Cocktail of the Week: Moët Ruby Red

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It's Friday and let's face it, the only question we're currently asking ourselves is "where are the drinks?" From margaritas to wine, we can't wait to ditch our desks and head to the nearest cocktail, wherever that may be. So today, in honor of the upcoming weekend -- we've got a delicious cocktail just for you that is sure to wipe away all your workweek blues.

Allow us to introduce you to the Moët Ruby Red

Photo: A Crimson Kiss

The Golden Globes are this weekend, and while we may not have a hair and makeup team to doll us up or a gorgeous gown to swan around in, we can enjoy the cocktail stars will be sipping–and do it without Spanx on. Here's how to make it, thanks to The Crimson Kiss.

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz tarragon-raspberry shrub (directions below)
  • 2 1/2 oz sparkling wine​
  1. Combine vodka, lemon and shrub in a shaker with ice; shake for 10 to 15 seconds.
  2. Strain into a chilled stemmed glass.
  3. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a spring of tarragon and a long, spiraled lemon peel.
Notes: Sparkling, pretty, and potent–I can hardly imagine anything better! To make the shrub, combine 2 cups crushed raspberries, 2 cups apple cider vinegar, 4 cups cane sugar, the peel of one lemon and 4 sprigs of tarragon in a sauce pot. Bring ingredients to a simmer and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool before using. Cheers!

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