Leon's Lounge was one of my favorite bars in Houston until it sadly closed down. C'est La Vie. However, good news- I recently heard through the grapevine that Leon's reopened it's doors! This is Houston's oldest bar and they have an amazing mood + music scene. It's the perfect place for a romantic rendezvous or a glamorous stop after fine dining or a girl's night out. They have great cocktails and I have to say The Green On Red at Leon's Lounge is to die for!
I was skeptical at first to try the Green On Red when someone recommended it to me because I've never loved red peppers or any cocktail that tastes too strong/spicy. I'm so glad I did because now it is hands down my favorite drink! It's a tasty drink that is refreshing and much sweeter than you would expect. Unfortunately I live quite far from my favorite H-Town bar but luckily I found the [almost] perfect Green on Red recipe. It's not drinking alone if someone's reading this post, right?! 😉
- 5 Slices of Red Pepper -1 Red Pepper Slice + 1 Basil Leaf For Garnish -2oz Lime Juice -1oz Grapefruit Juice -1oz Vanilla Rum -1oz Light Rum -2-3 Ice Cubes
Step By Step....
1. Take the first 5 slices of red pepper & put them into a muddler and muddle. (If you do not have a muddler, smashing them into a tall cup or a bowl will do just fine!)
2. Add your muddled red peppers, lime juice, grapefruit juice, vanilla rum, & light rum into a shaker with 2-3 ice cubes. Shake & blend for 45 seconds to one minute until all of your ingredients are smoothly blended.
3. Voila! Pour your mixture into a cocktail glass of your choice and garnish with your extra red pepper slice and one basil leaf. Cheers!!!!!