Calabasas Cooler

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“This is a very popular drink that’s often on the menu at my pop-up bars,” says Steph Russ, bartender and author of Energy: Cocktails to Get You UP. “It’s a faux upscale take on the ‘Cactus Cooler’ shot, inspired by the celeb-filled town of Calabasas, California.” Even if you’re not hobnobbing with Kim and Kanye in the glitzy L.A. ‘hood, this cocktail will instantly transport you to a state of hopped up, poolside bliss. The tropical fruit flavors of Red Bull Yellow Edition marry perfectly with San Pellegrino’s effervescent, blood-orange flavored Aranciata soda.

Calabasas Cooler

Sweet, Sour


  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Red Bull Yellow Edition
  • 1 oz San Pellegrino Aranciata
  • Lime wheel


Step one

Add all the ingredients to a rocks glass with ice.

Step two

Stir until cold.

Step three

Garnish with a lime wheel.

Contributed by Steph Russ