As a bartender, I've seen my fair share of pink drinks. Some have been overly sweet, while others have been too strong.
But when it comes to fancy pink cocktails, there are a few recipes that stand out above the rest. These drinks are perfect for a girls' night out, a romantic date, or just a fun evening with friends.
What makes a fancy pink cocktail? It's all about the presentation. These drinks are often served in elegant glasses with fancy garnishes.
They're not just drinks, they're works of art. And while they may look complicated, they're actually quite easy to make.
The key to a good fancy pink cocktail is balance. You want a drink that's not too sweet, but not too sour either. It should be refreshing and easy to drink.
And of course, it should be pink. Whether you're using fresh fruit, fruit juices, or flavored liqueurs, the color is what makes these drinks stand out.
So, if you're looking for the best fancy pink cocktail recipes, look no further. I've put together a list of my favorites, and I guarantee you'll love them as much as I do.
From classic cocktails with a pink twist to new and inventive creations, these drinks are sure to impress. So, grab your shaker and let's get mixing!
1. Pink Lady Cocktail
The Pink Lady Cocktail is a perfect choice for Valentine's Day or a girls' night out. This cocktail is a beautiful, frothy concoction that is both sweet and tart. The applejack adds a touch of warmth without being overpowering, and the lemon juice reduces the risk of consuming raw egg whites.
This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who is timid about using egg whites in their drinks. If you are looking for a fun and fancy pink cocktail, the Pink Lady is definitely worth trying.
2. Very Pink Raspberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail
The Very Pink Raspberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail is a perfect drink for those who love a fruity, sweet and tangy cocktail. This cocktail is a tribute to a breast cancer survivor and is made with raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice, lime juice, and vodka. The bright pink color of this cocktail is perfect for any pink-themed party or event.
The raspberry flavor is prominent and adds a unique twist to the classic cosmopolitan. The drink is garnished with a lime wedge and fresh raspberries, which adds a pop of color to the drink. If you're looking for a fun and delicious cocktail to serve at your next party, the Very Pink Raspberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
3. Pink Elephant Cocktail
The Pink Elephant Cocktail is a whimsical and flavorful drink that is perfect for any festive occasion. Made with premium Aval Dor Vodka, this cocktail has a cheeky little kick to it that is sure to delight your taste buds. The addition of Fentimans' rose lemonade gives it a beautiful baby pink hue and a sweetly scented aroma.
A twist of lime adds a sharp and zesty flavor that perfectly complements the vodka and rose lemonade. This cocktail is perfect for parties, as it can be easily made in batches and served over ice. If you're looking for a fancy pink cocktail that's both delicious and visually stunning, the Pink Elephant Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
4. Mojito Raspberry With Pink Cranberry
The Mojito Raspberry with Pink Cranberry is a refreshing and fancy pink cocktail that's perfect for Valentine's Day or any occasion.
Made with Ocean Spray Pink Cranberry Juice, fresh raspberries, and mint, this light and not too sweet cocktail is incredibly refreshing. Its beautiful pink color makes it the perfect drink to serve at a girls' night in or a romantic dinner with your significant other.
5. Pink Flamingo Punch Cocktail
The Pink Flamingo Punch Cocktail is a refreshing and delicious summer drink that is perfect for any occasion. Made with frozen fruit and grapefruit juice, this cocktail is easy to make and even easier to enjoy. The addition of a frozen Piña Colada adds a tropical twist to the drink, making it perfect for beach parties and backyard barbecues.
The Pink Flamingo Punch Cocktail is a great way to impress your guests and keep the party going all night long. So, if you're looking for a fancy pink cocktail that's both easy to make and delicious, give the Pink Flamingo Punch Cocktail a try!
6. La Vie en Rose Cocktail
Looking for a fancy pink cocktail that's perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion? Look no further than the La Vie en Rose Cocktail. This non-alcoholic drink is inspired by the original cocktail at Boucherie in New York and features a blend of alcohol-free spirits, lychee syrup, and rose syrup for a fruity and slightly floral flavor.
