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13th Feb 2018

Forget true love and celebrate Galentine’s Day with these tasty cocktail treats

Jade Hayden

freya vodka

If you haven’t heard of Galentine’s Day you’ve been missing out, girl.

For years now, everyone’s been giving out about the oppressive and overtly commercial nature of Valentine’s Day.

And we, honestly, would be inclined to agree.

After all, who wants to go out and spend an evening in a cramped restaurant, drop a load of cash on a meal that’s definitely worth it, lose a week’s wages on a present that nobody really wants anyway, and pretend that you’re happy?

Nobody, that’s who.

And we’re not bitter at all.

One thing we are up for doing though is spending some time with our mates, or better yet – our ‘gals’ – for Galentine’s Day.

Think Valentine’s Day but without the pressure to enjoy yourself, or being broke afterwards, or having to deal with loved-up couples in the real-life world.


Galentine’s Day is about friendship, loyalty, and most importantly, not needing a significant other to be happy.

It’s not an official holiday just yet but we’re pretty confident that over the next few years, Galentine’s Day could become as big (commercialised) and as popular (loathed by all) as V-Day itself.

But in the meantime, we’ll just continue hanging out with our mates on February 13 and ignoring how totally and utterly alone we are.

And what better way to do that than with a few sneaky Galentine’s Day cocktails?

We know, we know, it’s Tuesday.

But sure look, if you can’t treat yourself to a pre-mid-week beverage, who can you treat?

(Or just make these drinks on the weekend instead, either or.)

The following recipes are made using Freya vodka and we have to say – if you’re indulging on these lads with the girls in the comfort of your own home, you’ll be doing quite well for yourself.

They’re fairly fancy after all.

The Nymphe

  • 50ml Freya Birch Spirit 
  • 25ml Homemade blueberry and sage syrup
  • 20ml Lemon juice
  • Shake and top with a yellow chartreuse air

Silk Weaver

  • 50ml Freya Birch Spirit
  • 20ml Rosemary and Aperol Reduction
  • Champagne
  • Build in sling glass, top with Champagne
  • Garnish with rosemary 

Guns and Roses

  • 50ml Freya Birch Spirit
  • 15ml House Citrus liquor Blend
  • 15ml Triple Rose Syrup
  • 10ml Lime Juice
  • 100ml Soda Water
  • Built over cubed ice.
  • Garnish with Cucumber slice, Rose Bud and crushed pink peppercorn