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Girly Drinks: 33 Best & Most Common Staples Every Girl’s Gotta Know

There’s nothing better than getting together with your friends for a girl’s night out! Try some of these girly drinks to make the night even better.

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Let’s face it, sometimes nights out are just better without the boys! Plus, planning a girly catch-up can be so much fun. So, whether you’ve got an hour or two to spare in the day to meet up for a quick tipple, or you are going all out on a huge night out with your best girlfriends, these girly drinks are perfect to order or create at home to get you in the mood for fun!

Girly drinks you need to try

Whether out on the town or enjoying a girl’s night in, these girly drinks will impress your girlfriends. Some of them are pretty straightforward, while others require a bit of prepping and planning.

Why not challenge each other to whip up your best cocktails – loser has to take a shot!


There is a lot to be said for keeping it simple on a girly night out. So, it goes without saying that wine, as a perfect girly drink staple, is the perfect choice for your drinking menu.

Sometimes you just can’t go wrong with a delicious bottle or two of wine as you talk about anything and everything together!

1. White wine

White wine is cool and refreshing, so it’s best served chilled. The best time to drink white wine is served at a dinner party with fish or white meats, or just during a night out! [Reads: How to have fun with friends: 30 really fun ways to beat boredom]

2. Red wine

Red wine is warming and perfect for winter nights, getting cozy with your girlfriends in a great bar, or relaxing on the sofa at home! Once again, you can’t go wrong with a classic.

3. Rosé

Rosé is the ultimate girly wine that goes down a treat on a hot day! Combining white and red wine for the best of both worlds, it’s then no wonder it’s such a widely popular drink.

4. Prosecco

Who doesn’t love a delicious glass of prosecco every now and again? It’s light and fizzy and a perfect treat—just don’t let those bubbles go to your head!

5. Champagne

Who says that champagne has to be reserved for special occasions?! Whipping out a bottle of champagne and sharing it with your girlfriends turns any gathering into a true celebration.

It’s the perfect girly drink for occasions such as bachelorette parties and baby showers, or cozy nights in with a takeaway. There are no rules!


If you are in the party mood, downing the odd shot or two is a great way to get the atmosphere more lively, setting you up for the night ahead.

Girly shots tend to steer clear of the hard stuff and stick to simpler and less alcoholic types, so let’s have a look at some of the best shots to have on a girl’s night out.

Just remember not to do too many otherwise you might have to call it a night before you even make it to the dance floor! [Read: How to avoid a hangover]

6. Apple Sourz

Apple Sourz is a perfect girly drink to shot on a girl’s night out. It’s not too strong, and the sweet/sour apple taste means it’s pretty easy to do a shot of!

7. Tuaca

Tuaca is sweet and sticky and toffee-like in flavor. So, if you’re not big on downing shots of tequila on a night out, this could be the one for you! [Read: Surefire ways to keep it classy at a party]

8. Baileys

Baileys is another pretty easy drink to take as a shot. Its chocolate-flavored Mand has a creamy texture which makes it pretty girly. If shots aren’t your thing, then why not add some ice and enjoy it long?

9. Watermelon vodka

Let’s face it, vodka can be one of the worst spirits to take a shot off. Without any flavoring or mixers, its taste is often likened to lighter fluid or petrol, and for good reason!

However, if you still want the alcoholic kick of a strong shot without the foul taste, you can’t go wrong with watermelon vodka. With its fruity taste, it’s like taking a shot of summer before hitting the dance floor with your girls. What could be better than that?

10. Pineapple upside-down shot

This one is a mouthful, and it’s way more complex than any of the other shots we’ve listed, but you won’t mind all of that once you actually try one for yourself.

A delicious blend of vanilla vodka, grenadine, and pineapple juice, garnished with a maraschino cherry, this shot might well be the easiest shot to take if you’re not the best shot-taker.


1 ounce vanilla vodka

1 ounce pineapple juice

A splash of Grenadine

A maraschino cherry to decorate!


Pour vanilla vodka and pineapple juice into a shot glass.

Add just a splash of grenadine to achieve the iconic layered look of the pineapple upside-down shot.

Garnish with a maraschino cherry and enjoy your girly shot!

