Instead of going out, switch up your Friday night by having the girls over and being your own bartender! We love a good cocktail (and we’ve got the recipes to prove it), so consider this your Lulus guide to curating your own perfect happy hour menu. Whether you like to sip on something crisp and bubbly or sweet and fruity, we’ve been mixing up our take on cocktail faves for years and we have just the drink to get your girls’ night going. Read on for a list of our top ten favorite cocktails from the Lulus blog and a couple of our favorite entertaining tips too!
Our most recent cocktail recipe is quickly becoming one of our favorites! Super simple and with no additional tools necessary, this is the ultimate pour-and-sip drink for your next night in.
Lillet Rose might just be one of our best discoveries from the past year. Floral and refreshing, this aperitif adds an elevated element to a standard juice and sparkling wine cocktail. Bonus: the bottle will look gorgeous in the background of your Stories.
Arguably one of the prettiest cocktails we’ve ever concocted, the La Fleurette is ultimate girly #goals. If you can’t find gold-rimmed coupe glasses to serve it in, a standard Champagne flute will do just fine and still look stunning.
This classic French cocktail is super simple – just add creme de cassis to some sparkling wine and you’re set! Spruce it up with cute garnishes or trade the black currant liqueur for Chambord to give it a raspberry twist.
Basically autumn in a glass, this brandy and cider sipper is sweet yet spicy, thanks to the cinnamon rim. Pair this beverage with a board game and some cozy blankets for a cute and cuddly evening.
Savor every sip of this fall cocktail – creme de mure can be a little bit pricey! It’s well worth it, though, as it gives this drink a luscious flavor and pretty, rich color. Special occasion or not, it’s absolutely something to pour when you feel like celebrating!
Pay homage to the ultimate girl gang with a sweet and sassy cocktail based on the famous SatC foursome and their love for Cosmos. Decidedly different from the original recipe (tequila takes the place of vodka, passionfruit subs for cranberry), this drink is no less worthy of a full night of gossip and girl talk.
Feeling sad to see the sunshine go? Keep summer water firmly in your happy hour rotation with our delicious frozen rosé recipe. Topped with St. Germain and a few pretty petals, this drink will transport you to summer well into fall and winter.
Embrace fall aaaalllllll the way with this spiked take on the season’s most famous drink. Sweet and cozy, with or without the added rum and coffee liqueur, this beverage is warm, delicious, and perfectly pumpkin-y.
Last but not least, check out this refreshing margarita recipe from super chic blogger, Sivan Ayla. Watermelon may be on its way out of season, but you can almost always find the pre-cut containers in the grocery store. This marg is definitely worth it!
Now that you’ve got some options for what to sip on, see our tips for how to make your happy hour at home even better than a night on the town!
What’s a girls’ night without something to snack on? Check out our tips on how to build the perfect charcuterie board to serve with your cocktails.
Most of our recipes are super simple to make, but they occasionally require a few bar tools. Keep all your barware organized and stylish with our tips on how to put together the perfect bar cart.
Have any entertaining tips for us? Share them in the comments!