Pretty in pink, this Cupid’s Pink Arrow is the perfect cocktail for your Valentine! Light and refreshing with freshly squeezed lemon juice, raspberries, blood orange liquor and vodka, this libation is a great way to toast the day dedicated to romance!
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Ahhh, Valentine’s Day.  A day that originally began as a celebration of one or more saints (depending which religion, story or legend you refer to) and is now associated with romance and love.  Thanks to marketing geniuses, business tycoons and conglomerates it is a day synonymous with chocolates and flowers.

Cupids Pink Arrow Cocktail-51How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?  Are you one of those mushy people who, figuratively, wakes up with that emoji expression where you have little red hearts for eyes?  Do you spring out of bed and skip to the kitchen?  To where your husband always has flowers and a little turquoise box awaiting your arrival, simply because he knows how much you adore this holiday?  Or do you wake up to your alarm, which seems more annoyingly loud than normal, and just hope the day will be over with already?

Cupids Pink Arrow Cocktail-60I feel like this holiday is a touchy one, and most people fall into one of three categories:

A. You are apathetic.  To you this is no different than any of the other 365 days a year.

Cupids Pink Arrow Cocktail-91B.      You absolutely love this holiday (pun intended).  You probably even go so far as to decorate your house with doily red and pink hearts.

Cupids Pink Arrow Cocktail-104C.      You want this holiday to be erased from the calendar.  Permanently.  You most definitely have a story or two about why this holiday should die.

Cupids Pink Arrow Cocktail-130I’m an A type.  I am a romantic at heart, but I could (kind of) care less about Valentine’s Day.  However, if your husband is leaving you boxes of Tiffany’s jewelry to celebrate this day, feel free to tell him to call my husband!  🙂  Don’t get me wrong, Boy, being the wonderful and predictable husband that he is, will bring me home my favorite flowers (long stem sunflowers) and we might even go out to dinner, but only if I don’t feel like cooking.  Other than that, it’s same-same type business in this household.

Cupids Pink Arrow Cocktail-139While the food blog-esphere has you completely covered with chocolates and sweet treats to bake up for your Hunny, I thought I would share this with you instead.  Cupid’s Pink Arrow {A Valentine’s Day Cocktail}.  I figured you can either use this libation to toast to your love, or you can cheers to being single and ready to mingle.  Otherwise, if you are a C type, you can simply use this drink to wash away your woes.

Cupids Pink Arrow Cocktail-165So what does Cupid’s Pink Arrow taste like exactly?  This cocktail is light and refreshing from the sprite and the freshly squeezed lemon juice, and slightly sweet from the muddled raspberries and Splenda.  Those lovely flavors, shaken together with a good brand of vodka and a few splashes of blood orange liquor, make for a drink that is well rounded and very easy to guzzle… so drinker beware, these go down smooth!  Plus, the drink is pink and pretty, making it a no brainer for a day dedicated to romance.

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Cupids Pink Arrow Cocktail-44So, regardless of your feelings towards this Valentine’s day, whether you want to celebrate it or shun it, do it with class and pour yourself a glass (or two) of Cupids Pink Arrow.  Cheers!  To a Valentine’s Day to remember or forget, your call.

-xoxo-

Cheyanne

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Cupid's Pink Arrow
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Pretty in pink, this Cupid's Pink Arrow Cocktail is perfect for Valentine's Day! Light and refreshing with freshly squeezed lemon juice, raspberries, blood orange liquor and vodka, this libation is a great way to toast the day dedicated to romance!

Course: Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 262 kcal
Author: Cheyanne Bany
Ingredients
  • 1.5 ounces Gray Goose Vodka (or vodka of choice)
  • .75 ounces Blood Orange Liqueur
  • 1.5 ounces Orange Juice
  • Splash Lemon Juice
  • 5 Raspberries
  • ½ packet Splenda , or more to taste (can substitute 1 tsp granulated sugar)
  • ½ can Sprite (6 oz.)
  • Ice
  • Garnish:
  • Slices Lemon
  • Raspberries
Instructions
  1. Muddle raspberries in a shaker*.
  2. Add vodka, liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice and Splenda. Shake until well incorporated.
  3. Fill a cocktail glass with ice cubes. Pour shaken liquor mixture over ice. Add sprite and stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with slices of lemons and raspberries. Serve.
Recipe Notes

*A standard shot glass is 1.5 oz.
*For a smoother drink, use a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds from the muddled raspberries before shaking with liquor.
*For a Carafe:
4.5 oz. Vodka
2.25 oz. Blood Orange Liqueur
4.5 oz. Orange Juice
1 TBS Lemon Juice
15 Raspberries
1 ½ packets of Splenda, or more to taste
1 ½ cans of Sprite
Ice

Nutrition Facts
Cupid's Pink Arrow
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262
% Daily Value*
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Sugars 29g
Vitamin A 1.7%
Vitamin C 28.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.