Long drinks

Long drinks are the perfect solution if you’re looking for something a little bit more elevated than wine but don’t have the skills to craft your own cocktails.

All you need is a dash of alcohol, a lot of mixer, and maybe some ice if you feel like it. Long drinks are fizzy and fun and perfect to enjoy with your girlfriends, so read on for some long-drink inspiration.

11. Peach Schnapps and lemonade

This sweet and fizzy drink is the perfect starter drink for a girly night out. Although be careful – this drink is so sweet that you can easily forget just how much alcohol you’re drinking!

12. Long vodka

Vodka with a dash of bitters, lime cordial, and lemonade is all you need for this drink. As the girly drink with the ideal sweet/sour combination to get you in the party mood, you can never go wrong with a long vodka.

13. Gin and Tonic

Gin and Tonic is a sophisticated drink to share with your friends. If a G+T isn’t your favorite, then there are lots of ways to make them more interesting.

Try adding mint and cucumber or even a squeeze of fresh orange or grapefruit instead of lime for an exciting twist. [Read: Make the most of your girl’s night by trying these fun ideas]


Going out for cocktails is the ideal way to have a fantastic girly night out. They are fun, colorful, and also very sophisticated!

So, whether you like them sweet or sour, long or short, these girly cocktails are sure to go down well—whatever the occasion.

14. Sangria

Looking for something fruity and refreshing with a sophisticated twist? Then why not try a glass of Sangria?

A mix of wine, liquor, and fruits, a glass of Sangria goes down perfectly at picnics and BBQs too. [Read: Party hours: What your favorite drink says about you]


Fresh fruit of your choice – the great thing about Sangrias is that they really leave you enough room to experiment and play around with what and how much fruit you can use. For a traditional Sangria, opt for apples and oranges, but if you’re feeling wild, try any combination of red berries, plums, pears, and or lemons!

A bottle of red wine

1/2 cup of brandy

1/2 cup of orange juice


Chop up your fruit, put it all into a large jug or bowl, and muddle.

Pour in your orange juice and brandy, then leave the mixture in the fridge for an hour.

Add your red wine and any more fruit for a more girly flare, and serve!

15. Margarita

Tequila, orange liqueur, and more tequila – that’s basically all a margarita is made of! If you’re the type who believes that every night out should end with you on the floor, then don’t shy away from the margarita. But don’t say that we didn’t warn you…


1 1/2 ounce tequila

3/4 ounce lime juice

1 ounce triple sec


Salt and a lime wedge for the garnish


Garnish your glass – if you don’t know how to do that, rub a lime wedge along the rim of your glass and then dip the wettened rim into a plate of salt.

Pour ice, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake!

Pour the shaken cocktail into your garnished glass and viola!

16. Strawberry margarita

If you fancy a girly twist on the classic margarita, then try the strawberry margarita. It has a slightly sweeter taste and a girly pink color too! With lots of strawberries and lots of tequila, these margaritas go down well at any time of year.


1 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries

1 1/2 ounce tequila

3/4 ounce lime juice

1 ounce triple sec


Salt and a lime wedge to garnish


Garnish your glass

Put the strawberries, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice into a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.

Pour your frozen drink into your prepped glass and maybe top it all off with a strawberry garnish if you want to make this girly drink even better.

17. Sidecar

A heady mix of cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice, this cocktail is super sophisticated and sexy!

Out of all these cocktails, the Sidecar is perhaps lesser-known, so if you want to wow everyone at the bar, this is a great choice.


2 ounces cognac

3/4 ounce triple sec

3/4 ounce lemon juice


Lemon peel and sugar to garnish


Garnish your glass.

Add your cognac, triple sec, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker and, once again, shake, shake, shake!

Pour into your garnished glass. It’s that simple!

18. Appletini

For lovers of a fruity drink, this couldn’t get more apple-y! An apple martini is made up of vodka, apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, and/or apple brandy!

If you like your drinks to be refreshing with a slight crisp to them, look no further than the Appletini.


1 1/2 ounces apple liqueur

2 ounces vodka

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

Ice cubes

Green apple slice for a cute garnish


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, vodka, apple liqueur, and lemon juice. Shake until the shaker feels cold.

