“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.
- 2 oz Vodka
- 3 oz Red Bull Yellow Edition
- 1 oz San Pellegrino Aranciata
- Lime wheel
Add all the ingredients to a rocks glass with ice.
Stir until cold.
Garnish with a lime wheel.
Contributed by Steph Russ