The Ruby Sunset Cocktail is a summer cocktail you’re going to love.
My family and I spent a few weeks on the coast in Massachusetts this summer (as we do every summer), and I enjoyed my fair share of great food and drink. We had our fair share of lobster rolls, fried clams and clam chowdah. I made tuna ceviche and baked salmon with the best marinade I’ve ever made (recipes coming soon!) We ate ice cream every night (because… for some reason, New Englanders are obsessed with ice cream). And we sampled many cocktails too!
I picked up some ruby red grapefruit vodka because I spotted it in the store and decided I had to try it. I confess that this was the first time EVER that I’ve tried a flavored vodka. I knew about Pinnacle®, and I knew they had a ton of really cool flavors (over 40!) to make cocktails with, but I had never tried it. Their ruby red grapefruit flavor had me intrigued. It seemed so summery and perfect to mix up an easy Ruby Sunset Cocktail for Happy Hour.
How to make a Ruby Sunset Cocktail:
Because the vodka is already flavored, you barely have to mix it with much to create a fun drinky drink. This cocktail whips up in a matter of minutes with one part grapefruit vodka, two parts lemon-lime soda, a splash of cranberry juice and a grapefruit wedge. So refreshing!
On a hot summer afternoon on the south shore of Boston… with the sun shining brightly and the humidity ridiculously high, these cocktails were a welcome treat. It was pretty easy to go through half a bottle of the vodka as it made these drinks taste far too good!
Here are a few more cocktail recipes using vodka you might like to try:
- Fruity Vodka Spritzers
- Sea Breeze Cocktail
- Vodka Party Punch
- Salty Dog Cocktail
- Grapefruit Crush
- Snowy Cosmopolitan
- Watermelon Vodka Cocktail
- Electric Lemonade
Ruby Sunset Cocktail
- 1½ ounces ruby red grapefruit vodka
- 3 ounces lemon lime soda
- splash of cranberry juice
- lime or grapefruit wedges, for garnish
- Add a few ice cubes to a short glass.
- Add the grapefruit vodka, lemon lime soda and a splash of cranberry juice.
- Garnish with a grapefruit or lime wedge.