If you are one of those people who just truly detest the flavor of booze, yet likes to have a cocktail in hand every now and again — this one is for you. Oh…and me too. I don’t think I will ever become accustomed to the harsh taste of liquor.
I guess it’s not a goal I necessarily see myself striving for…which is probably a positive thing….so I’m going to go ahead and say that’s ok. Turns out, pineapple juice can be a gal’s best friend. It manages to cloak the vodka in sweet and sour goodness, making for a much more enjoyable sipping experience.
When I was recipe testing for this delightful little ditty, the flavors kept reminding of something…something tangy, sugary, fruity and juicy. And, then it hit me: Starbursts.
This cocktail tasted remarkably similar to those bright and happy, chewy little squares that were such a treat to eat as a little girl. Now that I have my big girl pants on, I’ll gladly consume my candy in liquid form.
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- 1/2 ounce raspberry liquor
- 4 ounces pineapple juice
- Squeeze of a lime wedge
- Pineapple chunks or candy for garnish optional
Add vanilla vodka, raspberry liquor, pineapple and lime juice to a rocks glass. Stir and top with ice. Serve and enjoy.