Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pink Cotton Rita

Day 147

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 (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.


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Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.


  1. not a fan of perfume-mouth either! I love your honesty and descriptions!

  2. I don't think I'll be looking for cotton candy liqueur any time soon :) Very descriptive and I'm surprised it got even 2 shots!

    1. Jan! I was almost going to email you! I haven't heard from you in a while. I wanted to see if you had tried any more of these cocktails =)

      Yes, there's no need to try this stuff, yuck! I think it got a 2 because the first fourth(ish) was "almost" tolerable........almost...and since I did keep drinking it to that point, I figured it deserved a "sort-of" higher rating. I did sit there for a bit and contemplated a lower rating though, I honestly do admit that one!

    2. I have tried a few, but I've been REALLY busy at work and now I've broken my foot I may have time to catch up on my review of the ones I've tried :)

    3. Oh no!! I'm sooo sorry to hear that! That can't be fun at all. I'm glad that you've been able to try a few of my cocktails and am excited to hear which ones and what you thought of them. Take care of yourself and your foot!