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Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipe: X-Rated Sangria

Happy Hour: X-Rated Sangria

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.

X-Rated Sangria

X-Rated Sangria

Valentine's Day Recipe For Pink X-Rated Sangria


  1. 3 ounces X-Rated liqueur
  2. 4 ounces sweet white wine, such as Riesling
  3. 1/2 ounce part lemon juice
  4. 1/2 ounce orange juice
  5. 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  6. Splash of ginger ale


  1. In a shaker, muddle pineapple, orange, and lemon. Add wine and X-Rated liqueur. Shake and strain over ice into a lowball glass.
  2. Garnish with lemon and orange slices.

Serves 2.

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