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Sipster, Amy Jurist from LA, sent in this recipe – and I love it because, for me, the name of this drink conjures up images of gaudy ladies 'of a certain age' wearing pink velvet “leisure suits,” lots of gold jewelry and big hair, parked in front of a slot machine in Vegas lounges…
In other words, the aging remnants of Vegas’ good old days. The one that catered to fast-livers, hardened gamblers and women of ill-repute. The clandestine hang out of the Rat Pack and starlets, where a bad move could get a guy taken out to the desert, never to be seen again… The REAL Vegas before it became a diluted extension of Disneyland for college kids, convention-goers and obese tourists from middle-America.
And, then of course, there are the Pink Velvet Porn flicks, which is another subject entirely…
But, I digress in all my ramblings … here’s the drink!
Pink Velvet Martini
1 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. peach schnapps
2 oz. pineapple juice
Combine vodka, schnapps and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with Chambord.