Amer A. Vargas Newsletter

The Modern Butlers’ Journal, May 2019, Let’s Talk about Mixology

Amer A. VargasLet’s Talk about Mixology, Part 43

by Amer A. Vargas

THE Red Snapper

On this occasion, we introduce you to a refreshing cocktail in celebration of the better weather that May often brings – this one will bring Spring to your palate, too.

Red Snapper

You are probably familiar with the classic Bloody Mary? Well in this case, we are swapping the vodka for gin, but keeping the rest of the ingredients and leaving the presentation untouched, to help us create the Red Snapper.

In case you don’t know how to make it, these are the ingredients you’ll need: a little flake salt or celery salt, a little freshly ground black pepper, a lime wedge, a celery stalk, 60 ml/2 oz of Premium Gin, 120 ml/4 oz of tomato juice, 15 ml/ half an oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 3-8 dashes of Tabasco sauce (depending on how spicy the drinker likes their drink) and 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce.

And this is how you prepare the Red Snapper: first, mix the salt and ground pepper into a small plate, rub the juicy side of the lime along the brim of the glass and finally rim it with the salt and pepper. Then add the rest of the ingredients, except the celery stalk, into a cocktail shaker together with 4-5 ice cubes, and shake until chilled. Put another 3-4 ice cubes in the prepared glass and strain the mix into it. Finish by garnishing with the lime wedge and the celery stalk.

Enjoy with care…cheers!

Mr. Vargas is the Institute’s President—feel free to contact him via email, AmerVargas @

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