Topped off with some non-alcoholic bubbly, this drink is sure to impress. Whether you're looking for a romantic drink for two or a fun cocktail to serve at a party, the La Vie en Rose Cocktail is a must-try.
7. Pink Starburst Cocktail
The Pink Starburst Cocktail is a fun and fruity drink that is perfect for any party or gathering. The drink is made by infusing vodka or rum with pink Starburst candies, which gives it a unique candy-infused flavor. The cocktail also includes a blend of strawberry-kiwi and orange juices, along with lemon-lime soda, which adds a refreshing fizz to the drink.
The pretty pink color of the cocktail makes it a fun and festive drink to serve, and it pairs well with a variety of appetizers and snacks. If you're looking for a fun and flavorful cocktail to impress your guests, the Pink Starburst Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
8. Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail
The Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail is a fun and elegant drink that is perfect for any occasion. This delightful pink drink is made with pink champagne or sparkling wine, Angostura Bitters, and topped with a fluffy cloud of pink cotton candy and a hint of lemon zest. The combination of the bubbly wine and the sweet cotton candy creates a unique and delicious flavor that is sure to impress your guests.
This cocktail is not only easy to make, but it's also a great way to add a touch of whimsy to any party or celebration. So, if you're looking for a fancy pink cocktail that is both delicious and Instagram-worthy, the Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
9. Pink Vodka Lemonade Cocktail
The Pink Vodka Lemonade Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for any party or gathering. With just four simple ingredients, this cocktail is a crowd-pleaser that looks as good as it tastes.
Its bright pink color and fruity flavor make it a great choice for any occasion, and the addition of Malibu and lime juice gives it a unique twist. It's definitely worth trying if you're looking for a fun and delicious drink to impress your guests.
The Cosmopolitan is a classic Fancy Pink Cocktail made with vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice. Despite its girly pink color, it's a strong and flavorful drink that packs a punch.
Its popularity has stood the test of time, and it's still a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts today. Give it a try and see why it's been a go-to drink for decades.
11. Fade to Pink Cocktail
The "Fade to Pink Cocktail" is a refreshing gin Aperol cocktail with a split base of both gin and white rum. The layers of the drink create a stunning gradient effect that is sure to impress your guests. The color comes from the Aperol and Empress Gin, which is infused with butterfly pea flowers.
It's perfect for a summer party or bridal shower, and it's also great for Valentine's day. If you're looking for a fancy pink cocktail that's both delicious and visually stunning, the "Fade to Pink Cocktail" is definitely worth a try.
12. Cosmopolitan Cocktail
The Cosmopolitan Cocktail is a classic drink that has been around for almost a century. It's perfect for those who prefer a tart taste over a sweet one. The drink is made with citron vodka, Triple Sec orange liqueur, and fresh squeezed lime juice.
The cranberry juice and lime juice give the cocktail its signature pink color. It's a great alternative to sweeter cocktails like rum punch and perfect for a night out with the girls.
13. The Pink Cherry Blossom Maraschino Liqueur Cocktail
The Pink Cherry Blossom Maraschino Liqueur Cocktail is a delightful and feminine cocktail that's perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, bridal showers, or any celebration of cherry blossom season. Made with Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur and Gin Lane Victoria Pink Gin 1751, this cocktail is lightly sweet and citrusy with a hint of cherry.
The Maraschino Liqueur adds a subtle cherry essence without the synthetic taste of cough syrup, while the pink gin adds a whimsical touch and a lovely pink color. The garnish, made with a Luxardo maraschino cherry and cherry blossoms, adds a pretty and delicate touch to the cocktail. If you're looking for a fancy pink cocktail that's both delicious and visually appealing, the Pink Cherry Blossom Maraschino Liqueur Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
14. White Lady Cocktail
If you're looking for a classic cocktail that's light, refreshing, and beautifully balanced, the White Lady Cocktail is definitely worth a try. This gin-based drink is similar to a Side Car Cocktail, but with a dry and slightly tart twist that makes it perfect for happy hour or after-dinner drinks.
