Gilmore Girls – A Year in the Life: Rory Cocktail

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that this Friday marks the Netflix premiere of the Gilmore Girls revival: A Year in the Life.

Though I’m fairly new to the GG fan club, I wanted to do something in honor of this momentous occasion.

So I’m putting my own twist Rory’s 21st signature birthday cocktail… minus the champagne and pineapple juice. It’s still as sweet as can be – just like Miss Gilmore – but this one is not disgusting! Beware: Drinking too many of these may result in a Kirk-level sugar hangover 🙂

Gilmore Girls - A Year in the Life: Rory Cocktail Recipe | Closet Full of Cocktails

Gilmore Girls - A Year in the Life: Rory Cocktail Recipe | Closet Full of Cocktails

Gilmore Girls - A Year in the Life: Rory Cocktail Recipe | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ingredients/Supplies:

  • 1/4 cup water (to prep rim of glass)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar, granulated (for rim)
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • 3 ounces pink lemonade (regular or sparkling)
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Pinch of lime juice (optional)
  • Choice of fruit to garnish (I used strawberries and blackberries)

Directions:

Prep Glass: In 2 small plates or shallow bowls, place sugar in one and water in the other. Using a martini glass, dip the rim of the glass slightly into the water, then immediately into the sugar. Give it a gentle twist until the rim is completely covered in sugar.

Gilmore Girls - A Year in the Life: Rory Cocktail Recipe | Closet Full of Cocktails

Mix Drink: Add ice to a shaker until about halfway full. Pour in vodka and grenadine.

Gilmore Girls - A Year in the Life: Rory Cocktail Recipe | Closet Full of Cocktails

Place lid on shaker and shake until well blended.

Gilmore Girls - A Year in the Life: Rory Cocktail Recipe | Closet Full of Cocktails

Remove lid, add pink lemonade and gently stir.

Gilmore Girls - A Year in the Life: Rory Cocktail Recipe | Closet Full of Cocktails

Serve: Pour into prepared martini glass. Garnish with your choice of fruit and add a dash of fresh lime juice, if desired.

Gilmore Girls - A Year in the Life: Rory Cocktail Recipe | Closet Full of Cocktails

Gilmore Girls - A Year in the Life: Rory Cocktail Recipe | Closet Full of Cocktails

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