Valentine’s Day Original Recipe: Platonic Pink
This is a twist on the Cosmo that the Rebel Bartender discovered some years ago while experimenting with a bottle of Absolut Raspberri. The taste isn’t what you’d call amazing – rather generic artificial-fruity – but it is noteworthy in one respect: it is quite possibly the most unutterably pink cocktail you will ever find,* both in color and (surprisingly enough) in flavor as well.
In addition to being pleasingly alliterative, the name struck the Bartender as appropriate – both in the sense of the Platonic Ideal of the concept “Pink”, and in the sense of “Wow, you’d really drink that? Voluntarily? More than once a year? …Maybe we should just be friends.”
And really, what better way to celebrate such a saccharine-flavored holiday than with such an artificial-looking drink?
1 1/3 oz Absolut Raspberri
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz cranberry juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel, or for a classier touch, fresh red raspberries dropped into the bottom of the glass.
*The Rebel Bartender welcomes recipes challenging this assertion. Send them in for a thorough assessment and comparison, to be written up in a future post.