8 Joyful Cocktails to Celebrate International Women's Day

It's International Women's Day 2024! And we can't help but bubble over with excitement and pride. This day is so much more than just honoring the extraordinary women in our lives; it's a day to come together, toast to their achievements, and share in the warmth and love that these incredible individuals bring into our every day.  

In honor of today, we've whipped up a list of eight delightful cocktails that are not just drinks; they're a tribute to women's strength, grace, resilience, vision, and spirit. So, grab your glasses, folks – it's time to mix, pour, and celebrate the spirited women in your life! 


 1. The Empower-mint Mojito

Nothing says "refreshing" like a good Mojito, but this one comes with a twist. The Empower-mint Mojito is a crisp blend of mint leaves, lime, and rum, symbolizing the refreshing perspective and zest women bring to the table. It's a drink that celebrates empowerment, garnished with a sprig of mint for that extra kick of inspiration.
  • 10 fresh mint leaves 
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges 
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste 
  • 1 cup ice cubes 
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum 
  • 1/2 cup club soda 

Muddle the mint leaves and one lime wedge in a sturdy glass. Add two more lime wedges and the sugar, then muddle again. Fill the glass with ice, pour the rum over it, and top it with club soda. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge. 


 2. The Peach Princess

Celebrate the royalty in every woman with The Peach Princess, a sweet, bubbly concoction that's as elegant as it is delicious. With peach schnapps, champagne, and a touch of grenadine for color, it's a drink fit for a queen (or princess).

  • 1 ounce peach schnapps 
  • 1 ounce grenadine 
  • Champagne or sparkling wine 

Pour the peach schnapps and grenadine into a champagne flute. Carefully top with champagne or sparkling wine. The result? A drink that sparkles as much as the woman you're toasting to. 


 3. The Wonder Woman Shot

Ready for a drink that packs a punch? The Wonder Woman Shot is as bold and fearless as the superheroine herself. With layers of blue curaçao, red grenadine, and gold tequila, it's a vibrant tribute to the strength and courage of the superheroines among us.

  • 1 part grenadine 
  • 1 part blue curaçao 
  • 1 part gold tequila 

Carefully layer the ingredients in a shot glass: grenadine first, then blue curaçao, and finally, the tequila. It's a powerful shot for powerful women. 


4. The Harmony Hibiscus Gin Fizz

This floral gin fizz, with its notes of hibiscus and lemon, is a refreshing reminder of the harmony within chaos, a quality many women masterfully navigate daily.

  • 2 ounces gin 
  • 1 ounce hibiscus syrup 
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice 
  • Club soda 
  • Edible flowers for garnish 

Shake the gin, hibiscus syrup, and lemon juice with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with an edible flower for a touch of beauty. 


 5. The Trailblazer

Here's to the women who pave the way: The Trailblazer is a bold mix of bourbon, lemon juice, and honey syrup, symbolizing the sweet success and the challenges overcome by women who break barriers.

  • 2 ounces bourbon 
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice 
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup (equal parts honey and water) 

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. It's a toast to determination and achievement. 


6.  The Spirited Rosé Sangria

Sangria isn't just a drink; it's a celebration in a glass, and this Spirited Rosé Sangria is no different. This delightful concoction blends rosé wine, brandy, and a medley of fresh fruit for a drink that's as spirited and multifaceted as the women we're honoring. It's perfect for those moments of shared laughter and stories among friends.

  • 1 bottle of rosé wine 
  • 1/2 cup brandy 
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 2 cups mixed fresh fruit (strawberries, oranges, and peaches work well) 
  • Sparkling water for topping 

Mix the rosé, brandy, and sugar in a large pitcher until the sugar dissolves. Add the fresh fruit and let it chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Serve over ice and top with sparkling water for a refreshing fizz. 


 7. The Visionary Violet Lemonade

Celebrating the visionary women who see the world not just as it is, but as it could be, The Visionary Violet Lemonade is a non-alcoholic option that's as bold and refreshing as the ideas that change the world. With a vivid hue and a sweet-tart flavor, it's a drink that dares to dream.

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 1/2 cup violet syrup 
  • Edible violets for garnish (optional) 

Combine the lemon juice, sugar, and water in a pitcher, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the violet syrup and stir to combine. Serve over ice and garnish with an edible violet for a touch of whimsy. 


8. The Resilient Raspberry Mule

The Resilient Raspberry Mule is a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, featuring the sweet-tart flavor of raspberries. It's a nod to resilience, a quality that defines so many incredible women. With vodka, ginger beer, and a splash of lime juice, it's as refreshing as it is bold.

  • 2 ounces vodka 
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice 
  • 1/2 ounce raspberry syrup 
  • Ginger beer to top 
  • Fresh raspberries and lime wedges for garnish 

In a copper mug or glass filled with ice, combine the vodka, lime juice, and raspberry syrup. Top with ginger beer and stir to mix. Garnish with fresh raspberries and a lime wedge for a drink that's as visually appealing as it is delicious. 


In celebrating International Women's Day 2024, we're reminded of the incredible contributions and diverse qualities of women across the globe. From resilience and courage to vision and harmony, these cocktails are more than just drinks; they're a celebration of Women's International Day, encapsulating the essence of what makes women truly remarkable. 

So, as we consider how to celebrate International Women's Day, let's remember to raise our glasses high with these delightful concoctions. Whether it's through the empowering stories shared behind each cocktail or the shared moments of joy they bring, each sip is an opportunity to honor the women in our lives with genuine appreciation and love. 

Here at JoyJolt, we cherish these moments of connection and celebration. To all the incredible women out there, this one's for you. May we continue to be inspired by your strength, grace, resilience, and vision, not just on International Women's Day but every day. Cheers to you, from all of us at JoyJolt. 🥂 

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