into it.Strain your vodka by rinsing out the cheesecloth between each round.

4)There. That’s it. You’re done!

For the cocktail, there’s nothing more to be done but chill the vodka and pour into glass with a little cherry soda, garnishing (of course!) with a maraschino cherry for a delightful Marshmallow Cake-tini.


 

3. Sangria

Sangria is a typical beverage from Portugal and Spain. The main ingredients are wine (red or white), chopped fruits and brandy. This traditional drink is refreshing and easy to make so you definitely need to try it for your next party.

Red sangria

Aida-Mollenkamp-Ruby-Red-Cherry-Citrus-Sangria-Recipe-1020

Ingredients:

  •  Red wine (sweet and fruity)
  •  Soda (Sprite or Schweppes)
  •  Brandy
  •  Fresh Fruits: lemon slices, lime slices, orange slices.
  •  Frozen Fruits:  peaches, strawberries, blueberries and mango.
  •  Optional ingredients: lime juice, orange juice, and sugar.

Directions

Wash and cut your favorite summer fruits. Lay it flat on the pan and put it in the freezer. Frozen fruits will not stick together and they are great replacement for ice cubes. Mix all the ingredients and let it rest for a few minutes. At the end, you can add sugar if you want it to be sweeter.

White sangria

For those girls who prefer white wine, we prepared white Sangria recipe.

White-Sangria

Ingredients:

  • White Riesling wine (crisp, fruity wine with citrus overtones)
  •  Black Raspberry Liqueur
  •  Orange juice or Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)
  •  Sparkling Wine
  •  Fruits

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir, taste and serve! For extra cool look, make Sangria in a watermelon.  Find a round watermelon that stands upright on its own. Cut off the top quarter of the watermelon and scoop out the flesh. Add all Sangria ingredients and mix it with the watermelon flesh. Enjoy


 

3. Sex on the beach

It’s easy, smooth, and tastes amazing! It’s one of the most popular girly drinks and very easy to make. We love it because it’s fruity, pretty and not too strong. This cocktail is great summer and winter drink.

red_cocktail_glasses-900x444

Ingredients

  • 10 ounce Vodka
  • ½ ounce Peach Schnapps
  • 10 ounce Cranberry Juice
  • 10 ounce Orange Juice

Directions

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.Shake and strain the drink into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.Garnish with orange wheel.


 

4. Fruit Tingle

Instantly recognisable for its distinct purple color. This one is filled with sugar and very sweet.

3321757305_5a17830ca0

 

Ingredients:

  • 30mL Vodka
  • 30mL Blue Curacao
  • 90mL Lemonade
  • Dash of raspberry cordial

Directions:

  1. Fill a hurricane or hi-ball with ice
  2. Add the vodka, blue curacao & lemonade then give it a light stir
  3. Pour a small dash of raspberry cordial on top
  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or maraschino cherry

 

5. Strawberry Lemonade Vodka

strawberry-lemonade1

Ingredients:

  • Lemon
  •  Strawberries
  •  Vodka
  •  simple syrup
  • Soda

Directions:

Chop little pieces of a lemon and strawberries and add them to a cocktail glass. Add simple syrup and mash everything up with muddler. Add some ice and vodka. Give it a good shake! Add the mixture to a glass and top it off with the soda. Mix it with a spoon


 

6. Malibu Cocktail

One of the super easy cocktail

Malibu-Black-Halloween-Cocktail-Recipes_1

Ingredients:

  •  Malibu
  • Cranberry juice
  •  Pineapple juice

Directions:

Add few ice cubes into the glass. Add Malibu, cranberry juice and pineapple juice. Mix it together and enjoy your refreshing drink!


 

7. Strawberry Kiwi Frozen Mojitos

If you are going to need a little help winding down after a long  day at work, this is how you do it.  With a ton of fruit, a generous “splash” of rum, a little sweet simple syrup, and the fresh boost of mint, all blended up with ice cubes for a few glasses of frozen comfort on this hot August day.

Strawberry-Kiwi-Mojito-Frozen-2-1024x678

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups chopped strawberries, frozen
  • 1 ½ cups chopped kiwi, frozen
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup, divided
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, divided
  • 3 ounces rum, divided
  • 3 ½ cups crushed ice, divided
  • Strawberry and kiwi slices, to garnish
  • Mint leaves, to garnish

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine the 1½ cups frozen strawberries, 1½ tablespoons simple syrup, 4 mint leaves, one shot of rum, and 1¾ cups of crushed ice (if you have whole cubes, crush them in the blender first). Blend until well combined and slushy-like.
  2. Pour the strawberry mojito into 3 (8 oz) glasses, filling half-way.
  3. Rinse out the blender jug and combine the remaining 1½ cups chopped kiwi, 1½ tablespoons simple syrup, 4 mint leaves, shot of rum, and 1¾ cups crushed ice. Blend to desired consistency.
  4. Pour the kiwi mojito over the strawberry mojito.
  5. Garnish with kiwi, strawberry, and mint.
  6. Serve immediately.

 

8. Pineapple Coolers

Fresh pineapple makes this drink a summer winner.

698b52c715fda8d7ab0c7cf7747efd40

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups pineapple chunks, chilled
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup rum

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Garnish with a pineapple round, lime wedge, and sprig of mint!
  3. For a sweeter drink, add in simple syrup!

Source:Inspired Taste, diply,stayglam

Image source: Google

 

 

About the author

Sindhu Eravelli

Leave a Comment