The Ruby Slipper
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The Ruby Slipper
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The Ruby Slipper is a vibrant cocktail that marries the tart sweetness of apple schnapps with the rich, fruity notes of blackcurrant vodka. Named for its dazzling appearance, this drink ... more The Ruby Slipper is a vibrant cocktail that marries the tart sweetness of apple schnapps with the rich, fruity notes of blackcurrant vodka. Named for its dazzling appearance, this drink is typically served in a hurricane glass, its rim encrusted with red sugar that twinkles like the iconic shoes from the classic tale of Oz. The Ruby Slipper offers a boldly flavored concoction that conjures visions of ruby red hues and promises a punchy, sweet-tart experience with each sip. Its color and taste make it a playful choice for themed parties or as a standout addition to a colorful cocktail menu.
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Apple schnapps
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27.5% | 1.65 units *

Hurricane glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a The Ruby Slipper

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Moisten the rim of a hurricane glass then dip in red sugar
Pour Absolut Kurrant and apple schnapps into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into the rimmed hurricane glass, and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Rim  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve The Ruby Slipper?

The Ruby Slipper is best served cold in a hurricane glass. Ensure both ingredients are well-chilled before mixing, shake them together with ice to cool further, then strain into the glass for the ideal serving condition.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute apple schnapps with something else in The Ruby Slipper?

Yes, if apple schnapps is not available, you can use a green apple liqueur or even pear schnapps as a substitute, keeping in mind that the flavor profile will slightly change. The goal is to maintain the fruity and slightly tart profile of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of The Ruby Slipper compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 27.5%, The Ruby Slipper falls into the moderate to high alcohol content category for cocktails. Most standard cocktails range from 20% to 30% alcohol by volume, so it's slightly on the higher end.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What kind of occasions is The Ruby Slipper suited for?

The Ruby Slipper, with its unique blend of flavors and vibrant presentation, is perfect for celebratory events or thematic parties, especially those requiring a bit of flair and color. Its sophisticated taste also makes it suitable for a casual evening sipper.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific technique required to mix The Ruby Slipper?

The Ruby Slipper requires shaking as the preparation technique. Firstly, ensure both apple schnapps and blackcurrant vodka are chilled. Combine them in a shaker with ice, shake well until the mixture is chilled, and then strain into a hurricane glass. Shaking not only mixes the ingredients thoroughly but also aerates the cocktail, giving it a pleasing texture and chill.

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