Even guys will be reaching for this admittedly feminine cocktail. Its flavours 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 to up the pink factor for Valentine's Day.
Start to finish: 10 minutes
60 ml (2 oz) raspberry liqueur
30 ml (1 oz) lime juice
90 ml (3 oz) X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
30 ml (1 oz) 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.