Sometimes good things come in pairs. Earlier this year I created the Cancer Killer #1 in honor of my friend Stephanie, who defeated breast cancer last year. As my wife noted, breasts come in pairs, so it made sense to create a second Cancer Killer cocktail. I wanted this one to be undeniably pink so there would be another way to drink pink to save the ta-tas.
2 ounces vodka (I like Zyr or Belvedere)
1 ounce Cointreau
.5 ounces Campari
1-2 dashes orange bitters
The Cancer Killer #2 substitutes vodka and orange bitters for the rye and Angostura bitters in the Cancer Killer #1. Some people don't like rye or brown liquors in general, but chances are they will drink a cocktail with a vodka base. Also, it's pretty much impossible to have a pink cocktail with a rye base. That's not a problem with the Cancer Killer #2, as the bold red of Campari blends nicely with the clear vodka and Cointreau.
A word of caution -- be careful with the bitters. The first time I made the Cancer Killer #2 I used Regan's, which is quite strong and came close to overpowering the drink. My suggestion is if you have strong bitters use one dash, and if you have something a little sweeter, e.g. Angostura orange bitters, use two dashes.
Want to cure cancer? Have the Cancer Killer #1, the Cancer Killer #2, or both. My friend Stephanie and others like her thank you.