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Leslie Knope, spiritual icon. I love Parks and Rec so much, and while I’m not a big traditionalist, I love Galentine’s Day. This year, Dani and I decided to celebrate a little early with a mini Galentines party of our own. To decorate our house, we thought a nice way to christen it would be some artwork and a candle from Friends With Booze. They hooked us up with a print for our gallery wall as well as one of the most fragrant candles I’ve ever smelled.
We got the Gin and Bear It print from Friends With Booze, and it’s super high quality. The paper it’s printed on is thick, and the ink is matte so it doesn’t have a glare to it. As gin lovers, it’s perfect in our house, and matches well with the Aviation candle. Inspired by the gin cocktail of the same name, it has an amazing juniper scent, and it makes the room smell great even when it’s not lit. I had it in both my bedroom and bathroom before we lit it, and it’s such a relaxing scent in every room.
We’re celebrating Galentines by perfecting our French 75 recipe – a gin and bubbles cocktail, so it’s a combination of my favorite things. Check out our recipe after the jump!
Bubbles (prosecco, champagne, cava, whatever)
Simple syrup (this is super easy to make: boil one part sugar with one part water. I used a quarter cup of each, and it was perfect for two drinks)
Pink himalayan sea salt (optional to rim the glass)
Gold glitter sprinkles (optional to rim the glass)
If you’re making your simple syrup from scratch, do that first. Just bring one part sugar and one part water to boil and stir it up – it’s really quick to make. Once that’s done, leave it to cool while you mix the cocktail. Pour some of the gold glitter and pink himalayan salt on a plate, then rim your glasses by dipping the top of your glasses into the simple syrup, then rolling the rims in the salt/sprinkle mix. For two drinks, add four shots gin, six shots of your bubbles, four tablespoons of simple syrup, four squeezes of lemon juice, and ice to your shaker. Pour it into the glasses and toast to your BFF!