Saturday, November 08, 2008

Emeril's Ruby Red Rocket Cocktail

from Food Network Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1

1 1/2 ounces citrus flavored vodka, or vodka
1/2 ounce triple sec
3 ounces red grapefruit juice blend
2 teaspoons creme de cassis or raspberry liqueur
Coarse brown sugar crystals, optional garnish to coat rims of the glasses
Candied orange slices, optional garnish

If desired, wet the rim of a tall martini glass, then dip in the coarse brown sugar crystals. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, triple sec, and juice with crushed ice. Shake well for 30 seconds, then strain into the prepared martini glass. Gently add the creme de cassis, allowing to fall to the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a candied orange slice, if desired, and serve.

Serves 1.

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