Pink Cotton Rita
2 shots out of 5
Time to choose one of my mini bottles to make a cocktail out of. Iny-miny-miney-mo I choose Cotton Candy! Now I'm not gonna go all out looking for some snazzy pink cotton candy to put on top of my cocktails......but a pink monkey.......well, ok.
I gave tonight's cocktail 2 shots out of 5. I have to be completely honest......the mid to after taste of each and every sip kinda tastes like perfume.......gag. Not a big fan of drinking perfume. Can't stand it when I walk by a lady who has obviously bathed in a few bottles of perfume.....with my mouth open......and then I taste it for like the next 5 minutes, yuck! This cocktail kind of makes my tongue feel yucky sipping it too. The sad thing about this cocktail is the fact that I can taste that it would be a really good margarita........if it had some other flavoring to it instead of......(I feel like I licked a perfumed grandma right now, the more sips I'm taking the worse it gets......what did I rate this thing again?) cotton candy liqueur.
I got this recipe from cottoncandytouch.com (found out today 11/8/16 that it no longer exists). The only difference in our two cocktails is the tequila we used. Theirs is some kind of tequila that is flavored, mine is a bottle of Trader Joe's tequila (unflavored). Maybe a flavored tequila would have made some difference.........but I have a big feeling that it wouldn't have made enough of one to make me really like this cocktail.
Here is the recipe for a Pink Cotton Rita:
- 2oz Cotton Candy Liqueur (the mini bottle says 50ml......but it actually had 2oz in it!)
- 1 oz tequila
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1oz simple syrup
In a shaker add ice and all ingredients above. Shake it up real well and strain your cocktail into a margarita (or a cool looking one like mine) glass that has crushed ice in it already.
Here is a photo of the end result:
Here is a photo of the ingredients:
Well so much for that cool looking bottle and intriguing looking color. That cotton candy stuff is for the birds.
The Cocktail Lady