Construct This Rhode Island Red Cocktail

Rhode Island Red Cocktail 

“Big things come in small packages!” The smallest state in the union is the namesake for this big-time tequila cocktail by cocktail master Vincenzo Marianella. He created this drink to honor the anniversary of Rhode Island’s Royal Charter of 1663. Call up your girlfriends and make a round of tasty Rhode Island Red cocktails to sip while you plan your next girls weekend on the East Coast. This tequila drink is ultra refreshing thanks to muddled fresh raspberries.


Ingredients for 1 cocktail | Multiply by degree of thirst and divide by number of girlfriends!

8 raspberries


1 ½ ounces silver tequila

¾ ounce chambord

½ ounce fresh lemon juice

¼ ounce simple syrup

Dash of orange bitters

3 ounces chilled ginger beer

1 mint sprig


Step 1

In a cocktail shaker, muddle six of the raspberries.

Step 2

Add ice, tequila, chambord, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters to the cocktail shaker. Shake well, and strain into an ice-filled highball glass.

Step 3

Top with ginger beer. Garnish with the remaining two raspberries and the mint sprig. 

Enjoy with our Rhode Island-style Clam Stuffies, and don’t forget to check out our guide to planning your next girls weekend in Newport, Rhode Island!

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