Passion Royale

♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

I usually don’t get fired up about Champagne, a Champagne cocktail around New Years withstanding, but I really liked this drink. I was not sure about purchasing this violently pink bottle of passion fruit vodka when gin or bourbon is more my thing, but I’ve never been led astray by the fantastic recipes in Vintage Cocktails. I’m happy about it now! It was delicious paired with the lime juice and Prosecco and I would definitely make this again, despite it’s rather garish color. Next time I think I will serve it in a coupe champagne glass with a skinny spiral of lime. Cheers to love!

slightly adapted from: Vintage Cocktails
makes: 1 cocktail

1/4 ounce X-rated Fusion Liqueur (passion fruit-infused vodka)*
1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
2 ounces Champagne or Prosecco

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Gently shake the vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup with ice and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and lightly pull ingredients up with bar spoon to mix ingredients. Serve.

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*X-Rated Fusion Liqueur is a blend of French vodka, Provence blood orange, mango, and passion fruit, made by the Campari Group. It was named Best Spirit of the Year in 2006 by over 250 US retailers for Market Watch Leaders. It was given 93 points by the Beverage Testing Institute. It can be served over ice, mixed into a cocktail, or paired with club soda.

Here are some other Valentine’s Favorites:

Paris to Moscow 

Apple + Ginger Crisp

Chocolate Nudge

Vanilla Cupcakes with Pink Buttercream + Chocolate Ganache Filling

Strawberry-Thyme Martini

Heart-shaped egg-in-a-hole

Pan-seared Scallops wtih Etti’s Herb Salad

Valentine Cookies

Bucatini Carbonara

 

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