Pour your cocktail into your glass.

If you feel like it, pop a cute green apple slice on your glass rim for extra pizazz!

19. Strawberry mojito

Lime juice, strawberries, rum, syrup, mint leaves, and soda water make up this sweet and refreshing cocktail—which is also known as the perfect summer drink! [Read: Healthy summer trends and what they can do for you]


Strawberries *we recommend 10 but choose however many you prefer*

2 chopped limes

2 mint sprigs

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 1/2 cups white rum

2 1/2 cups carbonated water


Muddle your fruit and sugar in a large jug.

Bruise the mint leaves before adding them to your muddled fruit.

Finally, pour in your ice, rum, and sparkling water and serve to your friends.

20. Bellini

Prosecco and peach nectar—could you get more girly and sophisticated than that? With such a short recipe list, this is the perfect drink to make at home for a fun girl’s night in.


16 ounces of prosecco

4 peaches *stoned, skinned, and chopped – ready for a blender*

1 tablespoon of sugar

1/4 cup water


Add your peaches, sugar, and water into a blender and blend until you have peach purée.

Strain your purée into your glass *or however many glasses you have for your girlfriends* and pour in the prosecco.

Serve with a spoon to help stir in the purée.

21. Cosmo

If you want to embrace your inner Carrie Bradshaw, this ultimate Sex and the City drink should be your go-to drink. A Cosmopolitan is just cranberry juice, fresh lime, and triple sec, with a hearty slug of vodka, of course!


1 1/2 ounces lemon vodka

3/4 ounce Cointreau

1/2 ounce cranberry juice cocktail

3/4 ounce lime juice


Lime wedge to garnish


Pour your vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice cocktail, lime juice, and ice into a cocktail shaker and shake it all together.

Strain your yummy cosmo into a glass and garnish with a lime wedge for some extra class.

22. Sex on the Beach

As fun as staying in and making cocktails with your girls is, it’s way more fun to order this drink in public! Not only is it a giggle-inducer, but it’s also an incredibly sweet, fruity drink that makes you forget you’re even drinking alcohol.

Hidden behind peach schnapps and cranberry juice, the vodka in this drink is indistinguishable, so you might as well order a pitcher of this drink for the table!


1 ounce vodka

1 ounce orange juice

1 ounce cranberry juice

1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps

An orange wedge and a cherry for a tropical garnish


Pour everything into a glass, preferably a chilled glass or a glass already filled with ice.

Make this drink look extra impressive with an orange-wedge-and-cherry garnish!

23. Strawberry lemonade vodka

A simple cocktail, a strawberry lemonade vodka is an easy at-home drink to make. All you need is on the tin: strawberries, lemonade, and vodka.

This is another one of those girly drinks that are perfect to sip on while relaxing in the summer sun.

24. Malibu and Cola

For another summery yet easy-to-make cocktail, why not try a Malibu and Cola? With the yummy coconut flavor mixed with the fizziness of the Cola, it’s a true testament to the idea that cocktails don’t need to be complicated or fancy to be amazing. [Read: Popular alcoholic drinks: How to prepare them to impress anyone]

25. Blue Hawaiian

However, if you are the type of girl who prefers her intricate cocktails, nothing is more exciting-looking than the Blue Hawaiian.

The unique selling point of this drink is its unique blue color, but the refreshing combination of rum, coconut, and pineapple juice is sure to have you coming back for more.


2 ounces pineapple juice

1 ounce light rum

1 ounce cream of coconut

1 ounce blue Curacao liqueur

1 cup crushed ice

A pineapple slice and maraschino cherry to garnish


To make this slushie-like drink, add your ice, pineapple juice, blue Curacao, cream of coconut, and rum into a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth.

Pour your cocktail into a glass and garnish with a pineapple and maraschino cherry to make this girly drink pop!

26. Mai Tai

If you’re looking for something different, then Mai Tai’s are the perfect tiki drink for a girl’s night out. Made up of rum, orange curaçao, syrup, and lime juice, this girly drink is perfect to share with your girls!


