This boozy but summery cocktail was inspired by The Girl and the Goat’s Ruby Don’t Love Me cocktail. Don’t be afraid to play around with the combinations depending on how strong you’d like the drink to be! Aperol is a fantastic Italian liqueur that also would be great mixed with prosecco. Knob Creek is my bourbon of choice but the brand is interchangeable based on your preferences. And Peychaud’s bitters are available at any liquor store (i.e. Binny’s!)
The Ruby Red Slippers serves 1
Combine all ingredients except for the juice in a shaker with ice cubes. Shake to mix.
Fill your glass halfway with crushed ice and strain the cocktail mixture over, filling halfway. Top with the grapefruit juice and stir. Serve with a straw.
*To make the simple syrup, combine equal parts brown sugar and water and gently heat to form a clear liquid.
1.5 ounces bourbon
2 ounces Aperol liqueur
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp brown sugar simple syrup*
1 dash Peychaud’s bitters