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Think Pink: Sip On This

February is the perfect time to channel all things pink—including your drinks! Whether you’d like to treat yourself, celebrate with friends, or enjoy time with that special someone, get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with one of these blushing sippers.

Secret Admirer


Secret Admirer at Pink Martini

6700 Lone Tree Boulevard, Suite 100, Rocklin, 916-773-7465,
Your secret crush won’t be so secret anymore after you order them one of these. Pink gin, rose water, apple brandy, a hint of lemon, egg white, and Liquid Alchemist’s grenadine syrup pack a sophisticated punch. The bartender then sprays bitters over Valentine-themed stencils for romantic touches on top, like hearts and even “I love you.”

Pink Squirrel


Pink Squirrel at Poor Red’s Bar-B-Q

6221 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado, 530-622-2901,
An ode to the 1950s Golden Cadillac cocktail, one order of this drink comes in two glasses (a tall glass and an old-school champagne glass), making it the ultimate choice for sharing a Valentine’s Day toast. Almond-flavored crème liqueur (Crème de Noyaux) is combined with cream and white crème de cacao for a decadent treat. Cheers!

Watermelon Margarita


Watermelon Margarita at Mexquite

25095 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, 916-984-8607,
Spice up date night with Mexican food and a watermelon margarita from Mexquite. Premium watermelon syrup from Monin gives it a lovely pink hue while agave brings a slight sweetness and lime juice a tart punch—with plenty of silver tequila to get the party started. It’s served in a traditional margarita glass and finished with a Tajin rim for added heat, citrus, and salt that balances out every fruity sip.



Rosé at Bogle Vineyards

37783 County Road 144, Clarksburg, 916-744-1092,
Wine lovers can skip the cocktails and reach for a glass of rosé from Bogle Vineyards. You’re in for a refreshing, crisp experience while your senses take in notes of melons, strawberries, and tart cranberries—quintessential for Valentine’s Day. Bogle uses the French Saignée traditional method of winemaking in which crushed red grape juice is utilized after only a quick skin contact. Savor it on its own or paired with something sweet or savory.

Unicorn Mimosa


Unicorn Mimosa at Friends with Benedicts

310 Palladio Parkway Drive, Suite 713, Folsom, 916-618-4331; 2201 Francisco Drive, Suite 110, El Dorado Hills, 916-936-4830,
For the ultimate boozy brunch date, this sparkling drink—though not technically "pink"—is a must. Bubbles are combined with white cranberry juice for a refreshing twist on the traditional mimosa. But the best part might be the pink rock candy that comes in the drink for fun swirling (and eating!). The champagne glass is finished with a sugar rim for an extra dose of sweetness.

by Caitlin McCulloch

Poor Red's, Mexquite, and Friends with Benedicts photos by Taylor Gillespie. Pink Martini photo by Julian Mathis Bogle photo courtesy of the Bogle.

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