Pretty in Pink - Cocktail Edition

by Laura Martinez

Is there not something absolutely irresistible about a pretty pink and sweet cocktail? Coming from a girl that would exclusively drink champagne if her budget allowed it, this probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I adore girly pink drinks. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve rarely met a drink I didn’t like (or at least still drank.) But it almost feels more fun to get slightly smashed on a frou-frou drink that looks like Barbie herself concocted it. Here, I give you four cocktails to make at your next girls night out (or in, depending on how many you make!)

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Sweet Rhubarb Lemonade

Ingredients:

4 Basil Leaves

1 oz lemon juice

1 oz rhubarb syrup

1.5 oz vodka

3 dashes rhubarb bitters

2 teaspoons simple syrup

½ cup chopped rhubarb

 

1.     Add 4 basil leaves, lemon juice, and rhubarb syrup into a cup or cocktail mixer. Muddle basil gently to release flavor.

2.     Add ice and vodka, shake until cold

3.     Pour into a cocktail glass and stir in rhubarb bitters

4.     In a microwave safe bowl, mix chopped rhubarb and simple syrup. Heat about 2 minutes or until slightly bubbly. Strain into cocktail glass and enjoy!

 

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Pomegranate Whiskey Sour

Ingredients:

½ cup water

¼ cup granulated sugar

½ cup pomegranate seeds

4 oz bourbon whiskey

2 ounces lemon juice

1.     In a microwavable safe bowl or cup, mix water and granulated sugar. Microwave until all sugar has dissolved, about 1-3 minutes.

2.     Remove from microwave and add pomegranate seeds. Allow to cool completely, then strain into a cocktail glass.

3.     Add whiskey and lemon juice to cocktail glass. Stir vigorously, then add ice!

 

Rose Lemonade

T+D loves this one because it’s so simple to make, and since it calls for an entire bottle, easy to share too (but only if you want to—we’ve been known to polish off our own bottles too!)

Ingredients

Favorite bottle of Rose (I love Josh Cellars Rose)

Sparkling Lemonade

Freshly sliced lemon

1.     In a wine glass, add a standard pour of rose wine (about 5 ounces if you aren’t a wine-a-holic).

2.     Top off with sparkling lemonade. The ratio should be about 2/3rds wine and 1/3 lemonade.

3.     Garnish with fresh lemon slices and serve

 

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Coconut Blood Orange Margaritas

Ingredients:

2 oz silver tequila

2 oz blood orange juice

1.5 oz crème de coco

1 oz lime juice

Lime slices

1.     In a cocktail shaker of ice, combine tequila, blood orange juice, crème de coco and lime juice, and shake it like a polaroid picture.

2.     Strain into a tumbler filled with ice, and garnish with lime slices

 

Enjoy, and don’t forget to tag us @truthanddare.blog if you insta your beautiful creations!

 

Laura Martinez