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Don't Judge a Cocktail by the Color 
 
Aug. 18, 2011 11:49 am 
You know the kind of person who always asks the bartender for their favorite drink recommendations? That’s my husband, Kevin. The only thing he’ll request is that the cocktail is not too sweet. The funny thing – his drink always comes back pink! As I’m sure you can imagine, he struggles with this when the time comes to order.

In defense of the color, it usually turns out that Kevin loves the drink. In a recent stop at one of our favorite happy hour spots, we asked the bartender to make us a few pink drinks to try. From the taste test, the final verdict was clear – a Pink Elephant cocktail (the Pink Grapefruit Mojito came a close second).

Here’s how to make your own at home.
- 2 oz. cranberry juice
- 2 oz. berry-flavored vodka
- 1 oz. Limoncello
- 1 oz. Grand Marnier

In a shaker filled with ice, add the cranberry juice, flavored vodka, and Limoncello. Shake well and pour into chilled martini glasses. Float the Grand Marnier on top, add a few fresh raspberries (if you have them) and serve. You can also swap out the Grand Marnier for Chambord, if you prefer.

What do you think? Not impressed with pink cocktails? Share your thoughts here or at http://savinghappyhour.com/2011/08/15/dont-judge-a-cocktail-by-the-color/<
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Sandy

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I LOVE margaritas, italian food, good red wine, dogs, and travel. And when there's a chance to try a new happy hour, I'm in!
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I like to cook simple dishes with a lot of flavor, especially a good italian pasta with a rich red sauce - yum :)
 
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