Valentine's Day is a polarizing holiday: While many adore celebrating the day of love with their significant other, if you're single or just not a particularly mushy person, it could all seem like one big marketing gimmick.

Luckily, the 13th of February, better known as Galentine's Day, is a day everyone can get behind: Galentine's Day is a time to get together with your best friends, grab some drinks and acknowledge your friendships in the same way couples acknowledge their relationships on the 14th. And take note: The 13th isn't just for the gals, but the perfect time to celebrate all of your close friendships, regardless of gender.

We compiled 5 cocktails recipes for the perfect night in or dinner party, which are all vegan and give a festive pop of color to your party. To ensure your alcohol is vegan (some brands use additives and processes that require animal products) check out Barnivore, a database that lets you know exactly what brands are free from animal products. And if you're more in the mood for a few glasses of vino? Check out our guide to vegan wines here.

Note: These recipes all yield one serving.

Pomegranate Basil Martinis or Gin Smash Cocktails
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1. Pomegranate Basil Cosmopolitan

A twist on Sex and the City's favorite cocktail, this drink combines the delicious flavors of cranberry, pomegranate, and basil and is a great way to add some festive color to your table.

  • 1oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 1oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1oz Vodka
  • 1oz Triple Sec Liqueur
  • Pomegranate Seeds for Garnish
  • Orange Peel
  • Basil for Garnish

Directions: Fill a shaker partway with ice and add pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, vodka and triple sec. Add pomegranate seeds to a martini glass. Shake vigorously and pour into a martini glass. Add pomegranate seeds and an orange peel for garnish.

Two glasses of rose mimosa with bouquet of roses
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2. Rosé Mimosa Floats

Swapping out regular champagne for rosé champagne is a fun way to update the classic mimosa. Add a scoop of ice cream to your glass to make this treat a dessert and cocktail all-in-one.

  • 2oz Orange Juice
  • 1.5oz Rosé Champagne
  • 1-2 Scoops of Vanilla non-dairy Ice Cream or non-dairy sorbet, depending on preference (optional)

Directions: In a champagne saucer, add 1-2 scoops of vanilla non-dairy ice cream. Pour over orange juice and rosé champagne. Garnish with a rose petal.

Peach moscow mule
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3. White Peach Moscow Mule

Moscow Mules seem to be everyone's favorite drink, but why not take this crowd-pleaser up a notch by adding a twist of pureed white peach? We love the freshness of this cocktail and the way the ginger beer and lime ensure it's not overly sweet.

  • Half of a white peach, pureed
  • 3.5 oz Ginger beer
  • 2 oz vodka
  • Lime
  • Mint
  • Ice

Directions: In a mug, add ice, fresh peach puree, vodka and a squeeze of lime. Top with ginger beer. Give a stir and top with a sprig of mint for garnish.

yellow tropical cocktail with passion fruit and shot on a background of tropical plant leaves and sun shades. Color background
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4. Passion Fruit Martini

This passion fruit martini will instantly transport you and your friends to a tropical island. To make sure your passion fruit is ripe, look for skin that is dimpled and puckered, which signals that it's perfect for eating (and drinking)!

  • 2oz Vodka
  • 1oz Passion Fruit Juice
  • 1oz Passion Fruit Pulp
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup
  • 1 ripe passion fruit, halved
  • Limes for garnish

Directions: Scoop seeds from one of the passion fruit halves into a martini glass. In a shaker, add ice, passion fruit juice, pulp, vodka, and simple syrup and shake vigorously. Pour into the glass and top with the remaining passion fruit half.

Fresh Lavender Collins
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5. Lavender Collins

Not in the mood for a fruity drink? This Lavender Collins cocktail is floral, refreshing and you can repurpose the lavender simple syrup to sweeten up other things like your morning coffee.

  • 2oz Gin
  • 3oz Club Soda
  • 1 Lemon
  • Lavender Simple Syrup

For the Lavender Simple Syrup: 

  • Few Springs Dried Lavender
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water

Directions: For the lavender simple syrup, bring water and lavender sprigs to a boil in a saucepan, stirring in the sugar until fully combined and dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 3 minutes. Remove from the stove and allow it to fully cool. In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, gin, club soda, squeeze of lemon, lavender simple syrup and shake vigorously. Pour into a cocktail glass over ice and garnish with a sprig of lavender.

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