The Naughty Schoolgirl
INGREDIENTS Pama, 360 Raspberry Vodka, lemon juice and splash of Sprite, $7.50
Although the name may make you blush, the Naughty Schoolgirl from Anacortes’s 5th Street Bistro in the Majestic Inn & Spa is perfect for when you’re feeling, well, naughty. The vodka-based raspberry lemon drink is slightly tart and conjures a pleasant pucker after each sip. It’s a pretty pink drink garnished with a lime slice and orchid, making it a must for special occasions and any celebration involving a group of women.
It’s a light drink, so pairs well with lighter dishes, perhaps a salad or the bistro’s seared sea scallops. The sweet scallops bring out the cocktail’s floral notes, while the melody of roasted potatoes, peppers, and zucchini helps cut the tart flavor. And if you need a reason to order a decadent chocolate treat (and who does?), its raspberry notes pair well with the Bistro’s Chocolate Bombe dessert: chocolate mousse inside butter pound cake, all encased in chocolate ganache.
The Naughty Schoolgirl goes down easily, so don’t be surprised if you want to ask for seconds. A couple of these cocktails and you’ll be ready to dance, and maybe even flirt with a stranger.