Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Ruby Takes The Cake

'Tis the season to be jolly ...

Although this blogger abstains himself, in the spirit of the party season, we have a libation to recommend for the more revelrous of our readers. From the august pages of The New York Times, here is Reserve Ruby Red (which -- as one discovers -- is expensive but extremely valuable!). Happy merrymaking, everybody -- but don't forget the designated driver.

George Santiago, a 23-year-old nightclub promoter, wanted to impress Danielle DiCantz, 22, whom he had met at a club, on their first date. So on a recent Thursday night he took her to Reserve, a lounge and dance club that is a favorite of the trend-setting crowd here.

To break the ice, Mr. Santiago ordered a $350 bottle of Dom Pérignon. After they had swilled the Champagne dry, Mr. Santiago returned to the bar. This time he ordered her an exotic concoction called the Reserve Ruby Red.

Served in a traditional martini glass, the cocktail is made with super-premium Grey Goose L'Orange vodka, Hypnotiq liqueur, orange and pomegranate juices and topped off with Dom Pérignon. The coup de grâce: a one-carat ruby affixed to the stirrer. And the bar tab for a Ruby Red? An eye-popping $950.

Was she impressed?

"It was the best 950 bucks I ever spent," Mr. Santiago said. "Let's put it that way."

(Photo courtesy: University of Wisconsin)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Guys: Please read the below linked 19 Dec, post by Sepia Mutiny. I finally understand the meaning of ABCD.
Oh, The lengths we go to for being perceived politically correct.

And do check out the comments section.


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