In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Twisted Alchemy–– a female-led company creating Cold-Pressed Juices for Craft Cocktails–– is raising funds for breast cancer research by donating sales from their Pink Posse Cocktail Kit to Speed Rack, an all-womxn+ high-speed bartending competition designed to highlight up-and-coming talent in the cocktail industry and give back to those impacted by breast cancer. The contest is open to all who identify as womxn/femmes.
Since 2011, Speed Rack has raised over $1.25 million for breast cancer research, and Twisted Alchemy is a longtime sponsor of the organization. During the various rounds of the high-speed bartending competition, contestants use juices donated by Twisted Alchemy (view video HERE).
The Pink Posse cocktail is a refreshing bright pink cocktail made with Twisted Achemy’s cold-pressed grapefruit and blood orange juices. It was created by mixologist and photographer Risa James. For anyone who prefers not to imbibe, the Pink Posse can also be enjoyed sans alcohol. Although the original recipe is written with vodka, it can also be made with blanco tequila (we recommend LALO), or a light and herbaceous gin (we recommend ROKU), or even a joven mezcal (we recommend Apaluz).
The Pink Posse cocktail is made with Twisted Alchemy’s cold pressed grapefruit and blood orange juice, but has savory notes of sage and just a hint of smoke. (credit: Risa James)
- 2 oz vodka (or tequila, gin, or mezcal)
- 1 oz Twisted Alchemy grapefruit juice
- 1 oz Twisted Alchemy blood orange juice
- 3 oz sparkling water
- 2-3 fresh sage leaves
- 1 dash of Liquid Smoke
- 1 dehydrated citrus wheel for garnish
- Mixing tin
- Combine liquor of your choice, juices, liquid smoke, and 2 sage leaves in a mixing tin without ice
- Muddle for 30 seconds, ensuring the sage leaf is crushed to disburse flavor
- Add ice
- Shake vigorously for 30 seconds
- Strain over fresh ice into a pilsner or collins glass
- Fill with sparkling water
- Gently stir to mix
- Garnish with dehydrated citrus wheel and fresh sage leaf
- Serve + enjoy!
Link to Purchase
The Pink Posse cocktail kit is available nationwide and priced at $49.99 with 15% of sales being donated to Speed Rack throughout October. Each kit contains:
- One 25.4 oz bottle of Twisted Alchemy’s fresh, cold-pressed blood orange juice
- One 25.4 oz bottle of Twisted Alchemy’s fresh, cold-pressed grapefruit juice
- One pack of dehydrated citrus wheel garnishes
- One pack of hibiscus lime salt cocktail rimmer