Girls’ Night In Cocktail

1 Posted by - January 18, 2013 - Food & Drink

I haven’t actually had a “night in” all week, and certainly not one with girls, but I thought I’d try this Girls’ Night In drink anyway, since it’s been so popular on Pinterest.

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Of course, it was 3 in the afternoon and I was alone… but anything for the blog, right?

Ok, ingredient Nazis. Have at it.


You will first note, of course, that this is not Sutter Home Moscato and is, instead, Barefoot Moscato. They are both incredibly cheap and disgusting wines, so I figure I’m in the clear there.

Then, perhaps, you will note that this is whipped cream vodka, not vanilla vodka.


This is because I was too lazy to put pants on and go to the liquor store.

You will also note that my soda is not strawberry soda, but actually cherry vanilla “creme” soda.


This is because I searched and searched for strawberry soda in the grocery store, and when I had almost given up, I noted with glee a pinkish soda can in the tonic section, immediately assumed it was strawberry soda, and grabbed it without reading the label.

You know the drill. If you don’t like my substitutions, send me the right ingredients. Go ahead. Here’s my address:

Sonja Foust
PMB 221
4711 Hope Valley Rd Ste 4F
Durham, NC 27707

I dare you.

Anyway, I had an approximation of the ingredients. And that’s good enough when you’re me.


So, how did it turn out? Well, not pink.


But not terrible, all considered. And by “all” here, I mean that we have considered: Moscato is gross, whipped cream vodka is weird, and I don’t like cream soda.


So, really, it could have been much worse.


I did manage to drink most of it and only ended up with a minimally debilitating headache.



  • Emily January 18, 2013 - 2:25 pm Reply

    I tried this over the holidays, with the correct ingredients. I have to say it was awful, terrible, horrible. It tasted almost exactly like some gross medicine from my childhood.

  • Katie January 18, 2013 - 2:30 pm Reply

    If you’re really feening for some strawberry soda, try the Hispanic foods or international foods aisle. Also, I respect you more for hating moscato…

  • Sarah January 18, 2013 - 2:35 pm Reply

    Yay for being brave enough to show us Pintestes how three nasty-ass ingredients can come together with less-than-horrible results! In addition to taking something for your headache, you should also make a dentist appt. The moscato alone would make my teeth itch.

  • ChickieD January 18, 2013 - 2:44 pm Reply

    Good one! “I had an approximation of the ingredients. And that’s good enough when you’re me.” – I am not one for overly sweet drinks. If you want to get drunk, that’s a nasty way to go down in my book.

  • Miranda January 18, 2013 - 2:52 pm Reply

    I love moscato, and vanilla vodka (two things that are always in my fridge). This was nasty! I even used expensive moscato. It really did feel like taking nasty cough medicine that had been stuck in the back of the cabinet and left to expire (for years!)

  • Emjay January 18, 2013 - 2:54 pm Reply

    Brownie points for having a glass the right shape though!

  • Truffles8761 January 18, 2013 - 2:59 pm Reply

    Well, just yompus. I can’t imagine a more horrifying drink. I do applaud your “Girls Night In” and am embarking on my own even as we speak. I’ve decided on juicing a fresh grapefruit, a fresh lime, adding a hint of sugar, a hint of bitters, and a shot of tequila. I top it off with diet grapefruit soda (when I say soda, I mean the carbonated “health drinks” you find in the grocery store). I believe this particular drink is called a “Fancy Paloma”. I can assure you that after a few of these you are neither fancy nor a paloma. You are, however, the driver of the bus.

  • Amanda England January 18, 2013 - 3:04 pm Reply

    Recipes like this kind of make me glad I have almost zero tolerance for alcohol. Alone, it screws with my blood sugar. Something this sweet would cause a serious spike and crash, and I fall over enough when I’m sober thanks.

    • Crystal Kelly Yzaguirre January 19, 2013 - 1:26 am Reply

      are you diabetic?

      • Amanda England January 19, 2013 - 4:16 pm Reply

        I’m hypoglycemic, which can easily lead to diabetes if I don’t watch it. It’s like my body overreacts to insulin instead of ignoring it. My blood sugar won’t stay high for long and tends to hover somewhere in the 70s, but if I skip a meal or eat something that causes a spike, next thing you know, it’s down in the 30s or 40s.

        • Crystal Kelly Yzaguirre January 24, 2013 - 1:29 am Reply

          Ahh. Sorry if I was being nosey, I just dated a guy who was diabetic once so I knew alcohol is like a really big no go for diabetics. Just out of curiosity, does this ever cause you to suddenly get hot, sweaty, shakey and nauseas? Can medicine like certain antibiotics affect it?

