Ruby Slipper

By: The Local Palate
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The Ruby Slipper is an exciting fusion of vodka with added sweetness. With hints of citrusy grapefruit and fragrant rosemary, this bright and bubbly cocktail is as enchanting as a ruby red slipper.

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Makes 1

    Ruby Slipper
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • ½ ounce Rosemary Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 2 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
  • Garnish: Rosemary sprig

  • Rosemary Syrup
  • * Makes about 1 cup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 rosemary sprigs
  1. Make the Rosemary Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add rosemary, cover, and remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature, strain, and store in a lidded container for up to 3 weeks.
  2. Make the Ruby Slipper: Fill a highball with ice. Add vodka, and top with soda. Add Rosemary Syrup and grapefruit juice and stir. Rub rosemary sprig between your hands over the drink, then add as a garnish.
  • Recipe By
    Adapted from The Southern Foodways Alliance’s Guide to Cocktails by Sara Camp Milam and Jerry Slater (University of Georgia Press, 2017).

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