Little Pink Pearl


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Little Pink Pearl

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Ingredients (5)

  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat
  • Ice
  • 1 thin red grapefruit slice, for garnish


Red grapefruit juice and orgeat give this drink its slightly opaque, pearlescent color. If you choose, add a splash of rum or vodka, but this floral, citrusy blend can hold its own without the booze.

What to buy: Orgeat is an almond-sugar syrup traditionally made from whole blanched almonds. The nut oil gives the syrup (and cocktails made with it) a richness that can’t be duplicated with a cheap almond-flavored syrup. Try to find a high-quality brand such as Small Hand Foods or B.G. Reynolds.

This recipe was featured as part of our Nonalcoholic Cocktails for New Year’s Eve photo gallery.


  1. 1Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. 2Place the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and orgeat in a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain into the chilled glass and garnish with the grapefruit slice.
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