I am trying to make my own cocktail and would like it to have a pink colour. I do not know which ingredients to add to make the cocktail appear pink, and would like some advice.
Here is what I currently put in my cocktail (currently in an experimental phase, so I plan to play around with the mixing ratios):
- White rum: Baccardi Carta Blanca 3cl
- Guava and passionfruit juice/syrup 1.5cl
- Simple syrup (1:1 mixture of sugar and water) 1.5cl
- Ice cubes
- Club Soda (fill up rest of the glass)
The guava juice (I don't really know the right english word, but it is some kind of non-alcoholic concentrated beverage that you normally dilute with water (and this one in particular is sugar free, and has a mixing ratio with water of 1/9) and then drink).
I want to enhance the guava and passionfruit flavour, but give it a nice pink colour. This drink was inspired by the Jarritos guava flavor soda (but it is somewhat expensive, so I use guava juice and club soda instead). I think I want the drink to be more sweet than bitter or sour (as I think this goes great with the guava flavour).
I hope to achieve a colour somewhat like the guava soda shown in the picture. However, when mixing the juice and other ingredients, the juice is almost dominant in flavour, but only adds the faintest of colour. The drink is almost perfectly clear.
Any tips on how to achieve this pink hue while preserving the guava flavour? (Other tips about new ingredients and tips about mixing ratios is also appreciated, but my main concern is achieving the pink colour.)
Edit: See my answer below for the final recipe.