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Rhode Island Red

Rhode Island Red cocktail
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The smallest state in the union is the namesake for this big-time tequila cocktail by cocktail master Vincenzo Marianella.


  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Chambord
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Ginger beer, to top
  • Garnish: lemon and lime twists


  1. Add all ingredients except the ginger beer to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice.

  3. Top with a splash of ginger beer and garnish with lemon and lime twists.