Rhode Island Red

Rhode Island Red Cocktail

Base Spirit: Tequila

Type: Modern Classics

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

About the Rhode Island Red Cocktail

The smallest state in the union is the namesake for this big-time tequila cocktail.

Ingredients in the Rhode Island Red Cocktail

  • 2 oz Blanco tequila (Partida or 4 Copas)
  • .5 oz Chambord
  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz Agave nectar
  • 1 dash Orange bitters
  • Ginger beer

Garnish: Lemon and lime zest

Glass: Collins

How to make the Rhode Island Red Cocktail

Add all the ingredients except the ginger beer to a shaker and fill with crushed ice. Shake, and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with a splash of ginger beer and garnish with lemon and lime zest.

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  1. Out of curiosity, why crushed ice in the shaker?

  2. when you say “fresh ice”, do you mean fresh crushed, or full ice? in the picture it looks crushed.

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