Monday, June 19, 2006

Seeing (Ruby) Red!

Our friends at Absolut have a red-hot new flavor for summer. If you ask me, Ruby Red Grapefruit sounds seriously refreshing. I can’t wait for my first taste!

If you are in the DC area, you can be among the first to sample Sweden’s latest import this week at the following Morton’s locations: (RSVP’s required)

Conn Avenue, Thursday, June 22: Call 202.955.5997 for RSVPs
Reston, Friday, June 23: Call 703.796.0128 for RSVPs
Tyson’s Corner, Thursday, June 29: Call 703.883.0800 for RSVPs
Georgetown, Friday, June 30: Call 202.342.6258 for RSVPs

The Ruby

2 oz Absolut Ruby Red
1 oz DeKuyper Triple Sec
2 ruby red grapefruit wedges or 1 1⁄2 oz of Ocean Spray Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
2 lime wedges

Place fruit in shaker, muddle briskly, add ice, DeKuyper Triple Sec and Absolut Ruby Red. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with Ruby Red grapefruit wedge and sugar rim.

Ruby Red Relish
2 oz. Absolut Ruby Red
2 round slices of cucumber, peeled
1/4 tsp. Green chilies
2 tsp. Sugar (or 1/2 oz. simple syrup)

Muddle cucumber, green chilies and sugar in martini shaker. Add vodka, ice (and a splash of simple syrup, if using it). Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

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Carly said...

Wow, I just made a Ruby Red Cosmo at Rouge with it, though with cranberry juice instead of grapefruit. said...

Isn't it delicious? This is definitely going to be a staple in my home bar...

How are the Rouge guests liking it?

Miss Scarlet said...

I don't even like grapefruit and it looks good.