October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

October is the month of pink, not orange (whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed) (I really hope you got the Legally Blonde reference). In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, I've picked 5 of the best pink cocktails to celebrate accordingly.

While you're dreaming of these fabulous drinks, you should come out to Heritage Food+Drink on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls on Thursday, October 25. I'll be guest bartending from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m for Spirits for Survivors. to raise money for Miles Of Hope. Come on out for a drink or two (or more, I won't judge!) and support the cause.

1. Watermelon Slush

4 cups fresh watermelon
2 oz. simple syrup
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup vodka
2 oz. melon liqueur
Lemon zest for garnish


Puree the fresh watermelon and freeze in ice trays. Once frozen, blend frozen watermelon cubes and all remaining ingredients except the lemon zest. Blend until smooth. Garnish with lemon zest.

2. Rosemary's Demise

Rose Cava Wine


I don't have exact directions/measurements for this cocktail because I had it at a restaurant! But it was fabulous. Here's a picture to show what it should look like:

Taylor Dickson

3. Candy Apple Margarita

6 parts silver tequila
1 can limeade
3 parts cinnamon schnapps liqueur
8 parts candy apple soda


Apparently, this drink serves 9, which is why all the measurements are MASSIVE. Just combine everything into a pitcher, stir, and serve over ice!

4. Cotton Candy Champagne

Cotton Candy


Put a fluff of cotton candy in a champagne flute/glass. Pour champagne over top. That's it!

5. Pretty In Pink Sangria

2 (10 oz.) packages frozen sliced strawberries, thawed
1 (12 oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 (750 mL) bottles chilled rose wine, such as white Zinfandel
2 cups pineapple juice
1 L ginger ale


This is another big serving drink, so you know. Stir the strawberries, lemonade concentrate, rose wine, and pineapple juice in a punch bowl until combined. Stir in the ginger ale just before serving.