Continuing on with the pink grapefruit and pink flamingo theme, I tried the Pink Flamingo. The original recipe can be found HERE.
Credit: We Heart It
- 2 oz. pink grapefruit vodka
- 2-3 mint leaves
- 2 oz. pink grapefruit juice
- 1 oz. passion fruit nectar
- ¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
- Gently muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
- Add vodka, juices, passion fruit nectar, and ice to the shaker.
- Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass.
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!