UV Pink Flamingo Cocktail

UV Pink Flamingo Cocktail
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
280 Calories
1g Fat
35g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 8mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The bright pink vodka known as UV Lemonade is a ton of fun to mix into cocktails. Its sweet-tart taste is perfectly represented in UV's pink flamingo recipe, a cocktail that is reminiscent of the popular cosmopolitan.

This particular vodka has a pink lemonade flavor, which is rather unique in the world of flavored vodkas. It pairs wonderfully with cranberry juice and a hint of triple sec, creating a lovely little cocktail that you're sure to love. It's a flirty pink martini that's a fabulous choice for a party, especially if it has a pink or summer theme.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour all of the ingredients.

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • UV Lemonade should be readily available at most liquor stores. Just look for the brand's other brightly colored vodkas, including the famous UV Blue.
  • There are other lemonade-flavored vodkas available now, though UV was one of the first. If you're looking for a substitute, try Deep Eddy Lemon or Svedka Strawberry Lemonade. Neither is bright pink and the flavor is not quite the same, but they will make a nice cocktail.

Recipe Variations

  • Adding a splash of a lightly flavored soda (e.g., lemon-lime, ginger ale) can give this martini a nice fizz and make it even more refreshing. You could also go with a sparkling lemonade or a sparkling Italian soda.
  • This cocktail is also quite pleasant when served a little taller and on the rocks. The easiest way to increase the volume is to double up on both the juice and triple sec, adding a sparkling element (even a rosé wine) if you like. Switch to a double old-fashioned or highball glass or enjoy it in an ice-filled Mason jar.
  • As with the cosmo, feel free to adjust the cranberry juice and triple sec to suit your taste. The recommended amounts will create a sweet, fruity drink. If you reverse the two ingredients—pour 1 ounce triple sec and just a splash of cranberry—it will have a slightly drier flavor.
  • There are quite a few cocktails that take on the pink flamingo name. One of the more common pink flamingos is a juicy vodka highball that's more like an enhanced screwdriver, complete with a dash of sloe gin.

How Strong Is a UV Pink Flamingo?

Like most flavored vodkas, UV Lemonade is bottled a little lower than normal, at 30 percent ABV (60 proof). That—and all the cranberry juice—makes this a pleasantly light cocktail. Once mixed up, its alcohol content will be in the 17 percent ABV (34 proof) range, which is slightly stronger than the average wine.