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Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

A tantalizing name for a delicious pink cocktail

  • The flavors of this drink mimic pink lemonade but it packs a wallop.

    Associated Press

    The flavors of this drink mimic pink lemonade but it packs a wallop.

This Valentine's Day cocktail sports a risque name, is easy on the eyes and drinks like candy.
Even guys will reach for this cocktail. Its flavors are slightly sweet and tangy, much like a glass of pink lemonade. Except that this pink lemonade happens to be powered by vodka, gin and raspberry liqueur.
X-Rated, for those unfamiliar with it, isn't just a movie classification. It also is the name of a hot pink liqueur made from vodka infused with passion fruit, blood orange and mango. Another easy use for this alcohol is to simply mix it with seltzer water or ginger beer for a refreshing and bubbly spritzer.
And don't be ashamed to add a couple of maraschino cherries to this drink for Valentine's Day.
X-Rated Kiss
2 ounces raspberry liqueur
Ice
1 ounce lime juice
3 ounces X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 ounce gin
Pinch of crushed pink peppercorns
Edible flower petals, to garnish

Divide the raspberry liqueur between 2 martini glasses.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the lime juice, X-Rated, gin and pink peppercorns.
Shake vigorously, then strain and divide between the glasses, pouring it carefully down the sides of the glasses. Garnish with edible flower petals.
Makes 2.
Story tags » Alcohol

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