15 Fruity Cocktails to Make Your Ladies' Night In More Exciting

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Date nights with your special someone may be romantic, but nothing beats having some fun and quality time with your besties. While dancing the night-away at clubs is a great idea, a simple yet meaningful ladies' night in is always another option. 

The question now is what are some drinks that you could make for the squad?  We've round up some of our best video recipes for you to choose from. 

1. Watermelon Smash 

The first drink in our list to dazzle the girls at your party is the watermelon smash. Perfect if had in summers. To make this drink stand out in your ladies night cocktails list, all you need is a watermelon and some vodka. Feel free to choose the vodka of your choice. The cubes of watermelon when tossed with some vodka make for a really great fruity cocktail. 

Ingredients 

  • 3 cubes watermelon
  • 6 thin slices cucumber
  • 4 sprigs mint
  • .75 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1.5 oz. vodka

Preparation

  1. Muddle watermelon, mint, cucumber in shaker tin
  2. Add simple syrup, lime juice & vodka
  3. Add ice & shake well
  4. Prep rocks glass with ice & thinly sliced cucumbers 
  5. Strain cocktail into prepped glass
  6. Garnish with watermelon slice & mint

 

2. The Mango Margarita 

Again this is a drink that’s better when had in the summers because mangoes are fresh then. Who doesn’t love margarita. If you are a cocktail fanatic then you’ll love this fruity cocktail. Made using mangi, tequila and some lime juice. This ladies night cocktail has it all. Sweet, savory and a tangy taste due to orange and lime juice. 

Ingredients

  • 5 cubes mango or 1.5 oz. mango juice
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz. blanco tequila
  • Chili lime salt
  • Edible flowers

Preparation

  1. Muddle mango cubes with lime juice in shaker tin
  2. Add orange juice, simple syrup and tequila
  3. Add ice and shake well
  4. Wet glass rim with lime wedge and coat in chili lime salt
  5. Strain over ice in glass
  6. Garnish with mango slice and edible flowers

3. Blackberry Basil Smash 

The blackberry basil smash is one of the most simpler and yet very exciting fruity cocktails we have featured here. It’s made using the satiating basil herb mixed with blackberries and some booze in the form of vodka. If you don’t get basil then not to worry, You can replace them with some rosemary.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 blackberries
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • .75 oz. simple syrup
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1.5 oz. vodka

Preparation

  1. Muddle blackberries and basil
  2. Add lime juice & simple syrup & vodka
  3. Add ice and shake well
  4. Dump all ingredients and ice into glass (no straining on this one)
  5. Garnish with blackberries & basil leaf

4. Pomegranate Margarita


 

One of the most exciting things about using pomegranate is that crushing it adds a really cool flavor to the drink. This has to be one of the most ordered and loved ladies night cocktails at the bars because it packs so much flavor. You are adding pomegranate, orange juice and lime juice which is 3 fruits already and then mix it with some tequila. Isn’t that exciting! 

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of fresh ginger 
  • 1 oz fresh Pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice 
  • .75 oz agave
  • .5 oz fresh orange juice
  • 2 oz tequila 
  • Chili lime salt

Preparation

  1. Muddle ginger & lime juice in shaker tin
  2. Add agave, pomegranate juice, squeeze of orange juice and tequila 
  3. Shake well with ice 
  4. Strain over ice into rocks glass 
  5. Garnish w/ lime and pomegranate seeds

 

5. Apple Pie Mule 

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!, well an Apple pie mule at a girl’s party, keeps the party exciting whole night. Even though it may have not rhymed. This drink is made with one of the most universal fruits. No matter from which part of the world you’re reading this article. You can easily get a hold of an apple and make this amazing fruity cocktail.  

