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How to Drink Pink Whitney

Karen Frazier
Pink Whitney vodka by New Amsterdam

Pink Whitney is a pink, lemon-flavored vodka drink distilled by New Amsterdam Vodka and inspired by NHL player Ryan Whitney, who hosts the Spittin' Chicklets podcast. There are many ways you can enjoy a Pink Whitney drink and a number of Pink Whitney mixers to try.

What Is Pink Whitney?

Pink Whitney is a pink lemonade infused vodka.

  • It has a sweet-tart citrus flavor along with the alcoholic kick of vodka. It tastes similar to a lemon drop martini.
  • It has a light pink color.
  • Alcohol by volume (ABV) of Pink Whitney is 30% (60 proof).
  • Pink Whitney contains sugar; 1.5 ounces (1 shot) of Pink Whitney contains 6.6 grams of added sugars (and the same amount of carbs), compared to straight vodka, which doesn't contain any added sugars or carbs.
  • It has about 100 calories per 1.5 ounce shot (non-flavored vodka has about 65 calories per 1.5 ounce shot).
  • It costs around $15 for a 750 mL bottle.

Pink Whitney Drinks

There are a number of ways you can drink Pink Whitney.

Pink Whitney Shot

To make a Pink Whitney shot, serve it highly chilled. Store it in the freezer and pour it into a chilled shot glass. If you didn't store it in the freezer, shake it in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into shot glasses.

Pink Starburst Shot

Add a hint of flavor that makes a Pink Whitney shot taste like a Starburst candy.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Pink Whitney vodka
  • ½ ounce whipped cream vodka
  • Dash or two of grenadine
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a shot glass.
Friends toasting with pink whitney shot

Pink Whitney Martini

Making a Pink Whitney martini is super easy; because it already contains pink lemonade, it's a drink by itself. Therefore, all you need to do to make a Pink Whitney martini is to chill it.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Pink Whitney
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Pink Whitney and ice. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon peel.
Pink Whitney martini

Pink Whitney on the Rocks

Pink Whitney is sweet enough that if you like a sweet, lemonade cocktail, then you can simply drink it on the rocks. If it's too sweet, add an ounce or two of club soda or seltzer to dilute the sweetness.

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 3 ounces Pink Whitney
  • Up to 3 ounces soda water
  • Lemon slices and mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice.
  2. Add the Pink Whitney and soda water and stir gently.
  3. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs.
Pink whitney on the rocks

Pink Whitney Cosmopolitan

You can also use Pink Whitney in a cosmopolitan cocktail. Because the Cosmopolitan already contains sugar, you can omit the orange liqueur or triple sec, which serves as a sweetener for the cocktail.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 2½ ounces Pink Whitney
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, cranberry juice, and Pink Whitney.
  3. Add the ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with the lemon peel.
pouring pink whitney cosmopolitan

Pink Whitney Thyme Lemonade

Add a lovely herbal flavor to Pink Whitney to make a tasty and refreshing thyme-scented boozy lemonade.

Ingredients

  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, plus a sprig for garnish
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces Pink Whitney
  • 1 ounce seltzer or flat water

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle the thyme sprigs.
  2. Add the ice, Pink Whitney, and seltzer. Stir gently.
  3. Garnish with the remaining thyme sprig.

Variations

You can vary this with other fresh herbs:

  • Replace the thyme sprigs with 6 basil leaves.
  • Replace the thyme with 4 or 5 torn mint leaves.
  • Replace the thyme with 3 basil sprigs.
  • Replace the thyme with 3 tarragon sprigs.
Pink whitney thyme lemonade

Pink Whitney Wine Spritzer

Make a refreshing summer wine spritzer.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Fill a wine glass with ice.
  2. Add the wine, Pink Whitney, and club soda. Stir gently.
  3. Garnish with the lime wedge.
Pink whitney wine spritzer

Pink Whitney Aperol Spritz

Aperol is an Italian aperitivo (apéritif) with a slightly bitter flavor of orange peel, rhubarb, and other aromatics. When combined with vodka, wine, and club soda, it makes a bittersweet refreshing cocktail.

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • ¾ ounce Aperol
  • 1½ ounces Pink Whitney
  • 2 ounces dry Prosecco
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a large wine glass with ice.
  2. Add the Aperol, Pink Whitney, Prosecco, and club soda. Stir gently.
  3. Garnish with the orange peel.
Pink whitney aperol spritz

Pink Whitney Strawberry Lemonade

Make a refreshing strawberry lemonade with Pink Whitney.

Ingredients

  • 4 strawberries, hulled and sliced, plus an additional strawberry for garnish
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces Pink Whitney
  • 1 ounce club soda

Instructions

  1. In a collins glass, muddle the strawberry slices.
  2. Add the ice, Pink Whitney, and club soda. Stir gently.
  3. Serve garnished with the strawberry.

Variations

Vary this basic recipe in a few ways:

  • Replace the strawberries with 6 to 8 raspberries.
  • Replace the strawberries with 10 blueberries.
  • Replace the strawberries with two to three fresh peach slices.
  • Replace the strawberries with 6 to 8 blackberries.
Pink whitney strawberry lemonade

What to Mix With Pink Whitney

While Pink Whitney is delicious plain and chilled, you can mix it with a number of mixers to make interesting drinks.

  • Lemon-lime soda, such as 7-up or Sprite
  • Club soda or seltzer water
  • Lemonade
  • Limeaid
  • Freshly squeezed lemon, lime, or orange juice
  • Grapefruit juice or soda
  • Cranberry juice
  • Cola
  • Fruit punch
  • Sweet and sour mix
  • Pineapple juice
  • Iced tea
  • Ginger beer
  • Ginger ale
  • Hot tea
  • Red Bull

Many Ways to Drink Pink Whitney

It's a relative newcomer to the market, but Pink Whitney has already made a name for itself. With a sweet-tart lemon flavor and an enticing pink color, Pink Whitney is a versatile and delicious cocktail ingredient.

How to Drink Pink Whitney