Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Mai Tai, Margarita & Mojito Help Celebrate 35th Birthday
You certainly don’t think of it as a place to go for beer, wine and cocktails.
But that may change as the chain of diners, predominately in Southern California coastal towns, is experimenting with a cocktails menu that involves five drinks. Rolled out at select locations in March, it could could expand to all diners by the end of the year.
The cocktails are a Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, mai tai, mojito and margarita, and are priced at $6.50. Ruby’s already serves beer and wine, and for as little as $5. The cocktails are available thru March 19 at the Ruby’s on the Huntington Beach Pier, Long Beach, San Clemente and South Coast Plaza.
The drinks are actually wine-based cocktails, and PubClub.com tested all the drinks, and is happy to report they all taste pretty close to the real drinks. They certainly will give you the same buzz as a “real” cocktail.
You can pair them with Ruby’s menu items, which has a lot more than burgers and fries. It serves breakfast all day (locations are open until 10 p.m.), there’s salads, sandwiches and creative appetizers like the how-did-they-think-of-that clam chowder tater tots.
Ruby’s is having its 35th birthday in 2017 and founder and CEO Doug Cavanaugh figures having drinks is a good addition to the menu. Quite frankly, it’s hard to argue that point with him.
“What better way to celebrate our 35th anniversary than to develop our first Ruby’s Diner cocktail program,” Cavanaugh said. “When creating the bar menu, we wanted to pay homage to the 1940s with classic choices that pair well with all of our menu items.
“We are looking forward to customer feedback and launching the final program later in the year.”
Drinks at a diner. Works for us!
Link: Ruby’s Diner website