FAT TUESDAYS COCKTAIL: RED ROOSTER
2 shots out of 5
Tonight's drink in honor of New Orleans Fat Tuesday is a Red Rooster. One of my goals is to honor as many Holidays, States, Countries and Famous People as I can in my 365 days. Tonight is my very first cocktail in doing so. Tomorrow night will be my second, so stay tuned!! If you know of a popular cocktail that a holiday, state, country or famous person (will be honored on their birthday) is known for and you also know its recipe, please send it in to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and you may find it featured as one of my 365 cocktails!
You may ask why I chose the Red Rooster out of the many Fat Tuesday cocktails out there. The honest answer is, it was more or less one of the only Fat Tuesday cocktails that I could find that I already had all of the ingredients for at home. Today was a non-stop busy day here for me, so I didn't get a chance to plan out tonight's drink or run to the store to purchase any ingredients I didn't already have.
I gave tonight's cocktail 2 shots out of 5. I wasn't entirely impressed with its taste. I have a feeling the amount of ice that goes into the glass was a factor in me not being impressed with it. It's a super easy drink to make which is a plus, but I'd rather make something with twice as many ingredients and like it, then make this one and not really care to finish it.
Here's the recipe for a Red Rooster:
- 2 shots vodka
- 4 shots cranberry
- 1/2 shot orange juice (yes just a 1/2.....odd)
Fill a tall glass up with ice. In the glass I used, I filled it up to about a good inch and a half from the top. Reason being, I wouldn't be able to stir all of the ingredients up if it was filled completely to the top with ice. If I would have used a different glass, like my Husbands Hurricane I would have been able to fill it a bit higher. Next you add the vodka, cranberry juice and orange juice. Finally you simply stir it up and you're done.
Now as you know all I "used" to drink was vodka crans, rum & cokes or beer. I have to say, after only 6 days.....I no longer want to drink those cocktails. Especially after drinking tonight's cocktail which was more or less a vodka cran, not including the 1/2 shot of orange juice.
Here is a photo of the end result:
Here is a photo of the ingredients:
Happy Fat Tuesday!
The Cocktail Lady