Categories: Food & Drink

Girls Night In Cocktail Recipes You Have To Know

Looking for new cocktail recipes for your next girls night in. Well you’re at the right place! Check out these cocktail recipes, whether your looking for affordability, or presentation there’s one for everyone!

Sex on the Beach

This is one of the classic cocktail recipes for a reason. While the name may throw you off at first glance it’s a refreshing drink that’s easy to make at home. This cocktail is the perfect mix of sweet and savory and not too strong and not too sweet but the perfect in between.

What you’ll need for this cocktail recipe:

  • 1 oz of Vodka
  • 1/2 oz of Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz of Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz Orange Juice


Sangria is a mixed drink that originated from Spain and Portugal, that has thankfully made it’s way to the states. It’s one of the drinks that is sweet and fruity… no literally this recipe is half fruit. This drink is a great party beverage and can be made nonalcoholic for little ones and taste just as delicious!

What you’ll need for this cocktail recipe:

  • 1 bottle of red wine (preferably a sweeter one)
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1/2 cup of brandy
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 orange, cut in slices
  • 1 lemon, cut in slices
  • 1 lime, cut in slices
  • 1 apple, cut in slices

Watermelon Vodka

If you’re missing summer this is a great cocktail to take you back no matter what the weather is outside! These are one of the many cocktail recipes that can be on the rocks or blended with the rocks. I recommend serving these in a scooped out watermelon for a rockstar presentation. 

What you’ll need for this cocktail recipe:

  • 2 oz watermelon juice
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz honey (optional)
  • mint/ lime wedges

Dirty Shirley

Okay, this is and will most likely always be my favorite drink! My favorite drink growing up was a Shirley temple, and once I turned twenty one I was so excited to know that there’s a grown up version of my go to order. If you want one of the simple and tasty cocktail recipes this has to be top on your list. It only requires four ingredients, so it is super easy to make at home and probably one of the cheapest.  

What you’ll need for this cocktail recipe:

  • Sprite
  • 1 oz Grenedine
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • Cherries

Blue Hawaiian

Now, I’m sure we all know one of the biggest cocktail recipes the piña colada. But meet it’s cousin, the blue Hawaiian. This cocktail is fun spin on one of the classics. Let me be completely honest when I say I just discovered this cocktail a couple months ago, however once i found out about it I was in love! So I’m here to save you all the hassle of finding out about this recipe too late! 

What you’ll need for this cocktail recipe:

  • 1 oz rum
  • 1 oz blue Curacao liqueur
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • pineapple slice and cherry (optional)

Cotton Candy Cocktail

I know what you might be thinking…cotton candy? But yes! Cotton Candy! It’s not just for kids to enjoy! This is one of the easier cocktail recipes. Just grab your favorite flavor of cotton candy from your childhood and make your cocktail!

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What you’ll need for this cocktail recipe:

  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 1 package of cotton candy

Snickers Martini

If you’re looking to step up your cocktail recipes this ones for you! This recipe will take you a bit longer than the others, but only by a couple minutes. Hey, pretty rims don’t come out of nowhere! When I came across this recipe there was no way I was going to keep it for myself, I knew this is one you guys would love! 

What you’ll need for this cocktail recipe:

  • 1/2 cup of chocolate liqueur
  • 1/2 cup of thickened cream
  • 2 tbsp butterscotch schnapps

What you’ll need for the rim:

  • 1 tbsp caramel sauce
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts (finely cut)
  • 1 Snickers bar

Steps for rim and decor:

  • spread caramel sauce over a small plate
  • dip the rim of the glasses into caramel sauce
  • dip rim in peanuts to coat
  • place in fridge to set
  • cut snickers bar into small squares
  • skewer pieces and place in glass

Baileys Thickshake

This one’s for all my chocolate lovers out there! The Baileys Thickshake is one of the cocktail recipes you need to have if you’re craving something filling and sweet! Think of a chocolate milkshake…but for adults. Just grab your blender and start mixing, that thickshake isn’t going to make itself! 

What you’ll need for this cocktail recipe:

  • 2 cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

What you’ll need for serving and decor:

  • chocolate sauce
  • whipped cream
  • mini marshmallows
  • grated chocolate
  • mini wafer cones

Steps for decor:

  • drizzle chocolate sauce down sides of glasses
  • blend ingredients
  • top with whipped cream, mini marshmallows, and grated chocolate
  • top with mini wafer cone

Crème Brûlée Cocktail

Last but definitely not least is the crème de la crème…literally… it’s a crème brûlèe cocktail. No, you’re not dreaming your favorite dessert is now drinkable!  And as long as your willing to whip out your pan for a few extra steps, this dream cocktail can be in your hands in a matter of minutes!

What you’ll need for this cocktail recipe:

  • 3 cups of thick vanilla custard
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla vodka
  • 1/4 cup of thickened cream
  • 2 tbsp of butterscotch schnapps
  • 2/3 cup of caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • caramel sauce

Steps for serving:

  • line baking tray with foil
  • place sugar and water in small saucepan over low heat and stir until sugar dissolves
  • increase heat to medium and let sit until dark golden
  • pour mixture onto prepared tray and set aside to cool completely
  • break toffee into shards and serve in your cocktail

Steps for rim:

  • spread caramel sauce over a small plate
  • dip the rim of the glasses into caramel sauce

Whatever flavor you’re looking for there’s a cocktail for everyone! Try these recipes and comment below what your favorite cocktail is!

Caitlyn Erazo

Caitlyn is an aspiring writer, currently majoring in Communications with a concentration in Journalism.

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