The Rose Guava Pinky for MxMo August 2009

Pinky vodka was the inspiration for the Rose Guava Pinky cocktail. (Photo by Maria C. Hunt)

Pinky vodka was the inspiration for the Rose Guava Pinky cocktail. (Photo by Maria C. Hunt)


I rarely drink vodka and so I don’t usually think about making cocktails with it either. But I was intrigued when a liquor rep friend gave me a bottle of Pinky. It’s a pink vodka that’s infused with violets, petals and other botanicals, making it sound more gin-like. On it’s own, Pinky vodka has a hint of sweetness to it since it’s distilled from winter wheat. It also comes in a very pretty package.
And then when it I learned that vodka was the theme for Mixology Monday hosted by Felicia’s Speakeasy, it spurred me to see what I could create with it.

One of my favorite pink mixers is fragrant guava juice and with summer being a great season for so many herbs I I’ve been using herbs in lots of cocktails. The Rose Guava Pinky is what I came up with for MxMo August 2009.
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The Rose Guava Pinky
2 ounces Pinky vodka
2 ounces guava juice (canned, from Mexican product aisle)
1/2 ounce housemade sour mix
3 fresh raspberries
1 inch sprig fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish

Add the Pinky vodka, guava juice, sour mix, raspberries and rosemary to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a small martini glass or coupe champagne glass. Garnish with the rosemary.

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