The Ruby Slipper is a delightful cocktail made with Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and ginger beer. It’s the perfect drink for those hot summer days when you crave something sweet and refreshing.
A Refreshing Twist on a Classic Cocktail
I must admit, I can’t take credit for this amazing recipe. I stumbled upon it while browsing the Deep Eddy website. The original recipe called for club soda, but I decided to add a little extra kick with ginger beer. And to top it off, a maraschino cherry adds a lovely finishing touch. This post is not sponsored, but hey, Deep Eddy folks, if you happen to be reading this, I’m open to collaboration!
And let me tell you, Deep Eddy’s flavored vodkas are simply divine. They bring a burst of flavor to every cocktail they’re used in. I can’t get enough of them!
How I Discovered the Ruby Slipper
It all started on a typical weekend when I was expecting some guests. Nothing formal, just a casual get-together with friends and family. As I prepared for the gathering, I realized I was running low on tequila. So, on my way home, I made a quick stop at the liquor store to restock my supply. I had every intention of making margaritas and spiked Arnold Palmers that weekend.
As fate would have it, as soon as I entered the store, a friendly lady offered me a sample of Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka. Gave it a try, and it was love at first sip. The flavor was reminiscent of freshly sugared breakfast grapefruit. I knew I had to buy a bottle. Along with my tequila, of course.
I’ve been a loyal customer of this particular liquor store for a long time. They know me well and are always willing to special order items for me. In fact, sometimes they know me a little too well. I still remember the time I was at a school meeting, and on my way out, I heard someone call out my name. It was one of the guys from the liquor store, who usually carries out my order and loads it into my trunk. He recognized me and greeted me enthusiastically. It was a mix of embarrassment and delight. While everyone else seemed puzzled, I felt a sense of appreciation for the personal touch. It’s moments like these that keep me coming back, even if they raise their prices.
But I digress. Let’s get back to the Ruby Slipper cocktail.
A Favorite Indulgence
This cocktail has quickly become one of my go-to drinks on those occasional cheat days. I’ve been experimenting with the Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka and have already created a few other cocktails. However, the Ruby Slipper remains my absolute favorite.
It’s incredibly easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients. And the best part? It tastes absolutely amazing. This cocktail hits the sweet spot in terms of flavor and refreshment. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll keep coming back for more.
Recipe: Ruby Slipper Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail
- Deep Eddy Ruby Red vodka
- St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
- Spicy ginger beer
- Maraschino cherry
- In a glass, combine Deep Eddy Ruby Red vodka and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur.
- Add a splash of spicy ginger beer.
- Stir gently to mix the ingredients.
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
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Oh, and before I forget, I recently stumbled upon these beautiful martini glasses. They come in various colors and are perfect for presenting your Ruby Slipper cocktail in style.
More Cocktails to Try
If you enjoyed the Ruby Slipper Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail, I’m sure you’ll love these other cocktail recipes too:
- Texas Mule
- Clementine Kentucky Mule
That’s it for now. Cheers to good company and great cocktails!