Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Salty Dog Chronicles - "Ruby Fizz"

Many years ago, I decided that if I ever had a daughter, I would name her Ruby.
Why, you ask??

My birthstone happens to be Ruby (one of my favorite characteristics of the Leo) ...

See Exhibit A:  Cartier  ;) ----> 

Furthermore, one of my favorite songs of all time happens to be "Ruby" by Ray Charles .... such a classic!

And then of course, there is my second favorite signature drink,
The Ruby Fizz ...
(Second only to the Salty Dog.)

As you can see from my Savoy Cocktail book clipping below, the Ruby Fizz is a rather simple, yet ultra classy cocktail. Perfect for a modern Pin-Up.

All you really need is:

2 oz sloe gin
1 tsp grenadine syrup
juice of 1/2 lemons
1 tsp powdered sugar
1 egg white
carbonated water

Shake all of the ingredients, aside from the carbonated water, with ice and strain (into the fancy glass of your choice) over two ice cubes. Fill with carbonated water, stir, and serve. :)

The outcome is a ruby-red, frothy, fresh and fruity concoction with just the right amount of sweetness for a hot summer day.

Get yourself a wrap-around porch and a rocking chair, and you're pretty much the luckiest human being on the planet. Enjoy!!

(I guess my future daughter may think it's rather strange that she was named after an alcoholic beverage ... but she should understand come 21 ;)


  1. Raw egg white? Really? What does that do for the drink? Sounds amazing, but I'm a little "iffy" on the egg.

  2. Grrrrrreat Question! The egg white, when shaken, gives the drink a creamy froth, which rises to the top ... and gives the drink a "milkshake-like" texture. Not too thick, but just thick enough to make it interesting. :)

    That's where the "Fizz" comes in.

    I know that salmonella is a concern, but I've been eating raw cookie dough and drinking fizzy drinks for some time now, and never any trouble (knock on wood) ... so I think the chances are relatively slim.

    Just maybe stick to making them yourself, with fresh eggs ... or ordering them at a bar where the bartenders REALLY take pride in / know what they're doing. Makes a big difference. This is definitely not a "dive bar" drink. For that ... stick to Lone Star ;)

  3. I love that name! I used to have a company named Ruby Rhinestone! I'm hosting a blog hop tomorrow for my second Fashion Friday. I'd love you to link up if you're interested. Have a great day! Kori xoxo

  4. It is a great name, isn't it Kori? :)
    I'd love to participate. How do you join?

  5. I've had this drink before! But I think it was called a Sloe Gin Fizz. So good. I'm not usually a sweet drink lover, but this was surprisingly not too sweet. Good taste.

  6. Reminds me of a "whiskey sandwich."
    place 1 ice cube in a rocks glass.
    add 2 fingers of your favorite whiskey.
    place 1 more ice cube on top of whiskey.

    Yum! Breakfast of champions!