You don’t need chocolates, bears and jewelry to keep you company this Valentine’s Day. Get your babes together, have a night in making tasty Galentine’s Day cocktails. Or use these drinks for a pre before hitting all those anti-Valentine’s Day parties.
These 10 super-sweet Galentine’s Day cocktails will remind you that you don’t need a man to make you happy.
- Mint-infused simple syrup
- Chocolate cookies, finely crushed
- Cranberry juice
For all the ladies who can totally dig a mojito, this drink will give your Galentine’s Day party a minty-fruity vibe, though it’s made with vodka, not rum. If your gal pals aren’t big on mint, stick to regular simple syrup.
- Red Currant Puree
If you want to feel a little exotic when making your Galentine’s Day cocktails, this should definitely be your go-to. This drink will bring you back to that picture perfect summer you spent abroad in France, Ireland or Monaco. The best way to reminisce, after all, is with pictures and a drink. Sit back and sip one of these while looking through your thousands of pictures. If you’re not feeling quite as exotic, the red currant can be replaced with blueberry puree.
- Orange Juice
- An orange slice or Maraschino Cherry to top it off.
Ah, a classic. “[A tequila sunrise is] my number one mostly because when I went to Europe for my month-long trip, that’s what I ordered everywhere,” Gomez said. “They always squeezed fresh oranges, and it was so tropical and refreshing.” If your Galentine’s Day gets a little chaotic with your all-over-the-place friends, this is an easy drink to put together. Plus the ingredients are pretty basic, so you don’t have go in search of odd ingredients. You just get your cocktail mixer and shake. This should be your go-to if you like cocktails that taste like a nice morning glass of OJ with a hint of something a little stronger.
- Ginger Liquer
This is for all the badass girls who love whiskey and drinks that have kind of a bitter, adventurous taste. Whiskey is an acquired taste that one may acquire at one of those high school parties where you get drunk off whatever dad is storing in his office drawer. “It’s smooth most of the time, alone or with a simple chaser, and it’s the only drink that I always enjoy,” Gomez said. Create your own love story with your girlfriends this Galentine’s Day.
- Lemon juice
- Lemon simple
- Cranberry simple syrup
If you and your girls decided to go out this Galentine’s Day to get some eye candy, don’t ask for a typical gin and tonic. Switch it up and ask for a gin and cranberry, with a few more of your favorite things. Lemon adds a bit of a sour taste, and the cranberry will counter that sour to end with a sweet taste in your mouth. Sour or sweet; who says you have to choose one?
- Chocolate milk
- Sauza Silver Tequila
- Strawberry puree or daiquiri mix
- Chocolate-Covered Strawberry for the Garnish
Buying yourself a box of chocolate is pathetic. Making yourself a chocolatey cocktail is not. You may have heard that chocolate is an aphrodisiac, so if you’re making drinks with someone who may be a little more than a friend, this should be perfect for you. Top your cocktail off with a strawberry, and you’re in for a fun night.
- Spiced rum (or regular rum)
- Fresh squeezed lime juice
- Sugar syrup
Ah, yes, another classic. “My favorite cocktail is a strawberry daiquiri with Bacardi white rum and a floater because it tastes seemless and like juice,” Miami-Dade College junior Caroline Rodriguez said. Galentine’s Day may not be about getting totally wasted for you, so make sure you pace yourself with this easy-to-drink cocktail.
Ingredients for Purple Layer:
- Blue Curacao
Ingredients for Blue Layer:
- Triple Sec
- Blue Curacao
Are your gal-pals out of this world? Think they’d be up for the challenge of making this galaxy-inspired cocktail this Galentine’s Day? Though your drink may not come out the way it looks in the picture, we’re not professionals here, people. “My go-to liquor is blue curacao,” University of Central Florida junior Elizabeth Bello said. “If it’s included in a drink, I’ll take it.” Now is the time to test your cocktail concoctions skills
- Grand Marnier
- Raspberry liquor
- Peach juice
- Maraschino cherries and an orange spiral for garnish
You’ve convinced yourself that you don’t need a Romeo to swoon over. But you do need this drink and your best friends over for the ultimate Galentine’s Day celebration. “I love fruits and tequila together. They’re a combo made in heaven,” Nassau Community College junior Axelle-Gabrielle Marra said. Just make sure not to text your ex-Romeo after having two or three too many of these bad boys.
- Milk or cream
- Cocoa or Chocolate Sauce for the garnish
Your Galentine’s Day is over. Your girls went home, and so did you. You’re lying in bed when your friend sends you that 2 a.m. “u up?” text. He just spent the night with his boys, doing whatever boys do on Valentine’s Day when they don’t have their SOs to smother. You obviously invite him over for a screaming orgasm, or two