The Breast Cancer Research Foundation was formed in 1993 by Evelyn Lauder (Vice President of Estee Lauder). She established as their symbol the Pink Ribbon. Each year their fund rasiing activities have got bigger and bigger culminating now in Breast Cancer Awareness month - October. What better way to promote this month than creating and having Pink Cocktails?
Friday within the Campaign is also called "Dress-down Pink Day". So today is the day to get out your Cocktail making bits and bobs and get making some Pink Cocktails.
The Mary Pickford
- 2 shots of rum
- 1 & 1/2 shots of Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 shot of Pomegranate (Grenadine) syrup
- 1/8 shot of Marachino liqueur (optional)
How its made -
Place all the ingredients into a Cocktail shaker over ice, shake and then strain into a chilled Martini glass. Enjoy the taste of the Caribbean
This Cocktail was created in 1920 by Mixologist Fred Kaufman for Mary Pickford, wife of Douglas Fairbanks whilst she was in Cuba filming a silent movie along with Charlie Chaplin.
The Pink Hound
- 2x shots London Dry Gin
- 1 & 1/2 Pink grapefruit Juice
- 1/4 shot Pomegranate (Grenadine) syrup
How its made -
Place all the ingredients into a Cocktail shaker over ice, shake and then strain into a chilled Martini glass. A great sweet and sour combination
These two will set you up for thr week-end. Let us know how you get on with them, whether you like them, dodn't like them or needed to adapt them to your own taste...and how boozy your weekend was!
Don't forget, unlike Baking (as in the Great British Bake Off), Cocktails need to be adpated or modified to your own taste. A Cocktail recipe is just a guideline.