6 Delicious cocktails for Galentines

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If you fancy staying in this Valentines with some friends, then be sure to try out these recipes and have some fun!

 

Gin and Cranberry martini (makes four) 

For this cocktail you need:

  • 4 ounces of lemon juice
  • 4 ounces of Cointreau
  • 6 ounces of gin
  • 6 ounces of sweetened cranberry juice

(For reference 1.5 ounces is around one shot)

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together and store in a jug, or whatever you prefer, in the fridge
  2. Once the mixture is cold, take it out and shake it with ice for around 20 seconds
  3. Strain into four different glasses and you’re good to go!

Recipe from here.

 

Strawberry Bellini (makes six)

For this cocktail you need:

  • A blender
  • 3 cups of Prosecco/general sparkling wine (750ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of brandy
  • 6 cups of sliced strawberries (around 768 grams)
  • ¼ cup of powdered sugar (around 32 grams)
  • 6 large strawberries

 

Instructions:

  1. Put sugar, sliced strawberries and brandy into blender, blend and then chill
  2. Pour ¼ cup of the mixture into each glass, then fill up with ½ cup each
  3. Finally, top with a strawberry and enjoy!

Recipe from here.

 

Ruby red cocktail (makes two)

For this cocktail you need:

  • 150ml Cranberry juice
  • 50ml vodka
  • Ice
  • 4 raspberries
  • lime wedge
  • 1 tsp of grenadine
  • Some prosecco/sparkling wine you can use to top up the drink

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix juice, vodka, grenadine and ice together in a jug or shaker
  2. Squeeze the lime wedge in and mix
  3. Separate into two glasses and top up with prosecco
  4. Lastly add two raspberries to each glass

Recipe from here.

 

Cosmopolitan (makes three)

For this cocktail you need:

  • 6 tbsps of vodka
  • 6 tbsps of cranberry juice
  • 3 tbsps of lemon juice
  • 3 tbsps of Cointreau
  • 3 tsps of syrup
  • 3 lime wedges
  • ice

 

Instructions:

  1. mix all of the liquids together with ice and shake until it’s cold
  2. pour the mixture into the three glasses and squeeze the lime wedges over them

Recipe from here.

 

‘Pornstar’ Martinis (makes two)

For this cocktail you need:

  • 2 ripe passion fruits
  • 60ml of vanilla vodka
  • 30ml of passoa
  • 1 tbsp of lime juice
  • 1 tbsp of sugar syrup
  • Prosecco on the side
  • Ice

 

Instructions:

  1. Scoop out the contents of one passion fruit and mix it in with the vodka, passoa, lime and syrup
  2. Add some ice and shake together
  3. Strain into the glasses and add half of a passion fruit to each on top
  4. Finally pour some prosecco for the side addition

Recipe from here.

 

Strawberry vodka slush crush

For this cocktail you need:

  • 4-6 strawberries
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1 tbspn of sugar
  • Blender

 

Instructions:

  1. Add the ice, strawberries and sugar to the blender and blend
  2. Add in the vodka and pour into the glasses

Recipe from here.

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