1 1/2 ounces white rum

3/4 ounce lime juice

3/4 orange Curacao

1/2 ounce dark rum

1/2 ounce amaretto



Add Curacao, white rum, amaretto, lime juice, and ice into a cocktail shaker and shake until the shaker is cold enough to form its own layer of condensation.

Strain your cocktail into a glass.

Float the dark rum over the top for some flair.

27. Pina Colada

If you like Pina Colada… you know the rest. If this drink wasn’t such a good girly drink, then it wouldn’t have made its way into a famous song!

All it takes is a little bit of pineapple juice, rum, and coconut to make this drink and also make a good night out even better.


1/2 cup pineapple juice

1/4 cup white rum

1/4 cream of coconut

To garnish, don’t forget the pineapple wedge


Pour all of the ingredients, along with some ice, into a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.

Pour into your glass and add your pineapple wedge to the rim of your glass to make your drink even more tropical.

28. Cherry bubblecake

Isn’t this cocktail fun to say? Even though it sounds unique, and maybe even confusing with the cake part, it’s actually a really simple drink. All the drink requires is prosecco, cherry liqueur, amaretto, and syrup.


6 ounces prosecco

1 ounce cherry liqueur

1 ounce amaretto

A dash of simple syrup


Drop a cherry into the bottom of your glass for girly effect.

Pour in the cherry liqueur, amaretto, and simple syrup.

To finish it off, top up your glass with prosecco.

Non-alcoholic girly drinks

As fun as nights out with your best girlfriends are, sometimes it’s also nice to meet up with the girls without drinking any alcohol!

Meeting up in the day for a catch-up or just having a fun gathering of your best girlfriends over a soft drink can be a great way to spend some quality time together without things getting too raucous!

Here are some great girly drinks to enjoy without fear of a hangover.

29. Cappuccino

A sophisticated cappuccino is a perfect pick-me-up, and also a great excuse to drink some caffeine and meet with your friends at the same time.

Lounge in a cool coffee shop with your friends and have a chat over a hot mug of cappuccino. Meeting for coffee makes you feel very European, you know! [Read: 18 ways to build lasting friendships]

30. Milkshakes

Sweet, cold, and frothy, what’s not to love about a girly milkshake from time to time?!

If you choose to make your own milkshakes at home, that’s even more fun! There are hundreds of thousands of milkshake recipes out there, but Insanely Good Recipes provides a wonderful hub to find all the wonderful and whacky milkshake recipes you could ever dream of!

We recommend you check them out to find your next favorite milkshake. [Insanelygoodrecipes.com: 30 easy milkshake recipes to make at home]

31. Pink lemonade

Pink lemonade is the perfect drink to serve at picnics or barbeques in the summer as an alternative to alcohol because it is the ultimate fizzy girly drink. It’s certainly a drink that should keep all the drivers happy!

31. Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate is a great winter warmer. It’s sweet and delicious and also makes you feel all warm and snuggly inside.

For the ultimate hot chocolate, go all out with lashings of squirty cream, marshmallows, and a dusting of cocoa powder too!

32. Iced tea

Iced tea is a delightfully refreshing summer beverage that is cool and delicious and makes you feel a little bit sophisticated too! [Read: 32 awesome sleepover ideas for a fun night with friends]

33. Herbal tea

There are so many different types of herbal tea out there, so there is sure to be something for everyone. Why not host your own girly tea party and offer a selection? In pretty teapots, of course!

How to serve your perfect girly drinks at home

Remember, making a drink girly can be just as much about how you serve it as the ingredients that are in it. So if you want to make your drinks truly girly, think about serving them in fun mugs, colorful long glasses, or pretty cocktail glasses.

Put a coating of sugar around the rim, decorate with fruit peel swirls or wedges, and get some fun and colorful cocktail umbrellas for the side too! Because there’s no such thing as a drink that’s too girly.

[Read: Fun challenges to do with friends – The funniest things you can do]

Girl time is the best time, so whether you plan a party at your home, a quick daytime meet-up, or a glamorous night out on the town, these 33 girly drinks are great for any girly get-together!

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Preeti Tewari Serai
Preeti Serai
Preeti, the founder of LovePanky, is an eternal optimist and believer in the beauty of love and life. With an exhaustive experience in love, relationships, and ...