Pink Whitney is a pink lemonade-flavored vodka, and the name Pink Whitney is attributed to the pink lemonade and Ryan Whitney, the name of the person it was inspired by.
While there are several varieties and flavors of vodkas out there, the flavor profile of Pink Whitney sets it apart from the rest. It carries the sourness from lemonade with a hint of sweetness, which makes it more delectable, and as a vodka, it has roughly 30% alcohol percent.
That’s not all; the popularity of Pink Whitney lies in the versatility of this cocktail. It can be enjoyed as a standalone drink or by adding several other beverages.
While you can’t go wrong when trying various blends with Pink Whitney; however, to be on the safe side, what to drink with Pink Whitney?
There are numerous choices to choose from, but some popular options to mix with your Pink Whitney cocktail are; Carbonated beverages, energy drinks, fruit juices, lemonade, limeade, or even aperitifs and syrups. Or you can blend in two or three of these mixes, e.g., Sweet and Sour blend.
Here, we will discuss various drinks you can mix with Pink Whitney to enjoy a refreshing new cocktail, but before that, a small introduction on how to make this cocktail.
How To Make Pink Whitney
The simplicity to make this drink further glamorizes this cocktail. Also, the ingredients you need for this blend can be counted on a single hand, which are as follows:
- Vodka (1-2 ounces)
- Pink lemonade (5-6 ounces)
- Lemon or grapefruit
Take a cocktail shaker, and add vodka and pink lemonade to it with ice to make a chilled drink. Top it up with lemon juice, ice cubes, and lemon wedges as a garnish, and you have your cocktail ready.
The best thing about Pink Whitney is you are not constrained by the amount you can prepare. You can prepare this cocktail in larger quantities, e.g., in pitchers and even cocktail tubs.
The only thing of relevance is the ratio of pink lemonade to vodka, but that’s also a personal preference, e.g., if you want a strong drink, you can tinker with the amount of vodka to lemonade.
What To Mix With Pink Whitney
Vodka as a standalone drink is tasteless, which makes it a perfect base for most cocktails.
However, this characteristic is shared by lemonade too. Hence, the combination of the two is a match made in heaven as a cocktail base or a simple drink.
Also, if you are wondering how pink lemonade is different from a regular one, it is the addition of color only.
1. Carbonated Drinks
Let’s start with the most popular option, i.e., sodas, as the fizz in these beverages is the thing that keeps you coming back for more. That’s why adding sodas to your Pink Whitney creates a fizzy cocktail, enhancing the flavor and taste.
The best match with Pink Whitney is Sprite, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try it with Coke, which adds more sweetness to the drink.
But if you consider the health effects of these sugar bombs and the adverse effects of diet sodas, an alternate fizz option is much needed here.
So, if you want to keep your Pink Whitney on the healthy side, try adding sparkling water to your cocktail for that extra fizz.
To make this cocktail blend, keep the ratio 1:2-3 ounces of Pink Whitney to Sprite/Coke. That’s all!
2. Fruit Juices
A variety of fruit juices complement Pink Whitney’s flavor. The amount for the blend stays the same, i.e., one ounce of Pink Whitney per three ounces of fruit juice. Following is the list of some good Pink Whitney and fruit juice blends:
Pineapple juice and Pink Whitney is your go-to option for a sweet yet exotic cocktail with just the right amount of sweet and sour texture.
Strawberries are versatile when you think of juicing, and the mix of sweet and sour flavor profiles makes them perfect for a Pink Whitney blend.
Cranberry juice and Pink Whitney have a similar taste profile to the strawberry and Pink Whitney blend, but more on the bitter end (because of cranberries).
However, this blend is a must-try for the tropical appearance it imparts to your cocktail.
While orange juice may seem like an odd option because of the lemon (sourness); however, if you want a stimulating drink with a reinvigorating effect, orange juice and Pink Whitney is a must to try.
Mixing grapefruit with vodka is nothing new and is known as Greyhound. So, if you haven’t yet, try mixing grapefruit juice with Pink Whitney.
While these are some of the best fruit juice pairings with Pink Whitney, you can always try other juices.
3. Energy Drinks
Try mixing energy drinks with your Pink Whitney to make an energy-boosting cocktail. The most popular choice here is Red Bull, the bubbly flavor of this energy drink pairs well with the sweet yet sour taste of lemonade and vodka.
That’s not all; you can experiment with other energy drinks, such as Monster.
Pink Whitney is a mix of vodka and lemonade, so mixing it with more lemonade may seem like an odd choice, but mixing lemonade with Pink Whitney is a match made in heaven.
The more lemonade you mix with your Pink Whitney, the lesser the alcohol content and the higher the refreshing lemon taste.
Limeade follows the same reason as lemonade in this case because limeade is made in the same manner as lemonade, but instead of lemons, limes are used.
6. Aperitifs and Syrups (Aperol and Grenadine)
Aperol is a perfect combination with Pink Whitney. You can use one ounce of Aperol with two ounces of Pink Whitney to make a cocktail blend.
For a more complex option, check out the video below to find out how to make Pink Whitney Aperol Spritz.
Also, Grenadine is another option at your disposal. Try making your regular Pink Whitney and add ⅛ or ¼ teaspoon of Grenadine. It will make your cocktail visually striking but also a bit sweeter.
While you can mix Pink Whitney with other alcoholic drinks, the problem is the increase in alcohol content. That’s why you have to be careful about how much you mix.
7. Most Popular Mix (Sweet & Sour)
This blend with Pink Whitney is the most popular choice for most people.
- Lemon/Lemon Juice
- Lime/Lime Juice
- Pink Whitney
As mentioned frequently, the taste of lemon and lime pairs best with Pink Whitney, which brought forth this cocktail blend.
Mix Pink Whitney and the other blend in 1:1, meaning for a half cup of Pink Whitney, add half a cup lemon-lime-sugar-water.
So, the best thing about this cocktail is you can have two drinks from one, i.e., if you prepare one cup of Pink Whitney and one cup of ingredients other than Pink Whitney, you can get two cups of the sweet and sour blend.
Lastly, now you know a variety of blends with Pink Whitney to keep yourself occupied while enjoying a diverse range of flavors.
Also, Pink Whitney is a versatile cocktail that fits well with a diversity of fruit juices, sodas, energy drinks, lemonade, limeade, a blend of the two, aperitifs and syrups, and so on.