By Aurora Rodríguez
If you’re looking to support breast cancer awareness this year don’t have to purchase yet another fuchsia matte lipstick or bubble gum-colored blender. All you have to do is visit a select group of Miami restaurants and order a signature pink-hued spirit. These local eateries are polishing their mixologist skills and showing some love to the cause by creating cocktails that, when purchased, will donate 10 to 50 percent of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Drink prices range from $8 to $16 at the 24 Miami restaurants participating in "Drink Pink." Here’s a look at three unique cocktails, with recipes that’ll have you whipping them up at your own pink-themed house party and looking at the world through rose-colored glasses.
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Pink Popsicle Martini
Add 2 ounces of vanilla vodka and 2 ounces of passion fruit juice to a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a watermelon popsicle stick.
The Pink Popsicle Martini is $16 at La Marea, The Tides Hotel, 1220 Ocean Dr, South Beach; 305-604-5070
Add 2 ounces of Skyy Vodka, 1/2 ounces of triple sec, a splash of fresh ginger juice poached in port wine and a squeeze of one lime wedge to a cocktail tumbler filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a pink sugar rim.
Ginger Skyy is $13 at Pacific Time, 35 NE 40th St, Design District; 305 722-7369
Sparkling Pink Sangria
Muddle 4 fresh raspberries into the bottom of a large pitcher with sugar water. Add 1 bottle of pinot grigio, 6 ounces of sancerre rose or another pale rose wine, 3 ounces of Sprite, 2 ounces of peach schnapps, 2 ounces of triple sec, a dash of raspberry simple syrup, 2 ounces of cava (for sparkle) and a handful of fresh raspberries. Mix ingredients in the pitcher and refrigerate for a couple hours to allow the fruit to marinate. Pour into a large rocks glass filled with ice. Makes around four glasses.
The Sparkling Pink Sangria is $8 a glass at Brosia, 163 NE 39th St, Design District; 305-572-1400
Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake Martini
Add 1 ounce of stoli strawberry vodka, 1 ounce Godiva white chocolate liqueur, 1 ounce of Framboli strawberry liqueur, 1/2 ounce of Bailey’s, 1/2 ounce of cream or half and half into a martini shaker filled with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a whole fresh strawberry.
The Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake Martini is $14 at Kitchen 305 in the Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort, 16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 305-749-2110
The 24 participating restaurants and their pink drinks
Anacapri, Pink Guavatini, $10
Andu, Watermelon Mojito $13
Azul, The Pink Ribbon, $13
Badrutt’s Place, Raspberry Flirtini, $12
Brosia, Sparkling Pink Sangria, $8
Fuegovivo, Prinkly Caipirinha, $9.95
Fratelli Lyon, Fratelli Lampone, $9
Hilton Miami, Hilton Miami Pink in Martini, $8
JW Mariott Miami, Prosa, $9.75
Kefi, Sour Cherry Lemotini, $10
Kitchen 305, Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake Martini, $14
La Marea at The Tides South Beach, Pink Passion Popsicle, $16
Lime Lounge at the Trump International Beach Resort, Brazilian Rose, $12
Mamma Jennie’s, Mama’s Sangria, $6.25
Miami Mariott Biscayne/Bay View Grill, various drinks, $8-$12
M-Bar at The Mandarin Oriental, The Pink Ribbon, $13
Ocean Prime, Berries and Bubbles, $16
Ortanique, Watermelon Cucumber Martini, $12
Pacific Time, Ginger Skyy, $13
Prime Blue Grill, Pink Martini, $12
Raphael Restaurant, Pink Raphaella, $11
Soyka, Drink Pink For Us, $10
Tony Chan’s Water Club Chinese Restaurant, Pink Lychee, $11.95
Yolo Lounge, Strawberry Caiprinham $12