By Claire Stern
Updated Jan 22, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
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If whiskey is your liquor of choice, then you're probably familiar with "The Blinker," a 1930s-era cocktail that calls for a mix of rye, grapefruit, and grenadine. Since it's Friday night (and on Fridays, you soak away the stress of the workweek with a stiff drink), we're fixing up this new tequila-infused take—the "Ruby Sparkler"—courtesy of Eddy Buckingham, Justin Timberlake's personal mixologist. "I prefer to incorporate fresh ingredients," Buckingham tells InStyle. "Muddling fresh raspberries really elevates the look of the drink and offers a complex, crowd-pleasing flavor profile that's great for entertaining." Just make sure you're blasting some 20/20 Experience in the background. Read on for the recipe.


Ruby Sparkler

  • Ingredients
  • 2 oz Sauza 901 Tequila ($24;
  • 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 5 raspberries, plus more for garnish

In a mixing glass, muddle five raspberries. Add remaining ingredients and shake. Strain before serving over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with skewered raspberries.