Galentine’s Day cocktails with Cointreau

Cointreau Summer Cocktails

Whether you’re single and ready to mingle this Valentine’s Day or in a happy, healthy relationship with your significant other, there’s plenty of reason to celebrate love. This year we’re going to be having a Cointreau-fuelled Galentine’s Day on Feb 14th, complete with cute movies, snacks and some summery cocktails up on Kristen’s (hopefully) sunny roof.

If you’re keen to make some yum cocktails too, here are three delicious recipes you can easily make at home, paired with three tasty snacks to nibble on.

Grilled Strawberry Margarita Cointreau

The Roasted Strawberry Margarita

Sweet with a hint of savoury, this moreish margarita is set to be your drink of the summer. Pair this one with some bruschetta piled high with cherry tomatoes, torn mozzarella and plenty of fresh basil.

Ingredients

  • 30 ML Cointreau
  • 60 ML Mezcal
  • 30 ML Fresh lime juice
  • 60 ML Roasted strawberry puree

Method

To make roasted strawberry purée: Remove strawberry tops, broil-char in oven. Let cool. Place in blender. Fine strain. 

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and fine strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with lime and roasted strawberry.

Grilled Watermelon Margarita Cointreau

Grilled Watermelon Margarita

Grilling fruit gives it such a delicious warmth and depth, so Cointreau has done it again here with summery watermelon. This watermelon marg has a spicy rim, so dig into a creamy, rich burrata with some crusty bread while you sip on this one.

Ingredients

  • 30 ML Cointreau
  • 60 ML Tequila
  • 30 ML Fresh lime juice
  • 15 ML Grilled watermelon syrup
  • 15 ML Fresh grapefruit juice

Method

To make grilled watermelon syrup: Cut watermelon into slices and grill until both sides of the watermelon have grill marks.

After letting cool, blend with simple syrup (1:1) and then fine strain. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and fine strain over ice into a tajin-salted rocks glass. (3:1 tajin to kosher salt). Garnish with a lime wheel.

Strawberry Margarita Cointreau

Summer Margarita

A drink this fresh deserves to be complemented by an equally as fresh food pairing. Sip on this zesty strawberry margarita while sharing a plate of fresh oysters with your Valentine or Galentine, topped off with a squeeze of fresh lemon or some vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  • 30 mL Cointreau
  • 50 mL Tequila
  • 20 mL Lime
  • 4 Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 Bar spoon of sugar syrup

Method

Rim the glass with some salt. Combine Cointreau, tequila, lime and strawberries in a shaker with ice. Muddle it, shake it and strain it. Garnish with a mint sprig on the top of your glass to bring some freshness.

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