          • Amanda England February 13, 2013 - 6:21 pm

            No worries. It is on the no-no list for both. Honestly I should be swearing off caffeine too, but I don’t know how I’d function some days. So far as medicines go, I imagine so, but I seldom have to take anything. I haven’t come across any personally.

            Spikes and dips seem to affect everyone differently. A friend of mine gets hot and starts sweating when his sugar goes high. Grandaddy gets red and grouchy.

            I only remember ever going high just after having my eldest, and I was too drugged up to tell what I felt beyond “off.” I usually get confused, dizzy, shaky, can’t hold a train of thought, and irritable when I go low. Every now and again the are no symptoms until I’m on the verge of passing out or just hit the floor. My little brother gets paranoid and confused, then shaky, then he passes out.

  • Katherine Horejsi January 18, 2013 - 3:30 pm Reply

    You’re an inspiration to us all: how many people would keep moscato or whipped cream vodka in the pantry? Well played Pintester. For the rest of us…would Chardonnay, regular vodka, mashed strawberry and about 4 buckets of sugar work?

    • Susan Brinkley January 19, 2013 - 4:19 am Reply

      I have moscato (which is NOT gross! Nyah!) and whipped cream vodka. Do I win a prize? Like on that old show where you had to have random crap in your purse?

      • Katherine Horejsi January 19, 2013 - 5:33 am Reply

        If I was wearing a hat I would tip it to you, that’s very impressive. But I’m not, it’s mid evening here and I’m in pj’s… and you really wouldn’t want me to tip those to you.

      • Catherine January 21, 2013 - 12:02 pm Reply

        I love Moscato, too and Barefoot it my favorite. I went and bought two giant bottles of it the other day and was really glad my friend who owns the liquor store wasn’t there because I feel like I’d have to apologize for my unsophisticated palate.

  • Lisa Creech Bledsoe January 18, 2013 - 3:33 pm Reply

    I think it’s a win because your glass matches the Pin. How the fuck did you manage that?

  • lizmk January 18, 2013 - 3:50 pm Reply

    That sounds horrible. Why does the internet think girls can’t handle a proper alcoholic beverage? Pass the whiskey, please.

    • guest January 19, 2013 - 7:22 pm Reply

      I’m a Tennessee gal. I’d much rather have a few healthy shots of Jack Daniels than something super sweet. Yuck.

  • Michelle Lamey January 18, 2013 - 3:58 pm Reply

    hey don’t be dissing whipped cream or vanilla vodka!!!!

  • libraryofbird January 18, 2013 - 4:49 pm Reply

    Wait can people even ship you booze? Some states are jerks about that and then you have to lie about what you are shipping to the post office.

  • zelavie January 18, 2013 - 4:49 pm Reply

    Has anybody actually sent you ingredients?

  • Lindsay V. January 18, 2013 - 5:17 pm Reply

    But you have the identical glass, so it all evens out.

  • kaz January 18, 2013 - 5:35 pm Reply

    lol @ “Ingredients Nazis, have at it!” I love the people who comment on here clearly having had a sense of humour-optomy. Bless ’em.

  • Miss Sassypants January 18, 2013 - 6:15 pm Reply

    Does Strawberry soda even exist? Also a friend of mine wanted to try out a tattoo without actually having to get one and she said that she was going to buy the thing that you can make your own temporary tattoos with. I said fuck that shit, and used your recently completed example. Totally worked right?

    • Catherine January 21, 2013 - 12:05 pm Reply

      I was Kat Von D for Halloween one year and since I’m not covered in gorgeous tattoos, I had to make them. I found some printable temporary tattoo paper on eBay. They were pretty easy.

  • Alexandra Killian January 18, 2013 - 7:17 pm Reply

    I also was wondering if that’s something that exists. I’ve never seen strawberry soda, but I can’t say I’ve ever looked for it. There’s a pin I’ve been trying to make, though, where I’ve been looking for 2 ingredients at every store I’ve been to in the last month and apparently I’m not looking in the right places. OK, we’re all friends here and more or less shameless, right? I’m trying to make frozen soothing pads for after I have the baby. It’s supposed to be alcohol-free witch hazel and aloe gel. All I can find are the alcohol containing w.h. and aloe gel with lidocaine. If it was a food recipe, I’d totally wing it, but when it comes to making something to go on my what will then be brutalized hoo-ha, I’m not fucking around with random ingredients.

