The 5 Best Cocktails To Curl Up With For A Chick Flick Fest
No matter which part of the world you may come from or what your mother tongue may be, chick flicks always manage to cheer up a large section of the population because of their light content, relatable female characters and that spirit of fun and adventure that most of us crave. So, curling up in front of a television or digital device with your friends—or even just by yourself—is a done thing across the world. And if you are someone who loves spirits, then pairing up your favourite chick flicks with your favourite cocktails is also a common practice.
What do cocktails add to the chick flick fest experience? Well, first of all, they offer up a fun way to make the experience more immersive, especially if the chick flicks themselves show the heroine sipping on a signature cocktail. Moreover, well-crafted cocktails keep you hydrated and lower inhibitions, which means you can go on a whole spectrum of journeys with the chick flick characters. Yes, pairing up cocktails with your next chick flick fest is a great idea, and here are a few cocktails you can try it out with.
1. The Cosmopolitan
Also known as the New York-origin drink that the gang of friends from the Sex And The City series and movie loved sipping on, the Cosmopolitan is a classic cocktail with a vibrant reddish colour, making it the perfect companion for a chick flick marathon. This delightful vodka-based cocktail is a balance of sweet and tart notes, enticingly appealing to the senses. To craft this cocktail, one would require 50ml vodka, 25ml cranberry juice, 15ml fresh lime juice, and 10ml orange liqueur. This mix of ingredients is shaken vigorously with ice, straining the vibrant pink liquid into a chilled martini glass, often garnished with a twist of orange or a zesty lime wedge.
2. Pink Grapefruit Margarita
Featured in the movie Clueless, the Pink Grapefruit Margarita is a deliciously pink twist on the classic Margarita and embodies a zesty and refreshing fusion of flavours. This delightful cocktail combines the citrusy brightness of pink grapefruit with the tangy kick of lime, creating a vibrant and invigorating taste. What better drink could you ask for during a chick flick marathon. To make this one, you will need 50ml tequila, 25ml pink grapefruit juice, 15ml fresh lime juice, and 10ml simple syrup—all placed in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shaken vigorously and strained into a salt-rimmed glass this delicious cocktail is garnished with a slice of fresh grapefruit or a lime wedge.
3. Whisky Lemonade
If 13 Going On 30 is your favourite chick flick (or one of your favourites at least), you’d be familiar with the Whisky Lemonade cocktail. A charming blend of robust whisky and the zestiness of lemonade, this one combines the rich depth of whisky with the bright, citrusy notes of lemonade, delivering a drink that's both comforting and invigorating. To create this cocktail, you'll need 50ml whisky and 100-150ml chilled lemonade. Combine these in a glass filled with ice, stirring gently to blend the flavours. You can garnish with a lemon wedge or twist for an added touch of freshness.
4. Bourbon Blood Orange Blast
Capturing the vibrance, funny essence and spirit of movies like Bridesmaids, the Bourbon Blood Orange Blast is a stunning and punchy infusion of bourbon's warmth and blood orange. This cocktail presents a delightful mix of rich, smoky bourbon intertwined with the tangy, citrusy essence of blood orange, offering a unique and spirited flavour. To make this one for your next chick flick fest, combine 50ml bourbon with 50ml fresh blood orange juice and a splash of soda water in a glass filled with ice. Gently stir to marry the flavours, and for an added touch of fun and allure, garnish the cocktail with a twist of blood orange.
5. Pineapple Mojito
Inspired by the classic chick flick that never grows old, When Harry Met Sally, the Pineapple Mojito is a tropical twist on the classic Mojito. This refreshing cocktail marries the invigorating taste of pineapple with the minty crispness of a traditional Mojito, which can transport you to a tropical island with every sip. To create this exotic cocktail that perfectly matches up to the fun element of your favourite chick flicks, muddle a handful of fresh mint leaves with 50ml white rum, 25ml pineapple juice, and 15ml simple syrup. Fill the glass with ice and top it up with soda water. Stir gently, garnish with a pineapple wedge and a sprig of mint and relish the tropical drink with your friends.