Friday, July 15, 2011

The X-Rated Martini

The X-Rated Martini

My first taste of X-Rated Fusion Liqueur was a year ago on summer vacation in Maine. The interesting cocktail menu at One Dock in Kennebunkport offered an X-Rated Martini and it sounded to fetching to pass up. The drink itself was a delightful pink hue and had a summery sweet and sour kick. I loved it and determined to buy a bottle of that liqueur. But somehow a year passed and it always fell down the list as we experimented with other delectable concoctions.

The X-Rated Martini
The recent arrive of summer brought to mind last year's wonderful vacation and I began talking about the X-Rated drink again. So when Brian was at a liquor depot stocking us up, he remembered and bought a bottle.

Our summer drink of choice is normally the frozen daiquiri and, more recently, we've been experimenting with frozen sorbet drinks. Not milkshakes with a bit of alcohol, mind you, but just a hint of sweet and sour sorbets to add creaminess and tang to powerful drinks. But that aside, there are a number of fruity, well-blended mixers that are perfect for summer cocktails and X-Rated Fusion, a blend of vodka, blood orange, mango and passion fruit, is definitely one of them. And, unlike our blender drinks, it's quickly mixed up in a shaker for a refreshing summer cocktail. Cheers!

Per Serving:
2 oz. Vodka
1 1/2 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry and a wedge of lemon.

14 comments:

  1. The title alone makes me want to drink it. What a lovely shade for a drink too...it just begs to be drunk :)

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  3. Now that is a cocktail!! Nicely done!!!

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  4. I am a martini girl through and through, usually just the straight up gin with an olive kind. But you said X-Rated and I had to check it out. It sounds great, I'd definitely give it a try.

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  5. What a great title! This cocktail looks fantastic! :)

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  6. I am all for a sexy martini, looks great too!

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  7. Wow - what a great cocktail!

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  8. It may be summery but really perfect for the holidays too! So pretty...I would like one now please.

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  9. I don't know anything about this liqueur--generally I avoid liqueurs because they are too sweet, but this one sounds interesting.

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  10. This sounds like an amazing drink - will be on the search for this liqueur

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  11. Yummmmmmm, my hubby will love this, thank you!!!

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  12. Sounds quite *hiccup* delicious, Anita. I may have to try a few of *hiccup* those!

    Seriously though, I have seen that liquor but wasn't sure about it. Now I have an opinion I can trust so may give it a try :-)

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  13. Mmmm.... x-rated libation :-) This sounds like a wonderful drink!

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