Ingredient

  • 1.5 oz cinnamon stick infused bourbon 
  • .5 oz apple jack 
  • 4 apple slices 
  • .5 oz lime juice 
  • Ginger beer

Preparation

  1. Infuse 3 cinnamon sticks in your favorite bourbon for 2 days
  2. Slice apple into 1 inch chunks
  3. Add to shaker tin 
  4. Add fresh lemon juice 
  5. Muddle well 
  6. Add Apple Jack andcinnamon infused bourbon 
  7. Shake well with ice
  8. Strain over ice into moscow mule mug 
  9. Top with ginger beer
  10. Slice apple garnish
  11. Grill apple slice
  12. Garnish w/ grilled apple slice and cinnamon stick

6. Blood Orange Negroni Punch

The name blood already tells you that this is a drink that’s visually enticing. It packs the gin cocktail along with a hint of orange. What’s great about such a drink is that it will only take you 15 minutes to prepare and this recipe can serve around 8 people.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blood orange juice, plus 1 blood orange, thinly sliced into wheels for garnishing
  • 2 lemons, peels zested for lemon twists, lemons reserved for another use
  • 1 cup Campari
  • 1 cup gin
  • 1/4 cup sweet vermouth
  • 6 cups club soda, chilled

Preparation

  1. Prepare your ice block and fill the container with 3/4th water
  2. Add lemon twists and freeze until it becomes solid
  3. Freeze for 6 hours
  4. Take a punch bowl and pour in blood orange juice, campari, gin and vermouth
  5. Add ice block and club soda
  6. Float the blood orange wheels on top around ice

7. Red Velvet

No matter what flavor or form we are served the red velvet. We always tend to like it. Whether it is a cake or an ice-cream. Red velvet is a great combination. The red velvet cocktail is an amazing drink that will give all the ladies at the party a caffeine kick. Preparation is very simple and requires very less ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Pink champagne or sparkling rose
  • Stout beer
  • Small pinch ground espresso
  • Orange twists

Preparation

  1. Fill 2 flutes three-quarters of the way with pink champagne or sparkling rose.
  2. Top with stout beer and garnish each with a small pinch ground espresso and an orange twist.

8. Strawberry Prosecco Sparkler

Since we are talking about fruity cocktails here, how can we miss the mighty strawberries. They add a great natural sweet taste to your cocktail. You can also improve the uniqueness by adding multiple types of berries.

Ingredients

  • 6 sugar cubes
  • Angostura bitters
  • 750 milliliter bottle prosecco, champagne or other sparkling wine
  • 4 thinly sliced strawberries

Preparation

  1. Drop a sugar cube into each of 6 glasses
  2. douse with a few dashes of bitters.
  3. Pour prosecco over top
  4. garnish with sliced strawberries

9. Red Mojitos

You may have always heard of the mojitos which are one of the oldest and most widely recognized cocktails. Have it virgin or otherwise, everyone loves their mojitos. The red mojitos is a variation of the classic mojitos where you add the cranberry juice which gives it the red color and so the name.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 7 mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, quartered
  • 1 1/2 ounces light rum (optional)
  • Ice as per need
  • 2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces tonic

Preparation

  1. Muddle sugar, mint and lime in highball glass.
  2. Add rum (if using) and ice
  3. top off with juice, tonic.
  4. Stir.

10. Lavanda

Now this may not be a fruity cocktail that ladies are expecting but it is indeed worth mentioning. Ladies love lavender and the lavanda is a drink made from the mighty lavenders. This flower based cocktail can be quite refreshing when it comes to a ladies get-together.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon fresh lavender leaves (or 2 teaspoons dried lavender leaves), plus 1 spig for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons gin
  • Ice cubes
  • Prosecco, chilled

Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, 1/4 cup fresh lavender leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried lavender) and 1 1/2 cups water.
  2. Bring to a low boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes. Let cool.
  4. In a shaker, combine the remaining 1 teaspoon fresh or dried lavender leaves, the gin and 1 1/2 tablespoons lavender syrup (reserve the remaining syrup for another use);
  5. muddle, using a wooden spoon.
  6. Add ice cubes and shake.
  7. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute and top with prosecco. Garnish with the lavender sprig.

