Red Lizzie at Tin Lizzie
This drink consists of Absolut Ruby Red and lemonade, followed by some grenadine and soda water. Even though I am not a big fan of grapefruit, the Red Lizzie is freshing and sweet. It's almost too easy to keep downing them because the lemonade cuts the taste of alcohol.
Coming up with a name for the Red Lizzie ended up being the hard part. It took four people tossing around names like Red Velvet and Sex On A Cupcake (you can thank my friend for that one), to finally settle on a tribute to the establishment itself. So next time you are in Costa Mesa and want a drink, head to Tin Lizzie and get a drink from Tony!
Tin Lizzie Saloon, 752 Saint Clair, Costa Mesa, (714) 966-2029; www.tinlizziesaloon.com.