Hey party starters!
Have you entered my Valentine’s giveaway yet? It’s running through Jan 31st so be sure to check it out – I’m giving away a party pack filled with TONS of fab items that I’ll be using in my V-day party (stay tuned for that post next week!).
Arguably the most talked about aspect of parties that I throw is always the signature cocktail that I serve. I think so often people just set out their bar and want people to serve themselves – and I definitely do that too. But it creates such a fun touch to have something already created for your guests to enjoy. It allows you to be a thoughtful hostess, but creating it ahead of time takes away the headache of having to play bartender all night.
I’m still dreaming up what I’ll be doing for my Valentine’s signature cocktail this year – but wanted to share with you a few of my current faves from Pinterest to get us all inspired! These are all VERY simple to make – which is always a bonus in my book. Some days you have the energy to get all involved… but let’s be real those days are few & far between.
1. Lady Rose from Jillian Harris
1/3 oz. Rose Syrup
1 1/3 oz. Vodka
Pink Rose Petals
1 oz Rose Water
3 oz TONIC
1 drop of pink food colouring
Shake on ice and pour, garnish with rose petals.
2. The Bloody Valentine from Honestly Yum
1 1/2 oz. Amaro Nonino
1 1/2 oz. Carpano Antica
1 1/2 oz blood orange juice
blood orange garnish
Shake on ice for 10 seconds, serve over ice garnished with a blood orange heart.
3. Pink Strawberry Sangria from Simply Whisked
1 750-ml bottle pink moscato wine
1/2 cup strawberry flavored vodka
2 cups lemon-lime soda
6 – 10 large strawberries, sliced
In a large pitcher, combine the wine and vodka. Add strawberries and refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, add the lemon-lime soda. Serve over ice.
4. Prickly Pear Margaritas from Mackenzie Horan
6 ounces clear tequila
4 ounces Cointreau
4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
2 ounces prickly pear cactus syrup
1 ounce orange juice
Salt for rims & lime wedges for garnish
Slice and squeeze limes. Use one lime to rim glasses with salt. Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker and pour over ice. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and serve.
5. Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail from Lauren Conrad
Place a bit of cotton candy inside your glass. Add a splash of St. Germain, and then fill to the top with Champagne.
I love a fancy looking cocktail that’s easy to make, so these are all SO my vibe. I’m thinking for Valentine’s, I’m going to create something that incorporates a lot of these ideas into one SERIOUSLY FAB drink. Are you on board? Be sure to sign up to have hullabaloo delivered to your inbox at the top of the page, so you can receive all the juicy valentine’s deets as I’m dishing ’em out.
Happy Tuesday, peeps!