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Serving Up: “The Grapeful Red” at Skeff’s Neighborhood Pub

The Grapeful Red

Skeff’s Neighborhood Pub

80 Manville Hill Road,

Cumberland, RI

Derek Sears, Bartender and Shannon O’Brien, Bar Manager

Derek Sears, Bartender and Shannon O’Brien, Bar Manager

The family-owned, neighborhood pub offers an “at home” atmosphere and features 22 tap lines, of which 12 are dedicated to an ever-rotating craft beer selection, curated by Bar Manager Shannon O’Brien. Specialty cocktails include variations on mules, mojitos and martinis, giving guests spirited options to accompany the fresh fare.

Bar Team: Derek Sears, Bartender and Shannon O’Brien, Bar Manager.

Cocktail: The Grapeful Red


  • 2.5 oz. Absolut Ruby Red
  • Splash of grapefruit juice
  • Splash of Grand Marnier
  • Splash of cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz. (roughly) Blue Curacao
The Grapeful Red

The Grapeful Red

Chill a martini glass. Mix the first four ingredients in a pint glass over ice. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Float roughly 1/2 oz. of Blue Curacao by slowly and carefully pouring down the inside of the glass until the tie-dye effect is achieved. Garnish with lemon twist and serve.

“This summery citrus drink has a surprising flavor mix that is really refreshing, and has a fun appearance,” said Shannon O’Brien, Bar Manager.

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