Thirsty Thursday: The Pink Lady

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This week we are featuring one of our favorites, La Valencia’s signature cocktail, the Pink Lady. The cocktail is the ideal summer sipper, representing the iconic 100+ year young hotel. It’s a refreshing and fresh blend of Tito’s Vodka, Basil Oil, Watermelon, Lemon and Compressed Watermelon. Perfect to enjoy on THE MED‘s ocean view terrace, or at the hotel’s lobby bar, it’s summer in a glass. The drink’s pink hue mimics the soft palate of the hotel’s exterior, which can be seen from blocks away in La Jolla Village.

Stop in to the MED, or make your own Pink Lady at home using the recipe below. We just cant get enough of this refreshing libation! We knew right after the first sip that we had to share it with our readers. Cheers to summer!

The Pink Lady

Courtesy of La Valencia


  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1 oz fresh watermelon juice
  • 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup


  1. Combine vodka, watermelon juice, lemon juice and simple syrup into a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice into mixing glass and shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with a watermelon ball and enjoy!

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