Pink Kiss Cocktail
You didn’t think I would let Valentine’s Day go by without a themed cocktail, did you?
Today I’m keeping it short and sweet. Just like this Pink Kiss Cocktail!
It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, and also a very easy and simple recipe. I feel like I’ve been writing these two words a lot lately. Call me lazy, but I’m at a “minimal effort” phase in my life.
Just watch my mom read this and leave a comment, saying it’s not a phase. “You’ve been like that your whole life!” Oops!
The truth is: you don’t need to put a lot of work into a cocktail for it to be delicious.
This cocktail is gently sweet with the Grenadine and I guess you could consider it a spiked version of a Shirley Temple, especially if you make it with lemon-lime soda.
Americans call a boozy Shirley Temple a Dirty Shirley. But this drink is called Beijo Russo in Brazil, and I thought it was a way more interesting name, don’t you agree?
In reality, it really doesn’t matter how you call it. It will be delicious nevertheless!
Before we part ways, a quick tip on cocktail making.
I see lots of cocktail recipes in the Internet telling people to shake carbonated drinks. Don’t do that! Ever! If you’re using the shaker, shake all the non carbonated drinks and then add the fizzy stuff before you strain.
If you shake soda, it will go flat or, worse, explode on your face!
Happy Valentine’s Day! And lots of Russian kisses for you. (Technically, they would be Brazilian kisses coming from me. Ha!)
Russian Kiss Cocktail
- 3 cocktail cherries
- 2 ounces grenadine
- 1.5 ounces vodka
- Club soda, or lemon-lime soda
- Muddle the cherries and add them to the shaker with the grenadine, vodka and ice.
- Shake it until frothy.
- Strain to a cocktail glass, top with club soda and decorate with more cocktail cherries, if desired.