Maggie Walters

“What’s Galentine’s Day? It’s only the best day of the year.” – Leslie Knope, Parks & Recreation

Whether you want to party it up Leslie Knope-style over waffles or create a cocktail party in your own home to host your gal pals, Galentine’s Day is a day to be celebrated! Affectionately placed on the calendar the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13th is a day to be enjoyed with your girlfriends because friends deserve some love this holiday season too!

In that spirit, here are three easy and fun Galantine’s Day cocktails.

These cocktails have ingredients that give a brilliant pink color for festiveness!


The Pink Cup

  • 1 oz. King's Ginger

  • 1 oz. Broker's Gin

  • 2 oz. cranberry juice

  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice

  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup

  • soda to fill

  • lemon wheel garnish


Combine all ingredients (except soda) in mixing glass, add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into Coupe glass and top with soda water. Garnish with lemon wheel.


Cupid’s Hope

  • 1 1/2 parts Reyka Vodka

  • 1 part lemon juice

  • 3/4 part rosemary syrup*

  • 2 parts pear juice


Build all ingredients in a Hurricane glass over crushed ice, swizzle, and garnish.

*Rosemary syrup: Combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let cool. Blanch the rosemary for about 30 seconds. Pat dry and remove the leaves. Place the sugar, water and blanched rosemary leaves into a blender. Blend to a consistent texture. Fine strain and bottle.


Aperol Spritz

  • 2 oz. Prosecco

  • 1 1/4 oz. Aperol

  • splash of soda water

  • orange wedge garnish


Combine all ingredients into an old fashioned or wine glass over ice, garnish with orange wedge and serve.

These cocktails are so fun and easy to make! Have them ready on a serving platter for guests to grab as they enter your home or setup a do it yourself bar. Serve festive snacks like heart shaped cookies or even bite size waffle bites to give your party a Parks & Recreation theme.

At Colonial Wines and Spirits, we’re here to help you celebrate more! Whether it’s Galentine’s Day or just a Tuesday night, we love to elevate your experience. For more party ideas, please peruse our party planning page or talk with one of our knowledgeable staff in store. Cheers!

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