T-minus 6 days until Valentine’s Day and though we’re all about the romance here at GWS, we’re also all about a night in with the gal pals! Bring on the rom coms, bad date stories, and—oh yes—the cocktails! And while a vodka soda certainly hits the spot in a pinch, we think Valentine’s Day is as good a time as any to breakout the good barware and fancy it up a bit! Today we’ve got three excellent craft cocktail recipes, courtesy of Barcon Cocktail Co., so let’s pour one out for all the ladies, shall we?
1.5oz Strawberry-Marshmallow Infused Vodka (below)
.5 oz Soy Milk (Very little soy milk, used for consistency)
.75oz Strawberry Coulis (below)
Strawberry Marshmallow Infused Vodka: Quarter 10 fresh strawberries and place them, as well as a half bag of mini marshmallows, into sealed container with vodka. Allow to sit for 48-hours before serving.
Strawberry Coulis: In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of strawberries, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1 TB of lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Transfer to a blender and purée until smooth. Strain and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Blend all ingredients (besides sprinkles and cookie) with ice. Dip rim of glass in infused vodka and sprinkles, pour shake into glass, top with cookie, and enjoy!
1oz Juice from a Tangerine
.5 oz Pomegranate Shrub (below)
Dash Peach Bitters
Pomegranate Shrub: Combine 1 cup pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup of sugar in a large bottle. Shake to combine.
Paint Me Pastel
Curious about Aquafaba, aka, chickpea water? It’s a vegan egg white replacer!
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Seal, then shake vigorously for at least 2 minutes to whip air into the drink (the aeration is key to getting a good, fluffy head). Add ice to the shaker; seal and shake for 15 seconds, until chilled.
Garnish with strawberry wafer cookies and bitters.
Drinks all around! xoxo