A tantalizing name for a delicious pink cocktail

  • By Alison Ladman Associated Press
  • Monday, February 6, 2012 5:24pm
  • Life

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.

More in Life

Everett’s Michael ‘Scooby’ Silva is the leader of the (dog) pack

Since 2012, he’s built a thriving business walking dogs while their owners are at work.

Still looking for that one special recipe for the holidays?

Columnist Jan Roberts-Dominguez shares her traditional recipes for cheese soup and chocolate sauce.

How to saute mushrooms to crispy, browned perfection

Various levels of heat affect our scrumptious fungus: There’s “sweating” and then there’s “sauteing.”

Bob Jepperson’s Wild Love Story

A perfect circle of sounds, pictures and storytelling from the Anacortes author.

Brutally true ‘Montauk’ parallels author’s conflicted real life

The short autofictional novel centers on a weekend tryst the narrator has with a much younger woman.

‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ lead Golden Globe nominations

“The Post” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” also collected a number of nominations.

This author is throwing a virtual party for book lovers

Jennifer Bardsley is hosting a Facebook get-together for young-adult book authors and readers.

Getting a glimpse of what’s coming as we age

Everett Public Library reading to help you understand the changes ahead in your elder years.

Bustling Dublin offers big-city sights and Irish charm

The dynamic city has a great story to tell, and people who excel at telling it.

Most Read