I'll be up front and say that Valentine's Day is not my favorite holiday. I'm an idealist who believes that every day should be full of love and affection. But I do appreciate that it's the perfect excuse to eat a surplus of chocolate, and better yet, just about the only occasion when it's acceptable to drink ridiculously girly cocktails.
This week, I couldn't resist the opportunity to create a blushing sangria. It gets its signature color from X-Rated, a vodka, mango, and passionfruit based liqueur, and tastes like a trip to the tropics.
For a festive cocktail that'll kick-start any Valentine's Day-themed girls' night out, read more.
3 ounces X-Rated liqueur
4 ounces sweet white wine, such as Riesling
1/2 ounce part lemon juice
1/2 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce pineapple juice
Splash of ginger ale
- In a shaker, muddle pineapple, orange, and lemon. Add wine and X-Rated liqueur. Shake and strain over ice into a lowball glass.
- Garnish with lemon and orange slices.
- Drinks, Cocktails