It started out with a cute little picture of a drink in a mason jar.
Then I became convinced that we needed to have a signature cocktail (rather than a champagne toast) at the wedding. The next step was to decide what the signature cocktail would actually be.
I debated something simple like a blueberry gimlet, or maybe something more unique like a blackberry basil lemonade. I asked for your opinions, scoured the internet, tested out different cocktails.
Then I noticed this fantastic looking pink concoction posted by our very own Miss Mink a while ago.
Apparently this is one of the drinks served at her venue, Pippin Hill, called “Pucker Up Punch.” I figured, since it looks amazing, it has to taste amazing too, right?!
I gathered the necessary supplies:
Absolut Ruby Red, X Rated Fusion Liquor, lemonade (Crystal Light, yo!)
Now, I tend to have a heavy hand when it comes to mixing drinks, but it totally works with this tasty beverage—one shot Ruby Red, one shot of the liquor, then fill and mix with lemonade.
Of course I had to put it into a mason jar with a stripy straw to get the full effect. And guys? It was good. It doesn’t taste like there’s alcohol in it, which is both awesome and dangerous. I was afraid Foxy wouldn’t like it—it has an incredibly soft hint of grapefruit (he hates grapefruit)—but he went bananas over it. Like…has had multiple glasses this week. We had our friends try it out as well and there were thumbs up all around!
My only changes would be to make it with pink lemonade instead of regular, as it makes the color much more pink and much, much prettier; I also want to add some fresh raspberries or strawberries to spruce it up a bit.
We’re still trying to come up with a good name, but for right now we’re sticking with “Lush Lemonade.” ’Cause that’s exactly what it is. Lush. And orgasmic, but I don’t think “Orgasmic Lemonade” would go over too well. Or maybe it would.
The last step is to make sure our venue, the Vandiver Inn, can acquire all the proper ingredients (mainly the Rated X Fusion Liquor). Here’s hoping!
Did you come up with your own signature cocktail (if you had one) or did you pull inspiration from elsewhere? What did you name it?