With a delicate foam on top, the White Lady is a stunning cocktail that's sure to impress your guests. If you're a fan of classic cocktails, you won't want to miss this one.
15. Creme De Violette Pink Lemonade Cocktail
The Creme De Violette Pink Lemonade Cocktail is a unique and refreshing drink that combines floral Creme de Violette liqueur with classic lemonade.
The deep purple color of the liqueur creates a stunning pink hue when mixed with the lemonade, making it a perfect addition to any fancy pink cocktail lineup. This cocktail is easy to make and perfect for impressing guests at any occasion.
16. French Kiss
French Kiss is a fancy pink cocktail that is perfect for any special occasion. This sparkling drink is made with a touch of Chambord, which gives it the perfect pink color and a slight fruity flavor. The cocktail is simple yet elegant, and it's sure to impress your guests.
French Kiss is perfect for a romantic night in, a celebration, or even a movie night with friends. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves bubbly and wants to add a touch of sophistication to their drink. So, if you're looking for a fancy pink cocktail that's easy to make and tastes amazing, give French Kiss a try. You won't be disappointed!
17. Classic Clover Club Cocktail
The Classic Clover Club Cocktail is a tangy gin sour cocktail that has been around since before Prohibition. It is a bright pink drink that uses raspberry syrup or grenadine, lemon, gin, and egg white foam to create a perfectly balanced sweet tart drink. The egg white foam gives it a creamy body and frothy texture to each sip.
The drink was originally made with grenadine, but today it is commonly made with raspberry syrup. This stunning signature pink drink is great for special occasions or anytime you want to impress your guests with a unique gin cocktail. The Classic Clover Club Cocktail is a must-try for any cocktail enthusiast looking for a sophisticated and fun drink.
18. Sweetie Martini
The Sweetie Martini is a delightful Valentine's Day cocktail that is sure to impress your loved one or friends. This creamy and sweet cocktail is inspired by cake batter martini and is kissed with color to make it perfectly appropriate for the upcoming holiday. The cocktail is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients.
The Sweetie Martini is a perfect blend of creamy, sweet, and soft flavors, similar to a melted milkshake. The cocktail is garnished with cute heart sprinkles that add a touch of charm to the drink. If you're looking for a fancy pink cocktail to celebrate Valentine's Day, the Sweetie Martini is a must-try.
19. Moscato Sangria
Moscato Sangria is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for any occasion, especially during the summer months. This pink cocktail is made with a combination of moscato wine, flavored vodka, soda, and fresh strawberries. It's a simple yet delicious recipe that can be easily scaled up for larger gatherings.
The addition of frozen sliced strawberries can also be used as a substitute for fresh strawberries. Moscato Sangria is a great option for those who prefer a sweeter and fruitier taste in their cocktails. Give it a try and experience the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess in every sip.
20. Lavender French 75 Cocktail
The Lavender French 75 Cocktail is a refreshing and elegant drink that is perfect for any garden-themed party or celebration. This cocktail is a twist on the classic French 75, which typically consists of gin, champagne, lemon juice, and simple syrup. The addition of lavender gives this cocktail a unique and fresh flavor that is sure to impress your guests.
The Empress 1908 gin used in this cocktail lends a beautiful purple color to the drink, which is complemented by the addition of lemon juice. This cocktail is garnished with flowers and a slice of lemon, adding a feminine touch to the presentation. The Lavender French 75 Cocktail is a perfect choice for those who want to try a fancy pink cocktail that is both delicious and visually stunning.
21. Heavenly Lemonade
If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail, look no further than the Heavenly Lemonade. This cocktail is essentially a mimosa with lemonade instead of orange juice, making it a perfect choice for a springtime brunch or Easter celebration.
The recipe calls for two-thirds sparkling water and one-third lemonade, and the type of lemonade you use is up to you. The author recommends using a dry champagne or brut to keep costs down, and suggests adding in some berries for an extra burst of flavor. Overall, the Heavenly Lemonade is a simple and delicious cocktail that is sure to please any crowd.
