Single and ready to drink a li’l

Cocktails for drinking with your single gals n’ pals

By Natalie Serafini, Assistant Editor

What’s better than friends? Friends with drinks in hand! Show some appreciation for your pals by mixing them up a few cocktails this Valentine’s Day.

Kiwi Colada — because a ki-wee bit of rum is as good as a wee bit of bum
5 peeled kiwis, divided
3 cups ice
1/4 cup light rum
1/4 cup Midori
3 tablespoons cream of coconut
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

Slice up four of your kiwis into quarters, and put them in a blender. Place the remaining kiwi to the side. Add ice and the rest of the ingredients to the blender and process until smooth. Strain the mixture through a sieve and into a pitcher, discarding any seeds. Use the remaining kiwi as a garnish for your glasses.


Pink Lemonade Margarita — because a Lonely Hearts Club isn’t complete without tequila and a pinch of Valentine’s Day pink
1 (12 ounce) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 (12 ounce) cans of cold water, using the empty pink lemonade can
1 (12 ounce) bottle of tequila
6 ounces Grand Marnier (use the 12-ounce pink lemonade can and fill halfway)
Ice cubes
Salt to rim the glass
1 lime, sliced into wedges

Mix all of the ingredients (minus ice cubes, salt, and lime) in a pitcher. Chill in the fridge for minimum one hour before serving, or blend mixture with ice for a frozen version. Serve, with ice, in salt-rimmed glasses with a lime wedge to garnish.


Tom Collins — because who needs every Tom, Dick, and Harry when you’ve got Tom Collins!
3 shots seltzer
1 shot lemon juice
2 shots gin

Mix up in individual glasses, garnish with twist of lemon