Ruby Sunset Cocktail

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The Ruby Sunset Cocktail is a summer cocktail you’re going to love.

ruby sunset cocktail in a small glass jar garnished with fresh grapefruit, another cocktail next to it. Sitting on a blue napkin with white polka dots with the ocean in the background

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!  

three ruby sunset cocktails in jars with straws and fresh grapefruit with a bottle of grapefruit vodka and the ocean in the background

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.

hand holding ruby sunset cocktail in a small glass jar with a red/white striped straw, bottle of vodka in the background and another cocktail, set on a blue napkin with white polka dots and the ocean in the background

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!

ruby sunset cocktail in a small glass jar garnished with fresh grapefruit, another cocktail next to it. Sitting on a blue napkin with white polka dots with the ocean in the background

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!  

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Here are a few more cocktail recipes using vodka you might like to try:

ruby sunset cocktail in a small glass jar garnished with fresh grapefruit, another cocktail next to it. Sitting on a blue napkin with white polka dots with the ocean in the background
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Ruby Sunset Cocktail

You will be obsessed with this cocktail- it's so good!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 147kcal
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail, vodka

Ingredients

  • ounces ruby red grapefruit vodka
  • 3 ounces lemon lime soda
  • splash of cranberry juice
  • lime or grapefruit wedges, for garnish

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 3mg

 

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  • Kim Beaulieu wrote:

    This is spectacular Lori. It’s so pretty, but also such a great flavour profile. Makes me wish I was on a beach sipping one right now. xx

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons wrote:

    What a fun new flavor of Pinnacle! Love this refreshing summer drink, and your beach photos. Jealous!

  • Joshua Hampton wrote:

    This cocktail looks amazing. I love flavored vodkas.

  • Wendy wrote:

    I have been wanting to try the flavored Vodkas and this recipe looks beautiful!! Can I ask where you got those adorable glasses from??

  • Jenny Flake wrote:

    Beautiful Lori!!!  Now I want to go to the beach!

  • TidyMom wrote:

    sounds fabulous! I haven’t tried the flavored vodkas yet either.

  • Stephanie Green wrote:

    Can you provide the beach to go with that delicious cocktail??  LOL

  • Carolyn wrote:

    Those might the prettiest beach cocktails I’ve seen in a long time!

  • Jamie | The Kitchenarium wrote:

    Adorable! I just don’t think your jar is big enough though 😉 

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness wrote:

    It’s almost 5 AM here, which I am going to pretend is the same as “5 o’clock somewhere” because I do NOT want to wait until tonight to sip on this deliciousness! Pinned!