A tantalizing name for a delicious pink cocktail

  • Mon Feb 6th, 2012 5:24pm
  • Life

By Alison Ladman Associated Press

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

2ounces raspberry liqueur

Ice

1ounce lime juice

3ounces X-Rated Fusion Liqueur

1ounce 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.