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A Love Potion for Valentine's DayBy Julie Fishman
Cupid's arrows are flying and love is certainly in the air, as Valentine's Day is under a week away. Whether you're a holiday hater or a total love bug, you'll need a drink to wash down all those inevitable candy hearts. Our swig of the week will do the trick and match any V-day décor.
Perfectly pink and super-sexy, “The Pink Panther” makes for a refreshing post-makeout palate cleanser. Created by bar manager Jason Christopher of The Abbey in West Hollywood, whipping up this cocktail is a non-cliché way to show your beau some affection.
Or, if you're flying solo this year, add some extra grapefruit to make “The Pink Panther” a bit more bitter, then toss Bridget Jones's Diary into your DVD player — the combo will have you smiling in no time.
“The Pink Panther”
2.5 oz. Ketel One (or similar) Vodka
1oz. Grapefruit juice
1oz. Sour mix
Splash of soda water
Cherry for garnish
Directions: Combine all but the cherry in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into an ice-filled highball or Collins glass. Add a cherry garnish.
Jason Christopher is the bar manager at The Abbey, located in West Hollywood and voted Best Gay Bar in the World by Logo/MTV Networks.
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