22. Blueberry Gin & Tonic
The Blueberry Gin & Tonic is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for summer sipping. The blueberry-infused gin adds a beautiful pink hue and a subtle fruity flavor to the classic G&T.
The recipe is simple and versatile, allowing you to experiment with different types of gin and berries to create your own unique twist on this cocktail. Whether you're a gin lover or just looking for a fun and fancy drink to impress your friends, the Blueberry Gin & Tonic is definitely worth trying.
23. Prosecco and Gin Candy Floss Cocktail
The Prosecco and Gin Candy Floss Cocktail is a stunning pink drink that is sure to impress your guests. This cocktail is perfect for any occasion, not just for Valentine's Day. The combination of pink gin and pink sparkling wine creates a beautiful color that is sure to catch everyone's eye.
The addition of candy floss adds a fun and playful element to the drink, making it a dessert in itself. However, the candy floss tends to disappear as soon as it hits the liquid, so adding an edible flower like a Primrose adds a sprinkle of prettiness to the cocktail. Overall, the Prosecco and Gin Candy Floss Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves a fancy and delicious drink.
24. Chambord Margarita
The Chambord Margarita is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves a refreshing and fruity drink. Made with Chambord, a black raspberry liqueur that is crafted in a French château, this cocktail is a combination of the freshest blackberries and raspberries that are blended with cognac, vanilla, herbs and other extracts.
The result is a beautiful blush of pink that is as delicious as it looks. This cocktail is perfect for warm summer days and is a great addition to any Christmas or New Year's party. If you're looking for a simple and tasty cocktail that is sure to impress your guests, the Chambord Margarita is definitely worth a try.
25. Grapefruit Rosemary Prosecco Cocktail
The Grapefruit Rosemary Prosecco Cocktail is a light and refreshing drink that is perfect for any spring occasion. This cocktail is made with freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, chilled prosecco, and a touch of rosemary simple syrup.
The subtle sweetness of the grapefruit juice pairs perfectly with the bubbly prosecco, and the rosemary adds a lovely herbal note to the drink. The pale pink hue of the cocktail makes it a stunning addition to any fancy pink cocktail lineup. If you're looking for a simple yet elegant drink that is sure to impress your guests, the Grapefruit Rosemary Prosecco Cocktail is a must-try.
26. Limoncello Reviver Cocktail
The Limoncello Reviver Cocktail is a refreshing and vibrant pink cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with Empress Gin, Lillet Blanc, limoncello, and fresh lemon juice, this cocktail is a twist on the classic Corpse Reviver No2.
The addition of pink coconut water ice and a purple hosta flower garnish make this cocktail a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. The limoncello adds a burst of zesty lemon flavor, while the coconut water ice gives the drink a smooth mouthfeel and a slightly tropical flavor. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a fancy and unique pink cocktail.
27. Clover Club Cocktail
The Clover Club Cocktail is a classic pre-Prohibition era cocktail that has stood the test of time. This gin-based cocktail is consistently tart, subtly sweet, and has a delicious foamy head from the egg white. The raspberry syrup adds a beautiful pink hue to the drink, making it a perfect choice for those looking for a fancy pink cocktail.
The cocktail's history is just as intriguing as its taste, having been enjoyed by captains of industry in the oak-panelled lounge of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia until the club closed in the 1920s. The Clover Club Cocktail is a must-try for any cocktail enthusiast looking for a taste of history and a delicious, velvety texture.
28. Prickly Pear Vodka Sour
The Prickly Pear Vodka Sour is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with fresh lemon and lime juice and pink prickly pear syrup, this cocktail has a beautiful pink color that is sure to impress. It's a great option for a girls' night in or a bachelorette party.
The flavor is surprisingly reminiscent of the OG Prickly Pear Cooler, making it a perfect choice for those who want to relive their childhood memories. This cocktail is easily adaptable, so you can adjust the sweetness to your liking. Whether you're a fan of sweet or tart drinks, this cocktail is sure to please. So why not give it a try and see for yourself?
