Ruby Red Slipper Cocktail Recipe

Ruby Red Slipper Cocktail Recipe

Step into a world of enchanting flavors with the Ruby Red Slipper cocktail, a dazzling concoction that sparkles with every sip. This elegant drink combines the smooth essence of vodka with the warm, spicy notes of ginger liqueur, complemented by the tartness of ruby red grapefruit and the floral sweetness of hibiscus simple syrup. It’s a cocktail that balances sophistication with a touch of whimsy, perfect for special occasions or as a delightful end to a long day.

The Ruby Red Slipper isn’t just a drink—it’s a sensory journey. Begin with the ritual of rimming your glass with delicate rose sugar, setting the stage for a truly luxurious experience. As you shake the vibrant mix of grapefruit bitters, vodka, and fragrant syrups, the rich colors and aromas promise a cocktail that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious. Whether you’re hosting a glamorous gathering or enjoying a quiet moment of solitude, the Ruby Red Slipper is your ticket to a magical evening, where every moment is a celebration of taste and aroma. Cheers to a drink that’s as unforgettable as the iconic slippers it's named after.


  • 1-1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Ginger Liqueur
  • Grapefruit bitters
  • 1 oz. Hibiscus simple syrup
  • 1 Ruby red grapefruit
  • Rose sugar


  1. Gather two small plates. Add water to one, and the rose sugar to the other.
  2. Dip a small glass into the water, then into the rose sugar. Set the glass aside.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker ¾ with ice and add 3 shakes of grapefruit bitters.
  4. Add the vodka, Canton, grapefruit juice, and hibiscus simple syrup.
  5. Seal and shake vigorously for at least 15 seconds.
  6. Add fresh ice to your sugar rimmed rocks glass and double strain the mixture.
  7. If need be, top with more grapefruit juice or a splash of club soda. Enjoy!


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