    • Jamie January 18, 2013 - 9:16 pm Reply

      I found both at Walmart. The strawberry Crush is right between the orange and the grape-and it is super gross and tastes exactly like cough medicine. The which hazel sands alcohol is on the bottom shelf by the Band-Aids. And worked delightfully on my boys after I had my baby!

    • Crystal Kelly Yzaguirre January 19, 2013 - 1:24 am Reply

      Fanta makes strawberry soda.

    • mel January 19, 2013 - 6:54 pm Reply

      I am by no means trying to be vulgar or funny (although it is freakin’ hilarious)….but this is what the nurse called these soothing things in the hospital after my cousin had her baby…..pussy pops! Yes, that is what she said – pussy pops!….with a straight face and all!! LMAO!! In all seriousness, an external cold pack will do the same thing…and your hoo-ha will heal up just fine. The swelling goes down fairly quickly. (I had two children, vaginal birth on both). Good luck with your bundle of joy!!…ps: if you are stuck on those ingredients, go to a health food store or purchase on line. *LUCK!*

      • Jenelle W. January 22, 2013 - 1:49 pm Reply

        Ha! I’ve heard them called padsicles, but pussy pops is much funnier!

    • Stephanie January 20, 2013 - 11:54 am Reply

      Just get the spray over in the first aid section that is in a blue bottle and numbs and cleans (derma something) if you just ask for the numbing spray. It burns a tiny bit when you spray it on, but then *HEAVEN*. (they may even give it to you at the hospital. That’s where I got mine) and a nice ice pack. That’s really all you need! Aloe with lidocaine would be good too if you want. Lidocaine just numbs. Its nice 🙂

      • Cheryl Lynn March 1, 2013 - 9:08 am Reply

        Dermaplast 🙂

    • googtoyou January 24, 2013 - 11:16 am Reply

      I used Tucks pads after I went to the bathroom for the first week (they are technically for hemorrhoid relief but my doctor recommended them for after birth soreness, especially if you have stitches). Honestly, the lady-bits soreness isn’t that bad. I was sitting on the floor playing with my older kids a few days after having our youngest (but I might be really odd since my mom couldn’t believe that I could sit on the floor without pain after the birth of my oldest).

    • Jules January 30, 2013 - 8:57 pm Reply

      You might find the Witch Hazel in the skin care aisle. I used to buy pure witch hazel to use as a skin toner. Found it at my random chain drug store. Pure aloe is a little more difficult. I can usually find it at my markets when it warms up (along with the lidocaine-containing kind), but that might need to be a more of a health-food type purchase or online.

  • Caroline Burkhart Askew January 18, 2013 - 9:09 pm Reply

    The only strawberry soda I’ve ever seen is the cheap generic crap that sells for less than 75 cents a two-liter bottle next to all the skittles colored sodas that you serve other people’s children but not your own because that shit stains.

  • Ethne @ January 18, 2013 - 10:27 pm Reply

    What’s most impressive is how you have plowed through that whipped cream vodka. Blech.

  • Kimber McDermott January 18, 2013 - 11:39 pm Reply

    I just added this blog to my bar so I can zip to it every day, and there was only enough room for it to read: Pintester – Fucking… Just wanted to share that. As for the drink, I’m not desperate enough for a buzz to drink that girly drink. Bring me a buttery nipple if it’s gotta be girly.

    • TheJess January 19, 2013 - 12:58 pm Reply

      I know what a buttery nipple is, but fuck, I giggled anyway. It also lead to some thoughts that I think are a little too much, even for a Pinteste. Anyway, thank you for making my day.

  • Craig Thom January 18, 2013 - 11:39 pm Reply

    Any recipe that starts with “Sutter Home” is not for me. I didn’t even have to get to the flavored vodka to dismiss it.

  • Karly InAbox January 19, 2013 - 3:50 am Reply

    Strawberry soda? Does strawberry topping and soda water count?

    • Karly InAbox January 19, 2013 - 3:51 am Reply

      Scratch that. No soda water here…

  • Rachel Haynes January 19, 2013 - 6:40 am Reply

    (Read in the voice of Wilfred Brimley) – And diabetes. You now have diabetes.

    • turtle January 19, 2013 - 8:36 am Reply

      LOL…and be sure to pronounce it dia-beet-us!!

  • Kiki January 19, 2013 - 10:42 am Reply

    lol this one isnt hard at all to do…strawberry soda is like 78 cents for a 2 liter at wally world, sutter home is usually right next to or really close to the barefoot. vanilla vodka is probably the most expensive pretentious thing in there.

