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5 Classic Pink Cocktails

Words and Photographs by Catherine Beck @vintage_frills

Whether you’re having a romantic night in with your significant other or a girlie night with friends, Valentines Day is a great excuse for a cocktail night. In the spirit of Valentines Day, here are a few of my favourite pink cocktails.

Each recipe makes one cocktail

Gin Daisy
You will need:
4 ice cubes
1 tsp grenadine
Juice of one lemon
2 tbsp orange juice
2 parts gin

  • Put the ice cubes into a cocktail shaker.
  • Pour the grenadine, juice and gin over the ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a glass.

French 75
You will need:
4 ice cubes
Juice of one lemon3 drops of Angostura bitters
2 parts brandy
Prosecco or champagne

  • Put the ice cubes into a cocktail shaker.
  • Pour the juice, bitters and brandy over the ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a champagne flute.
  • Top with the prosecco or champagne.

Pink Seafoam
You will need:
4 ice cubes
Juice of one lime
1 tsp grenadine
1 egg white
2 parts vodka

  • Put the ice cubes into a cocktail shaker.
  • Pour the juice, grenadine, egg white and vodka over the ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain and pour into a glass.

Gin Floradora
You will need:
4 ice cubes
1 tsp sugar
Juice of half a lime
1/2 tsp grenadine
2 parts gin
Dry ginger ale

  • Put the ice cubes into a cocktail shaker
  • Pour the sugar, juice, grenadine and gin over the ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Pour without straining into a glass.
  • Top with dry ginger ale.

Singapore Gin Sling
You will need:
6 ice cubes
Juice of half a lemon
2 tbsp orange juice
1 part cherry brandy
2 parts gin
3 drops Angostura bitters
1 slice of orange
1 slice of lemon
Cocktail cherries
Soda water

  • Put 4 ice cubes into the cocktail shaker.
  • Pour the juice, cherry brandy, gin and bitters over the ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Put 2 ice cubes into your glass.
  • Pout the mixture over the ice without straining.
  • Garnish with the orange, lemon and cherries.
    Top with soda water to serve.
Lisa Harrison

Lisa Harrison

Lisa is the Deputy Editor of Vintage Life Magazine and Publisher at Dragoon Publishing. She is avid bookworm, collector of vintage homeware, loves travel, lazy weekends away and eats way too much cake!