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RubyBlue Featured Bartender

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We love to feature Bartenders that have shown creativity & dedication to independent spirits.

RubyBlue Featured Bartender June 2016

Richard Grimsey from Fluid-Voodoo cocktails and flair. You’ll find Richard behind the bar in restaurants and cocktail joints around Derry City but he’s played an important part in many cocktail lists across Northern Ireland.

Richard Grimsey
Derry Based Richard has been supporting RubyBlue Spirits from 2010 and has shown us some incredibly creative Cocktails over the years.

One of our favourite Cocktails pictured below was made with Fresh Watermelon, RubyBlue Potato vodka, white Zinfandel, lime, sugar and fresh thyme.

A beautiful Vodka Cocktail to enjoy at anytime of the day but especially nice while enjoying the Sunshine.

Richard Grimsey Vodka watermelon Lime


You can follow Richard on Twitter and Facebook and if your privileged enough to dine in Browns Restaurant in the City of Derry be sure to try some of his creations from the Cocktail List – you’ll not be disappointed!
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E|I|P|I|C Bartender creates St Patrick’s Day Cocktail with RubyBlue Vodka!

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RubyBlue Potato Vodka St Patrick’s Day Cocktail

‘Bite of the Apple’ courtesy of Jonathan Magennis
E|I|P|I|C Bar & Restaurant at Deanes Restaurant Belfast

50ml RubyBlue Potato Vodka
10ml Elderflower Liqueur
25ml Fresh Lime Juice
10ml Cane Syrup
50ml Pressed Apple Juice
Fresh Thyme
3 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

Shake all ingredients in a Cocktail Tin and Double Strain into a Pre-chilled Coupette glass, garnish with a sprig of thyme.