  • Mrs.Comolli January 19, 2013 - 2:20 pm Reply

    you mastered having the same glass kuddos to that!

  • Stefanie January 19, 2013 - 8:32 pm Reply

    If you can find Faygo somewhere near you, they have RedPop, which is strawberry flavored (and delicious!!) They’ve got all kinds of flavors, even peach. But Faygo might be an Ohio thing…and if the post office didn’t already look at me strange when I take in boxes to mail, I’d send you a 12 pack.
    P.S. I fucking love this blog! It honestly makes my day!

    • Erica Osmond January 19, 2013 - 9:20 pm Reply

      Faygo is made in Michigan 😀

    • Red Angry Bird March 21, 2013 - 6:34 pm Reply

      Faygo is a DETROIT brand, thankyouverymuch. 😉

  • Erica Osmond January 19, 2013 - 9:19 pm Reply

    You needed Faygo Red Pop (that is actually what it is called). I don’t know what southern states sell Faygo though. When I lived in TN I would see it once in a great while, but maybe they have expanded their market since then?

    • Jessica Jackson January 20, 2013 - 3:47 am Reply

      Alabama has it, but I don’t think I’ve tried it even though I’ve lived here my whole life. It seems too cheap to be any good.

      • Joanna January 20, 2013 - 1:33 pm Reply

        Alabama girl here too and honey, let me tell ya. Red pop is the shit. But only for every once in a while. I usually go for a cherry lemon sundrop because OH MY LAWD. It’s delicious.

        • Mystery squirrel January 20, 2013 - 4:38 pm Reply

          I love how you type in an accent. The rest of us could be freakin Russian spies and no one would ever know, but the ‘Bama girl just lays it all out there. 🙂 unless this is a clever ploy to get us to release state secrets? Fine. My contribution is… Is… Is… THE WHITE HOUSE DOES TACO TUESDAY ON WEDNESDAYS!! O.o

          • Amanda England January 21, 2013 - 8:48 am

            Yet another Bama girl here, and let me tell you, judging by Facebook posts most of us type in accent half the time.

  • Jessica Jackson January 20, 2013 - 3:43 am Reply

    So, I love moscato, but I can’t imagine mixing it with anything as cloyingly sweet as strawberry soda. But I do kind of like the idea of mixing it with vodka because the first time I drank more than one glass of it I was really confused because I didn’t get any kind of buzz at all. That shit’s sooo weak.

  • Kendra January 21, 2013 - 7:31 am Reply

    You are right, both Barefoot and Sutter home Moscatto are gross. You should try Marco Negri Moscato. It is waaaaaaay delish.

  • Kendra January 21, 2013 - 7:32 am Reply

    Oh and about the strawberry soda. I live in Missouri and see it all the time in convenience stores. Welches brand.

  • Catherine January 21, 2013 - 12:07 pm Reply

    Everywhere you turn in Oklahoma you run into strawberry soda. Then again, we’re like the number 1 unhealthiest state or something. Yay to diabeetus!

  • Michelle Massengale January 21, 2013 - 12:52 pm Reply

    Crush has a Strawberry soda (I’m 90% sure) but you rarely see it. My kids love it

  • Beth January 21, 2013 - 11:53 pm Reply

    I saw the picture and immediately sent this post to my friends saying, “We should make this! Except I only have barefoot moscato and whipped cream smirnoff…but same difference.” Then I read this. We’re soulmates. Or something.

    Also, that soda you found sounds like it would taste like shit. I hope I can find strawberry soda because I’m not trying that…it’s like a gateway drug to other weird-flavored sodas and I don’t need that.

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  • Becky H January 30, 2013 - 3:06 pm Reply

    I have seen strawberry soda at a few lower end grocery stores (think bi-lo or tops) –(where I live at least!! lol) they usually have them in 2 liters. Sometimes they are in the mexican section. faygo or store brands.

  • Shavone Carter February 2, 2013 - 4:30 am Reply

    Where do ya’ll shop??? Is strawberry soda a west coast thing? Fanta (made by Coke) makes Strawberry soda.

  • Jillian February 10, 2013 - 1:57 am Reply

    Strawberry soda is the star of my hangover nightmares. Too many times I have stumbled to the 711 in desperate need of carbonation after a long night and every single time strawberry soda sounds delicious so I chug it and immediately regret it.
    They sell that shit all over Texas. Drink machines, 12 packs, liters, single soda bottles. Yuck.

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