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Valentine’s Day Original Recipe: Platonic Pink

The Rebel Bartender dons pink for the holiday

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?

Platonic Pink

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.

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