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Ruby Red Ginger Cocktail

Ruby Red Ginger Cocktail

We get together with our friends to celebrate a show ( i wont mention) It’s a guilty pleasure that I wouldn’t admit to anyone in public. I needed a “pink” cocktail so naturally thought of grapefruit.


1 lime juiced
1tbs of minced and muddled ginger
3 fingers of Tito’s Vodka
3 fingers of fresh grapefruit juice
topped with seltzer

Summer Porch Cocktail

Summer Porch Cocktail

For dinner we were making a sandwich that had whiskey peach jam so I decided to make a cocktail incorporating peaches. It’s summer on a porch that isn’t so friggin hot….peachy, herbal, fizzy.


Two cocktails:
6 oz of Gin
1 peach (pitted and sliced)
2 limes
2 sprigs of rosemary
Simple syrup or sugar (to taste)

Juice the limes and add to glass with peach slices and rosemary. Muddle and then add your Gin and simple syrup. Give it a good shake until combined and top with seltzer and ice.

By George Cocktail

By George Cocktail
By George Cocktail

By George Cocktail

About 10 years ago my wife and I took an “award” trip to New York City. It was a really cool trip because we were given a nice wad of cash to spend each day over a long weekend. We tried so many amazing places. We read about a place that John Kennedy Jr frequented. Sorry but I cant recall the name of it. The waiter recommended a cocktail that was made with Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda. Celery Soda. Sounds awful but this cocktail blew me away. It’s haunted me for years.

Yesterday I went to Central Market because it’s Hatch Chili season and spotted Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray on the shelf. I bought them all. (4 six packs) and researched some recipes to see if I could recreate that NYC cocktail.  By George.. I did it. So this one is for John-John and his George magazine venture.

3 oz Titos Vodka
1.5 oz Lemon Juice
2 tbs sliced cucumber (about 3-4 slices and then quartered)
Topped with Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray

So light, fresh, crisp and refreshing.

By George selfie
By George selfie