There’s just something about pink cocktails that makes them so much fun to drink. Next time you host a gathering, consider breaking out these beauties to wow your guests and give them something delicious to savor while you chat. Mixing up a batch of cocktails is super easy and you won’t be sorry serving up these pink cocktails to everyone on your guest list.
1. Pink Poodle
The name just makes me want to try it. If you’re looking for pink cocktails, this is definitely the one to start with. It’s simple to throw together in large amounts and will look gorgeous in a cocktail glass.
2 parts vodka
4 parts cranberry juice
Wet the edge of a cocktail glass with grenadine, then press it into the sugar to rim the glass. Fill the glass with ice and add the vodka and cranberry juice. You can also mix this up in a pitcher using the same ratio.
2. Bacardi Pink Squeeze
I love pink lemonade, so this is one of my favorites. It has just the right hint of pinkness and tastes delicious. Be careful, it can be hard to stop sipping this delicious concoction.
1 ½ ounces light Bacardi rum
Fill a glass with ice and add the rum. Fill the remainder of the glass with pink lemonade. Stir and serve.
3. Hot Pink Barbie Drink
The name isn’t lying. This drink really is hot pink. It looks almost too good to drink. Notice I said almost. You can leave the liquor out for a little girl’s birthday party or for a baby shower. It still tastes good – I promise!
1 ounce coconut rum
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce pineapple juice
Stir the rum, vodka and juices in cocktail shaker. Fill a glass with ice and pour the mixture over the ice. Garnish with a lime.
4. Pink Lady
This is a sophisticated drink that you can easily serve at brunch or enjoy on the patio in the summertime as you watch the sunset. It’s tasty and easy to make too!
1 ¾ ounces gin
Splash of Grenadine
1 powdered and reconstituted egg white
2/3 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the ingredients and shake to combine. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with the cherry.
5. Pink Russian
The White Russian is one of my favorite drinks to order in a restaurant. I don’t often make them at home, but they are a great indulgence for a night on the town. This delicious version is pink, which just makes it that much more fun to sip.
2 ounces Tequila Rose
½ ounce Kahlua
½ ounce vodka
½ ounce milk or cream
Put the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake to combine. Pour into a rocks glass filled with ice.
6. Pretty in Pink
What more could you ask for than a cocktail that looks pretty and tastes divine. Look no further than this little gem. Try not to down too many – it’s hard!
Pink cotton candy
Fill a champagne glass with the pink cotton candy. Slowly pour champagne into the glass to fill it.
7. Raspberry Mojito
Nothing says summer like a mojito. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have one anytime you want one. Serve this fancy pink version to brighten things up any day of the week.
2 ounces rum
½ ounce Chambord
6 to 8 fresh mint leaves
2 lime wedges
½ teaspoon sugar
Club soda, to fill
In a tall glass, place the sugar, mint leaves, lime wedges and dash of club soda and muddle well. Fill the glass with ice. Add the rum and Chambord and stir. Top off with the club soda.
Don’t you just love a pink cocktail? What’s your favorite? Which one of these will you try first? I feel like whipping up a mojito right now.