Raising a glass to Galentine’s Day? Toast your BFFs with Judy’s Garden Gin, a refreshing and terrifically tart drink inspired by Judy Greer, America’s best friend. The award-winning actress, director, and author is the star of Hilton Garden Inn’s ad campaign and recently partnered with the hotel brand on the specialty cocktail.
Toasting to love? There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day romance than the festive Cherry Blossom, a perfectly pink, tangy concoction combining tequila and grapefruit.
Both cocktails are available at Garden Grille & Bar, Hilton Garden Inn’s full-service restaurant and bar. And with more than 550 locations across the U.S., there are plenty of opportunities for your readers to fall in love with these sippers.
Judy’s Garden Gin ~ Recipe courtesy of Hilton Garden Inn
- 0.5 oz. simple syrup
- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 0.5 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur
- 2 oz. Tanqueray gin
- 2 oz. soda water (optional)
- Lemon wheel for garnish
Directions: Measure and pour all liquid ingredients besides soda water into shaker. Add ice to the shaker. (optional) and then shake and strain into a coupe glass. Top with soda water. (optional) and garnish with a lemon wheel. Enjoy up or on the rocks!
Cherry Blossom ~ Recipe courtesy of Hilton Garden Inn
- 1 ¼ oz. 1800 Silver Tequila
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 1 oz. grapefruit juice
- ¼ oz. grenadine
- Grapefruit slice or maraschino cherry for garnish
- Salt as needed
Directions: Pour all ingredients into shaker and shake well. Strain into a salt-rimmed martini glass or serve over ice and garnish with a grapefruit slice or cherry.