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Valentine’s Day is typically thought of as a holiday for lovers. But let’s shake things up and celebrate loved ones – friends, sisters, children – with cocktails! The Girl’s Best Friend Cocktail is a perfectly pink and pretty cocktail for sipping with your best gals.
Girl’s Best Friend Cocktail – from Cocktails Recipe Contributor Kim
Recently, this thing known as Galentine’s Day has popped up. I honestly have no idea where it came from (Parks and Recreation, maybe? I don’t watch it, so really I can’t say). And while I don’t get the origin, I am obsessed with the idea. You don’t have to have a boyfriend, husband, fiance to have love on Valentine’s Day. The idea of celebrating those important in your life, be it your best friend, mom, child or sister, is brilliance at its core.
I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by thinking about all of those girlfriends and what we would do should we be afforded the luxury of free time to spend together. We’d sit around, either at home or some fun bar with a jukebox at our disposal, sipping drinks and eating appetizers that are both gooey and cheesy. We’d load up on tunes of the lame persuasion – Hanson, Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls – while catching up, reminiscing about what we did in high school and stuffing our faces with tasty bites and delicious cocktails.
This cocktail – aptly titled the Girl’s Best Friend – is exactly what I want to have in my hand while this event takes place. It’s what you should serve at your girlfriend’s dinner party. The recipe itself is blissfully simple, just some pomegranate soda and a little vanilla vodka. You don’t need to fuss with this one. The flavor is sweet, with a little bit of punch from the pomegranate. The bonus is how pretty it looks while you sip it. If you are really into the spirit, rim the glass with pretty hot pink sanding sugar. It’s such a girly, feminine drink, pink and perfect. Enjoy it with your girlfriends, with your mom, your sister or heck, by yourself if you really want. Just enjoy it! Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!
Girl's Best Friend Cocktail
- 16 ounces pomegranate juice
- 16 ounces sparkling water
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 ½ ounces vanilla vodka
- sanding sugar for glass rim
- In a pitcher, combine pomegranate juice, sparkling water, sugar and vanilla vodka. Stir until fully combined.
- Take a lemon or a bit of water and run it along the rim of your glass. Rub the rim into sanding sugar to coat.
- Divide the pomegranate mixture between the two glasses.
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