Are you working on planning a night out with the girls? If so, you may want to consider throwing a few pink cocktails onto your event’s bar menu. As a woman that’s planned her share of events, I happen to know of a handful of drinks that would be ideal for such an occasion. Here’s a quick rundown on three of them:
Pink slippers are one of the first cocktails that you may want to try. They are traditionally made by pouring 3 ounces of pink lemonade concentrate, 1.5 ounces of coconut syrup, .5 ounces of grenadine and 1.5 ounces of light rum into a blender filled with ice. Blend it on high until the mixture turns the consistency of slush. Then pour it into a wine goblet and serve it with a pink flower garnish. Edible pink flowers that work well as garnishes are English daisies, hollyhocks and pansies.
You may also want to consider serving pink sunsets. In order to make them, you’ll need ½ ounce of fresh lemon juice, ½ ounce of Mandarine Napoleon Liqueur, 1.5 ounces of pink vodka and cranberry juice. It’s considered a layer drink, so some careful assembly is required.
To assemble the drink, chill all of your ingredients, including the cocktail glass, for at least an hour. You’ll also need to chill a metal teaspoon. Once that’s done, slowly pour the pink vodka over the back of the metal spoon and into the chilled glass. Then do the same with the liqueur and the juices. The end result should look like the strata of a sunset somewhere warm and tropical. Serve it without a garnish.
Speaking of tropical, layered drinks, pink coconuts would make an excellent addition to a girls’ night out too. Each one is made with 1.5 ounces of fresh pineapple juice as well as equal parts pink rum and Chambord. I tend to use ¾ ounces of each. Because it’s a layered drink, you’ll need to follow the same assembly steps as that of a pink sunset. The only difference is that Chambord goes into the glass first. Then top it off with the pink rum and the pineapple juice. Afterward, serve it sans garnish.
I should also mention that you may want to consider serving it inside a chilled pink coconut cup instead of a cocktail glass. You can typically purchase pink coconut cups from specialty retailers like Wally’s Party Factory for $2 each. Oftentimes, they come with a built-in, silk flower garnish.
Source: Personal Experience
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