Valentine’s Day Cocktail and Mocktail

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I thought it would be fun to share a Valentine’s Day cocktail & mocktail that’s perfectly paired with girlfriends and entertaining! These can easily be made into a cocktail (just throw in some tequila, vodka or gin) but taste just as delicious as a mocktail. Light, refreshing and festive in pink. Everyone will go crazy for these almost-too-pretty-to-drink sips! Thyme for a little fun! (see what I did there?)


VALENTHYME’S GRAPEFRUIT DELIGHT | RECIPE BELOW


When it comes to holiday entertaining, I always scope out Bed Bath & Beyond. I’m able to easily find what I’m looking for with simple search categories. Whether you’re on the hunt for Valentine’s Day gifts, decor, baking, or dining — they seriously have it all. I’m a longtime fan of the brand and generally seek out these partnerships because I shop here so much!

I thought it would be fun to invite some girlfriends over to sip, relax and catch up. It’s always a good idea to have a mocktail version available for friends/family that aren’t able to drink. Sharing the recipe below, just scroll down! 


 

gin grapefruit cocktail, valentines day cocktail, grapefruit juice cocktails

gin grapefruit cocktail, valentines day cocktail, grapefruit juice cocktails

gin grapefruit cocktail, valentines day cocktail, grapefruit juice cocktails

gin grapefruit cocktail, valentines day cocktail, grapefruit juice cocktails

gin grapefruit cocktail, valentines day cocktail, grapefruit juice cocktails

gin grapefruit cocktail, valentines day cocktail, grapefruit juice cocktails

WHAT I BOUGHT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY ENTERTAINING

  • I use this belly pitcher whenever I’m entertaining (especially in the summer months) because I love the design. It’s made in Italy but beyond affordable. Dishwasher safe and versatile. This brand has close to 200 products and everything is highly rated.
  • These heart cork coasters were too cute to pass up. A pack of 4 for under $2! I just adore the little heart cut-outs, and they’re perfect for entertaining. I know people who have gotten these for their wedding, too! They have these year-round.
  • Stemless wine glasses will always be in style. These are the exact ones I got because they have 90 5-star reviews. A set of 12 for under $20! (even more if you have a coupon – join Bed Bath & Beyond email list!) I think they look beyond chic for the occasion, don’t you? Versatile!
  • ‘Love’ wall decor that I clearly didn’t use on the wall! It’s another piece I thought would function year-round, and look cute in my daughter’s nursery. I put it on the coffee table with the cocktails to add a festive, yet chic touch. Oh, and bonus that it’s from Ellen Degeneres’s line! I can’t get enough of her!
  • A white rectangular tray that’s under $13! Another versatile piece that I use for charcuterie boards, cocktails, desserts, etc.
  • Hearts plush throw blanket: For when we’re all lounging on the couch and catching up. This design is so cute and festive – couldn’t resist!

GIN GRAPEFRUIT COCKTAIL OR MOCKTAIL

This recipe is simple yet delicious! Since I’m such a big fan of grapefruit (they’re the prettiest fruit EVER) I wanted to create a cocktail around it. I put a few slices in the pitcher along with lemon, thyme, and grapefruit soda. I also added in a real rose for presentation — after all, it is Valentine’s Day! I thought the ingredients looked so chic inside the pitcher. Definitely set the mood, and the girls loved it.

VALENTHYME’S GRAPEFRUIT DELIGHT

  • 2 grapefruits (juiced) and some slices for garnish/presentation
  • 1/4 cup of grapefruit soda (or regular club soda)
  • A splash of lime juice
  • Sprigs of fresh thyme (to personal taste)
  • ice (this cocktail does taste better chilled)
  • 1 shot of vodka, tequila or gin (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pour in grapefruit juice, lime juice and soda into pitcher/glass
  2. Add alcohol in if desired (tequila, vodka or gin)
  3. Add ice — I personally think this drink tastes better chilled, but can be served without.
  4. Add thyme
  5. Garnish with grapefruit slices, lemon and a rose (if desired)

This post is in partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond! Thanks for supporting brands that make Happily Inspired possible! xx

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