29. Strawberry Soju Cocktail
The Strawberry Soju Cocktail is a sweet and refreshing pink drink made with strawberry soju and calpico. Soju is a Korean distilled alcohol made with rice or other starches, while calpico is a Japanese non-carbonated soft drink with a milky, yogurt flavor.
The drink is easy to make and perfect for parties or a cute drink for yourself. It tastes like juice but is definitely alcoholic, so drink responsibly. The fresh strawberries add a sweet and refreshing touch to the drink, making it a must-try for anyone who loves sweet and fruity cocktails.
30. Gin Fizz
The Gin Fizz is a classic cocktail that has been around since the 1800s. It combines gin, lemon, sugar, and soda, with the addition of egg white to give it a frothy, bubbly texture.
For a Valentine's Day twist, the Gin Fizz can be given a makeover with a few drops of red food coloring and rose water, which adds a beautiful floral flavor. It's a refreshing and unique drink that is perfect for impressing your loved ones.
31. Winter Jasmine Cocktail
The Winter Jasmine Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves a refreshing and citrusy drink. This bright pink cocktail is made with London Dry gin, Aperol, Naranja Orange Liqueur, and lemon juice, resulting in a perfect balance of bitter and sweet flavors. The Aperol adds a unique touch of bitterness and herbal notes, while the Naranja Orange Liqueur brings a hint of orange flavor to the mix.
The lemon juice adds a refreshing tanginess that makes this cocktail perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is a great choice for those who want to try something new and exciting. So, if you're looking for a fancy pink cocktail that's easy to drink and full of flavor, the Winter Jasmine Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
32. Raspberry Bramble
The Raspberry Bramble is a delightful twist on the classic gin bramble cocktail. This fancy pink cocktail swaps out the blackberry liqueur for raspberry liqueur and adds a touch of spice with cinnamon syrup. The result is a beautifully balanced drink with a subtle sweetness and a hint of warmth from the cinnamon.
The cocktail is garnished with fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint, making it a visually stunning addition to any fancy cocktail party. If you're looking for a unique and delicious pink cocktail, the Raspberry Bramble is definitely worth a try.
33. Gin Sour With Butterfly Pea
The Gin Sour With Butterfly Pea is a stunning pink cocktail that is sure to impress any guest. Made with Malfy Gin Rosa, this cocktail boasts a crisp grapefruit flavor that is perfectly balanced with the sourness of lemon and sweetness of butterfly pea flower simple syrup.
The addition of pink peppercorn and lavender bitters adds a unique and elevated taste to the drink. The cocktail is garnished with a big pink carnation, making it a visually stunning drink. If you're a fan of gin sours, this fancy pink cocktail is a must-try.
34. Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail
The Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that combines the sweet and sour flavors of grapefruit with the smoothness of vodka. Enhanced with a coconut sugar rim, it's perfect for hot summer days or any fancy occasion.
The drink is a great option for those who want something that looks fancy but is easy to make. If you're looking for a refreshing and delicious drink, the Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
35. Pomegranate Gin Fizz
The Pomegranate Gin Fizz is a refreshing and fancy pink cocktail that is perfect for summer. Made with fresh pomegranate seeds or store-bought pomegranate juice, this cocktail can be enjoyed with or without gin. It's a great option for those who want to indulge in a delicious drink without the alcohol.
The cocktail is perfect for special occasions like date night, Mother's Day, and Valentine's Day. The Pomegranate Gin Fizz is a vegan drink that is ideal for those who want to promote veganism without being preachy. If you're looking for a delicious and fancy pink cocktail, the Pomegranate Gin Fizz is definitely worth trying.
36. Coconut Blood Orange Margaritas
Coconut Blood Orange Margaritas are a perfect blend of creamy coconut and tangy blood orange. The vibrant pink color of the drink is sure to catch anyone's eye and the flavor is even more impressive. This cocktail is perfect for those who love a sweet and tart combination.
It's a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed on a hot summer day or as a treat after a long day at work. The garnish of a blood orange slice and lime slice adds an extra touch of elegance to this already fancy drink. If you're looking for a unique and delicious pink cocktail, Coconut Blood Orange Margaritas are definitely worth a try.