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.
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!
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.