When you're out for a night on the town with your female besties, that's the perfect time to indulge in a few (or several!) delightful girly cocktails. Whether you and your best bffs are just blowing off some steam after work, heading out for a "no boys allowed" night of dancing, or celebrating someone's last days of singledom at a bachelorette party, these six super-feminine drinks are ideal for an evening of grown-up girl time!
If you're a girl who doesn't shy away from attention, consider ordering a Blue Hawaiian. You're sure to be noticed with a tall glass of vibrant blue liquid topped off with tropical fruit. The flavor is tropical too, as it features rum, coconut, and pineapple juice combined with blue Curacao, which is where the attention-getting hue comes from. This vibrant and flavorful drink isn't for anyone who'd rather blend in with the crowd.
Made famous by the Sex and the City gals, Cosmopolitan cocktails are the ultimate selection for ladies' night. While James Bond may have made sure that traditional martinis will forever be considered manly bar drinks, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda popularized cosmopolitan martinis as standard fare for girls' night out gatherings. Served in martini glasses for an elegant presentation, these pink concoctions of vodka, cranberry juice, lime, and a citrus liquer are served in martini glasses and are typically topped off with a few slices of lemon or lime.
Available in a wide variety of fruity flavors, frozen daiquiris are a great choice when you're looking for a girly rum-based cocktail to imbibe! From the soft pastel shade of a banana daiquiri to the vibrant pink or orange of a strawberry or mango daiquiri, these frozen concoctions are sweet and flavorful with a fabulous feminine presentation that often includes fresh fruit embellishments.
What says girly more than a pastel yellow cocktail that's both sweet and sour? If you're a little bit (or a lot!) sweet and sassy yourself, a lemon martini just might be your ideal signature drink. Lemon drop martinis are a lovely option for sipping and savoring a sweet and citrusy flavor elegantly presented with a twist of lemon in a sugar-rimmed glass. So are lemon meringue martinis, which are even more decadent as they include heavy cream and are topped off with crumbled graham crackers to resemble the dessert for which they are named.
Midori Melon Cocktails
If you see a bright green cocktail sitting on a table in a bar, chances are that it belongs to a girl! Drinks made with Midori melon liqueur are a terrific option when you're looking for female-focused cocktail ideas. Midori is typically combined with vodka and a variety of other ingredients to make such concoctions as melonballs, honeydew martinis and other melon-flavored drinks or shots that are brightly colored and festive. Typical garnishes include cantaloupe and honeydew balls strewn on a toothpick.
For girls who prefer to stick with wine rather than hard liquor, sangria is a lovely option. Drinking sangria with your bffs is a bit more festive than sipping glasses of wine. That's because it is served as a punch and has fruit mixed directly in. Finding its origins in Spain, this fun and fruity wine-based cocktail is now shared by girlfriends around the world. Classic sangria is made with red wine and has a rich jewel tone, though white sangria also a good choice. Sangria is available in many bars and restaurants, but it is also ideal for in-home gatherings, such as bridal showers or book clubs, as it can be made ahead and served from a punchbowl.
Girly Bar Drinks for Ladies' Night
When you head out on a night on the town with your best girls in tow, there are plenty of great cocktails you and your crew can enjoy. Whether you choose one of these six tasty and colorful girly concoctions or opt for another fruity or sweet and tart drink or seek out low carb or low calorie options, be sure to drink responsibly. Above all else, have a girly good time!