naked lady cocktailAh Valentine’s Day, that special holiday when couples spend money and singles spend time alone.  Whichever boat you’re in this year, you might as well add a naked lady to the mix.

Despite the name, the Naked Lady cocktail is actually somewhat classy, and an inexpensive Valentine’s date. It’s  an aperitif with elements of the aromatic (vermouth), the sweet (grenadine, apricot brandy) and the sour (lemon juice).  The result is a well-balanced cocktail with a name that’s sure to up your street cred, like when you tell your friends about your evening at home with five, maybe six naked ladies.

Naked Lady

1.5 oz Bacardi Superior Rum
1.5 oz Noilly Prat Rouge Vermouth
.5 oz Apricot brandy
.5 oz Pomegranate Grenadine
.5 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lemon peel

Shake all ingredients until very cold, and double strain that baby into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with the lemon peel.

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