Pink Whitney Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:30%

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Pink Whitney is a cocktail with a fascinating history. It was created by the team at New Amsterdam Vodka after a passing comment made by Ryan Whitney, a former NHL player and current co-host of the Spittin' Chiclets podcast. Ryan mentioned on the podcast that his favorite way to drink New Amsterdam Vodka was to mix it with pink lemonade. The comment caught the attention of the New Amsterdam team and they decided to create a ready-to-drink version of Ryan's favorite cocktail, thus the Pink Whitney was born. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a sweet, refreshing drink with a bit of a kick.

How Pink Whitney Tastes?

The Pink Whitney is a delightfully sweet cocktail with a tart undertone. The pink lemonade gives it a refreshing citrusy flavor, while the vodka adds a smooth, strong kick. It's a well-balanced drink that's both sweet and sour, with a vibrant, fruity taste that lingers on the palate.

Interesting facts about Pink Whitney

  • The Pink Whitney was named after Ryan Whitney, a former professional ice hockey defenseman.
  • The cocktail was originally just a personal favorite of Ryan's before it was turned into a marketable product.
  • Despite its sweet taste, the Pink Whitney packs a punch with a 30% alcohol content.


  • New amsterdam pink whitney vodka: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Lemonade: 4 oz(120ml)
  • Ice cubes: as needed

A few good options for Pink Whitney are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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New Amsterdam Pink Whitney Vodka

  • A hockey fan's delight, this vodka brings a zing with its infused pink lemonade flavor. The standard 2 oz is just right—too much, and you're on a one-way ticket to tipsy town, too little, and it's just lemonade with an identity crisis.

Mary Mitkina


  • The yin to Pink Whitney's yang, lemonade balances the deal with its sour kick and sweet embrace. Swap it with soda, and you enter a lighter realm, or go crazy and mix in a flavored lemonade for a tropical escape.

Alex Green

Ice Cubes

  • They chill the chat and the drink. No ice, and you'll find your cocktail a tad too warm-hearted. The cold temp keeps the flavors snappy and your cool intact.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Pink Whitney Drink

  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 2 oz of New Amsterdam Pink Whitney Vodka over the ice.
  3. Top up the glass with 4 oz of lemonade.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. Enjoy your Pink Whitney!

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to chill your vodka before mixing the cocktail to ensure it's refreshing.
  • You can garnish your Pink Whitney with a slice of lemon or a cherry for an extra touch.
  • If you want a stronger drink, you can increase the amount of vodka.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Plates: A variety of cheeses, especially mild ones like mozzarella and Havarti, balance the sweetness of the cocktail.
  • Fried Foods: Classic bar snacks like fried pickles or calamari complement the tanginess of Pink Whitney.


  • Grilled Chicken: The zesty flavor of the drink pairs well with the simplicity of a well-grilled chicken breast.
  • Seafood: Particularly shrimp or light fish that won't overpower the delicate flavors of this refreshing cocktail.


  • Lemon Bars: Enhances the lemon flavor in the drink.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: The creaminess of ice cream will contrast nicely with the zesty Pink Whitney.

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What you could change in Pink Whitney

If you don't have Pink Whitney Vodka, you can substitute it with any other type of vodka and add a splash of cranberry juice to get the pink color. You can also use any type of lemonade or even lemon-lime soda for a fizzier drink.

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Berry Whitney Thrill

  • Ingredients: Pink Whitney Vodka, Mixed Berry Lemonade, Fresh Berries, Ice. Recipe: Swap standard lemonade with a mixed berry lemonade and garnish with fresh berries. Flavor: Expect bursts of berry notes that make Pink Whitney more summer picnic than hockey rink.

Pink Whitney Spritz

  • Ingredients: Pink Whitney Vodka, Sparkling Water, Mint, Ice. Recipe: Replace lemonade with sparkling water and add mint for a refreshing twist. Flavor: A light and fizzy cocktail that dances on the tongue, perfect for those seeking a less sweet adventure.

Tropical Pink

  • Ingredients: Pink Whitney Vodka, Mango Lemonade, Pineapple Juice, Ice. Recipe: Combine Mango Lemonade with a splash of pineapple juice instead of regular lemonade. Flavor: An exotic take that transports you to the beach with each sip, bringing a tropical zing to the Pink Whitney.

In case you forgot basics how to make Pink Whitney

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Pink Whitney

What is the ideal serving temperature for the Pink Whitney cocktail?

The Pink Whitney cocktail is best served chilled. You can achieve this by chilling the vodka before mixing the cocktail and using ice cubes.

Does Pink Whitney cocktail need any garnishing?

Garnishing is optional for Pink Whitney. You may add a slice of lemon or cherry as a garnish if desired.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Pink Whitney?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of the Pink Whitney by omitting the vodka and increasing the amount of pink lemonade or use a non-alcoholic vodka substitute.

Is Pink Whitney considered a girly drink?

While the Pink Whitney has pink in its name and colour, it's enjoyed by people of all genders. Its colour comes from the pink lemonade, not from any inherent femininity of the drink.

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