Pink Flamingo

Continuing on with the pink grapefruit and pink flamingo theme, I tried the Pink Flamingo.  The original recipe can be found HERE.

Pink Flamingo

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy-medium
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Credit: We Heart It

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. pink grapefruit vodka
  • 2-3 mint leaves
  • 2 oz. pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. passion fruit nectar
  • ¼ oz. fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Gently muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add vodka, juices, passion fruit nectar, and ice to the shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass.

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I took a couple of liberties with this original recipe.  First of all, this was intended as a big batch drink…I did the math to make this into a recipe for a single cocktail.  Secondly, the recipe calls for prosecco – I tried it and, frankly, it didn’t do anything for me and actually nearly drowned out all the wonderful flavors in this drink.

The drink doesn’t take a great deal of effort to make.  I do think it is worth noting, in regard to the mint, that the majority of the flavor from the mint gets imparted during the shaking process.  So, if you don’t have a muddler or are nervous about over or under-doing it, don’t fret.  But, do make sure that you shake heartily…enough so that it rips the mint apart.  If you object to the minty bits in your beverage, use a mesh strainer to keep those out.

With all that said and done, I found this drink absolutely delightful.  It had a little more sweetness to it, which was nicely balanced by the grapefruit.  The mixture of flavors was quite amazing.  With each sip, you get a little bit of the mint and passion fruit, along with a hint of lemon.  At the end, you are left with the taste of pink grapefruit.  The bitterness is subtle and most definitely not off-putting.  It all comes together quite nicely and seems very refined in the cocktail glass.  But the overall flavor is simple…and oh so very simple to enjoy.  Cheers!

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