Anqi's Pink Lotus Martini
WHY WE LOVE IT: It doesn't get more fun than this! Anqi's cocktail waitresses bring the cotton-candy filled martini glass to your table, then pour over a chilled mixture of pink grapefruit and orange juices, muddled blackberries, Finlandia pink grapefruit vodka and Cointreau. To make something similar, use your own combination of 1 1/2 ounces vodka, 1/2 ounce Cointreau and 1 ounce of juice poured over cotton candy.
ENJOY IT WITH: An's famous garlic noodles or shrimp Shumai dumplings.
INSIDER TIP: Come here for the restaurant's Red Hour, 4pm – 7pm weekdays, when you get it for $7 — instead of $14.
WHERE TO GET IT: Anqi South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Call 714-557-5679 or visit www.anqibistro.com
— Text and photos by Veronica Hill