Serious Eats: Talk
Can you help me name this drink?
So I'm getting married in less than two weeks, and my fiancée and I have been trying to come up with one of those "signature cocktails" that will be served at the reception.
We had a lovely dinner out on Friday at 75 on Liberty Wharf in Boston which introduced us to one of their Spring Martinis: a potent mixture of raspberry vodka, grapefruit juice, and lemon-lime soda.* It's STRONG - too strong to serve at the wedding in its original strength. And while the name fits the drink in normal situations, "Bittersweet Season" doesn't really scream Happy Wedding Celebration in quite the right way.
We rejiggered the proportions to 1:1:1 with a twist of lemon, and have come up with a pleasantly pink cocktail that's simultaneously sweet and refreshing. But what do we name this thing? Everything we came up with involving pink came off vaguely dirty, so I thought maybe we'd throw it out to you guys?
*I will, for the moment, forego my distaste for calling just anything in a cocktail glass a martini.