July 20, 2023 by Anna-Bet Stemmet
- 1. Pink Lady
- 2. Clover Club
- 3. Watermelon Tequila Cocktail
- 4. Azalea Cocktail
- 5. Woo Woo
- 6. French Martini
- 7. Lychee Martini
- 8. Paloma
- 9. Cosmopolitan
- 10. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
- 11. Pink Squirrel
- 12. Love Potion No. 9
- 13. Watermelon Martini
- 14. Bourbon Watermelon Cocktail
- 15. Watermelon Gin Cocktail
- 16. Watermelon Daiquiri
Can we just have a moment to drink in the prettiness that is pink cocktails? It’s just so joyful and happy! Whether you are hosting a #BarbieMovie viewing party, throwing a bachelorette party, having your friends around for brunch, or just clinking a drink to the beauty of this wonderful life, a pink cocktail will set the scene for twinkly vibes. Here are a few of our favourites.
1. Pink Lady
Obviously, we have to start our list of pink drinks with the OG Pink Lady. Featuring Bulldog Gin and apple brandy as its base, this frothy sipper makes a lovely addition to any rose-tinged table setting, which obviously makes it completely ideal for a romantic occasion as well.
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2. Clover Club
So, if you thought that pink cocktail recipes were only for the girls, we’re here to tell you that the boys have been enjoying them for a long time, honey. The Clover Club cocktail was actually developed in the 1920s for a gentlemen’s club of the same name! Try this sweet, frothy gin-laced drink when you feel in the mood for something fabulous.
3. Watermelon Tequila Cocktail
For an easy pink cocktail that screams ‘summer’, go with a Watermelon Tequila Cocktail. All you need is juice from a ripe watermelon, a fantastic tequila, a little simple syrup, and a good squeeze of lime juice for a refreshing drink to enjoy with friends at your next BBQ or Barbie-theme party!
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4. Azalea Cocktail
If you like your pink mixed drinks to have a flowery vibe, we cannot recommend the Azalea Cocktail highly enough. It’s a blushing pink gin drink infused with tropical pineapple and balanced with lemon juice and grenadine. Named after the 13th hole at the US Masters and Georgia’s state flower, the Azalea cocktail is enjoyed by patrons every year at the tournament.
5. Woo Woo
For a drink that’s as fun to sip as its name is fun to say, go with the Woo Woo. Made with vodka, cranberry juice, and peach schnapps, it is a playful fruity cocktail that’s easy to make and the perfect serve for a crowd.
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6. French Martini
Fancy pink cocktails do not come any more très jolie than the French Martini. It was given its name as a nod to one of its original ingredients, a black raspberry liqueur from the French Loire Valley, which gives the French Martini its distinctive pink colour. Add pineapple juice and vodka, and the French Martini is definitely for those with a sweet tooth.
7. Lychee Martini
If you like your pink alcoholic drinks to have a tropical twist, we’d go with the Lychee Martini. Also affectionately referred to as a Lycheetini, this fruity vodka-based cocktail is refreshing and delicious with a teasing tartness that walks the fine line between sweet and sour.
If you’re looking for a low-calorie drink with a nice bit of kick, this grapefruit-infused cocktail is going to tick all your must-have boxes. The peppy Paloma has near-universal crowd appeal, and we love serving it with spicy Mexican eats like ceviche and chile rellenos.
Bringing together citrus-infused SKYY Vodka, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and cranberry juice, with an orange peel garnish for a touch of elegance, the harmonious Cosmo is a revitalising drink that beautifully balances citrusy sweetness with the invigorating sharpness of lime.
10. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
The super popular Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri boasts a very pleasant, fruity flavour profile, which makes it very approachable from the get-go. As such, it makes a great addition to just about any summer occasion, from garden cocktail parties to pool parties and BBQs.
The best kind of rum to use in a frozen Strawberry Daiquiri is crystal clear and has a fruity natural aroma with overtones of molasses. Rum with this type of complexity adds a unique character that makes for the best fruity cocktails. We love using Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum.
11. Pink Squirrel
The decidedly cute Pink Squirrel cocktail is a creamy pink cocktail with tempting flavours of almond and chocolate. Add 20ml crème de noyaux liqueur, 20ml crème de cacao liqueur, and 45ml heavy cream to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with freshly grated nutmeg, and serve.
12. Love Potion No. 9
The delightful Love Potion #9 cocktail has a bold bourbon base layered with captivating, orange-infused Grand Marnier and the bright, zesty taste of cranberry juice. Finished off with effervescent Prosecco, it is fun, flirty, and absolutely delicious. Find the recipe on The Mixer.
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13. Watermelon Martini
The humble watermelon is perhaps one of nature’s most versatile fruits, and we love using it to brighten up a summertime Martini. Create a refreshing Watermelon Martini at home by combining SKYY Vodka, fresh lime juice, and ripe watermelon. A great tip for leftover fruit is to freeze it in cubes to use in smoothies or more Martinis later.
14. Bourbon Watermelon Cocktail
Made with an unusual mix of ingredients, including Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, fresh watermelon, elderflower liqueur, fresh basil leaves, lemon, and black pepper to garnish, the Bourbon Watermelon Cocktail is an interesting and refreshing drink for warm-weather days when everything feels languid and slow.
15. Watermelon Gin Cocktail
Watermelon and gin are a genius match, especially when you add zesty lime to balance the flavours. And, after just one sip, we think you’ll agree that the Watermelon Gin Cocktail is one of the best fruity cocktails to drink this summer.
16. Watermelon Daiquiri
This Watermelon Daiquiri makes a great addition to beach parties and garden gatherings. What’s more, it’s super easy to turn it into a fantastic mocktail the whole family can enjoy. In fact, you could even make some popsicles using this recipe…