11. Melon patch

How about watermelon and gin based cocktail. The melon patch is a classic summer based fruity cocktail perfect for your ladies gossip parties. This drink requires some watermelon cubes, gin and lime juice with some rosemary. Very easy to make and perfect for those summers.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 4 1 inch pieces watermelon
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Champagne
  • Watermelon wedges

Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan, simmer water and sugar and rosemary until the sugar dissolves,
  2. After about 5 minutes; let it cool.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, crush watermelon with a muddler or wooden spoon.
  4. Fill the shaker with ice, then add gin, rosemary syrup and lemon juice; shake well.
  5. Strain into 2 flutes.
  6. Top with champagne and garnish each with a watermelon wedge.

12. Winter Sangria

We just talked about the drink for summer. Here’s the winter version of sangria which you ladies are going to enjoy during the winters. It has all the fruits we love, from cherries to berries, from apple to pomegranate.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened black cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds (from 1 pomegranate)
  • 1 navel orange, halved and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored and thinly sliced into wedges
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 cups seltzer, chilled
  • 1 cup ginger ale, chilled
  • Ice as per your need

Preparation

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the cherry juice, pomegranate seeds, orange, apple and maple syrup
  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Stir in the seltzer and ginger ale.
  4. Serve over ice.

13. Pink Torpedoes

Pink torpedoes is a strawberry based drink that needs to be prepared 3 days in advance. It is prepared with the base of vodka and tastes quite good. With a preparation time of just 5 minutes, it’s one of the quickest drinks to be made so if you get to know the ladies are coming on an impromptu meet. This drink can be made quick and dazzle the girls.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vodka, chilled
  • 1 1/2 pints strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar
  • Limoncello
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle sparkling wine, chilled
  • 6 sugar cubes

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the vodka, two-thirds of the sliced strawberries and the granulated sugar.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature until the vodka turns pink, about 6 hours.
  3. Refrigerate overnight or up to 3 days.
  4. Strain the vodka and divide among 6 tall glasses.
  5. Add a splash of limoncello to each glass and top off with the sparkling wine.
  6. Drop in a sugar cube and garnish with the remaining strawberry slices.

14. Blackberry-Ginger Sour Highballs

The blackberry ginger sour highballs is a great fruity cocktail that rocks a unique punch due to the addition of thinly sliced ginger. Ginger is one of the unique elements in this cocktail that makes it so amazing. The blackberries give it the right fruity flavor that we are talking about in this article. This is also a cocktail to be had in one of our copper mugs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blackberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup gin
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, plus lemon slices for garnish
  • Ice as per your need
  • 1 12 ounce can club soda
  • Mint sprig, for garnish

Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup blackberries, the sugar, ginger and 1/4 cup water to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool, then strain, discarding the solids.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine the gin, lemon juice and blackberry-ginger syrup.
  4. Fill the pitcher with ice and stir vigorously. Fill 6 tall glasses with ice.
  5. Pour the chilled liquid into the glasses, holding back the melted ice in the pitcher.
  6. Top off each drink with the club soda, then garnish with blackberries, a lemon slice and min

15. Rosemary Ruby Cocktails

Rosemary is known to give a unique flavor to anything that you use it for. Whether it’s your food or your drink. It’s one ingredient that can be added multiple times. The rosemary ruby drink has its name due to its color. You can add some red grapefruit juice or even replace that with a similar tasting fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 cups ruby-red grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka
  • 3/4 teaspoon bitters
  • Ice cubes

Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water, sugar and 6 rosemary sprigs to a boil.
  2. Lower the heat and simmer until the liquid is clear, about 5 minutes.
  3. Let cool; discard the rosemary.
  4. In a pitcher, combine the grapefruit juice, vodka, bitters and 3/4 cup rosemary-sugar syrup.
  5. Pour into 6 rocks glasses filled with ice cubes and garnish each with a rosemary sprig

Conclusion

Now you have a great list of all the 15 best fruity cocktails to make your ladies night more exciting and fun filled. The best part about all the drinks listed above is that they have been curated in such a way that everyone has an option so you can even bookmark these ladies night cocktails. Whether you’re taking the girls outside to some place or have just invited them at home. We have made sure to cater to every need of yours.


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