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4 Belle Isle Cocktail Pairings For Your Galentine's Day Movie Night

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Gather all your Pink Ladies.  

Gather all your Pink Ladies.

 

Grab a bottle of bubbly and your best lady friends, because it's almost Galentine's Day!

If you're reading this, you're probably familiar with the concept of Galentine's Day. If not (where have you been?), here's a refresher:

Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.
— Leslie Knope, "Parks and Rec"

And with that historic quote on an (incredible) NBC primetime sitcom, a new holiday was born. In the eight years since its inception, Galentine's Day has taken on a life of its own. As more and more Galentine's Day parties and events pop up, how's a girl gang to decide on a solid plan? 

As the creator and Patron Saint of Galentine's Day, Leslie Knope knows what's up. Breakfast is always a good idea, and (as we've made clear before) frittatas are delicious.

Even if your morning plans are set, we highly suggest getting your girls together later for a Belle Isle Galentine's Day: Cocktail & Movie Night! We have the perfect cocktails (all created by women, too!) to pair with your favorite lady centric films.  


"Clueless" is the perfect mix of heartwarming, refreshing, and hilarious. So, basically, everything you want from a Girls' Night movie. Similarly, For Whom The Belle Tolls is a little sweet, a little tart, and a whole lot of fun. 


"pretty woman" = The pink dahlia

The core values of "Pretty Woman" may be a little (ahem) outdated, but it is a classic nonetheless. The Pink Dahlia is just as bubbly and endearing as the movie, but it has a lot more depth.


"Heathers" = The Dirty Bird

Okay, so "Heathers" isn't a perfect example of positive, uplifting female friendships. But who doesn't want to watch Winona Ryder exact her revenge on those mean girls? The one-of-a-kind Dirty Bird packs a similar deadly, bittersweet punch. 

"Thelma & Louise" = Bite The Bulleit

Thelma and Louise are film history's most infamous duo of outlaw ladies, so it's only fitting to pair this movie with Bite The Bulleit, a spicy, whiskey-soaked cocktail that looks as pretty as it tastes. We give you permission to turn the movie off before the ending.


Whichever combo you choose (but why not do all four?), we hope that your February 13th is as magical and empowering as the woman who created it.

 

Happy Galentine's Day!