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VA ABC Signature Cocktail: Pink Tuxedo

Pink Tuxedo
Celebration is in the air, and so we are saying cheers to our latest signature cocktail, the Pink Tuxedo. This delightful concoction marries the elegance of Empress Rose and Elderflower Gin with the vibrant tang of Ruby Red Grapefruit juice. Giffard Pamplemousse liqueur adds a refreshing twist, while lime juice provides a lively citrus kick. Lavender syrup lends a delicate floral sweetness, harmonizing perfectly with the other flavors. And let's not forget the finishing touch - a sprinkle of edible purple glitter, because every drink deserves a bit of sparkle!
POV: It's wedding season, and your guests are looking for something chic and memorable to sip on. Enter the Pink Tuxedo cocktail, a refined yet playful addition to your cocktail menu that will have everyone talking. Its beautiful pink hue and whimsical glitter garnish make it the perfect signature drink for any celebration.
But why stop there? This cocktail isn't just for evening soirées; it's versatile enough to shine on your brunch menu, too. Imagine serving up Pink Tuxedos alongside eggs Benedict and avocado toast, adding a touch of glamour to your weekend gatherings.



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Grab a tall glass and pour in the lavender syrup. Fill glass with ice and set aside. Pour the gin, Pamplemousse liqueur, grapefruit juice, edible glitter, and lime juice into a shaker. Add ice to the shaker, then shake vigorously until cocktail is well chilled. Strain into the ice filled glass, being careful not to disturb the lavender syrup layer, garnish with dried rose and bruléed grapefruit.

To make the lavender syrup, add ¼ cup dried lavender buds and ¼ cup dried blue pea flowers, 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water to a medium saucepan. Heat on medium until all of the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat and let the lavender and blue pea flowers steep until the mixture cools to room temperature. Strain and store in a food safe container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

For the Brûlée grapefruit wheel, slice a grapefruit into ½ wheels. Gently pat the slice dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Dip the wheel in a bowl of sugar to coat. Hold the torch flame over the sugared grapefruit, moving the flame around until the sugar is evenly charred.


Want to see how this cocktail and our other VA ABC Signature Cocktails are made? Watch Beth Dixon of Salt and Acid make the VA ABC Signature Cocktail: Pink Tuxedo here.