Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Vodka Cocktails


Ruby cocktail / Tim Nusog

“The Ruby is a fruit-centric drink,” says bartender Tony Abou-Ganim. “I use a vodka with a good structure, rich mouthfeel and diverse fruit flavors. A potato-based vodka is ideal to help soften and moderate the drink’s bitter and floral elements.”


  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka

  • 3/4 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur

  • 1/2 ounce Aperol

  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 3/4 ounce ruby red grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1 tablespoon egg white

  • Garnish: expressed grapefruit twist


  1. Add the vodka, St-Germain, Aperol, lemon juice, grapefruit juice and egg white into a cocktail shaker and dry-shake (without ice) vigorously.

  2. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  4. Express a grapefruit twist over the top and discard.