Hot-pink drink sets the mood

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More than just eye-candy, this Valentine’s cocktail is made with vodka infused with passion fruit, blood orange and mango.

By ALISON LADMAN
For The Associated Press

This Valentine’s Day cocktail sports a risqué name, is easy on the eyes and drinks like candy.

Even guys will be reaching for this admittedly feminine cocktail. Its flavors are slightly sweet and tangy, much like a glass of pink lemonade. Except that this pink lemonade happens to be powered by vodka, gin and raspberry liqueur.

X-Rated, for those unfamiliar with it, isn’t just a movie classification. It also is the name of a hot -pink liqueur made from vodka infused with passion fruit, blood orange and mango. Another easy use for this alcohol is to simply mix it with seltzer water or ginger beer for a refreshing and bubbly spritzer.

And don’t be ashamed to add a couple of maraschino cherries to this drink to up the pink factor for Valentine’s Day.

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