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Trying a Red Eye

By Joe Ruvel · September 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I am currently taking a UC Berkley extension class on food writing. So far the class is great. Here is a beer related excerpt from our first homework:

Flipping through the Ultimate Bar Book, by Mittie Hellmich, I was looking for another drink to fling my tomato water at. I am a beer geek so the Red Eye looked perfect. A Red Eye is a simple cocktail composed of one part tomato juice and four parts beer. Usually the beer is a Mexican lager. Instead I used 21st Amendment’s “Brew Free! or Die IPA” canned craft beer. The strong hop finish went great with the tomato water. A salted lime juice rim tied it all together. Every sip is refreshing and yet also makes me want to change it into a light sauce for grilled meat or pasta. 

Try a Red Eye if you ever get a chance. I made mine with Tomato Water – rather light, refreshing, and different.

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  • 1 Jasmine // Sep 11, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Joe excerpting Joe–I love it!