Lady in Red
Cup Café, in the Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.
Blondes may have more fun, but redheads get under your skin--and we're not talking about a rash. The memory of a red shines brightly, capturing the imagination and refusing to let go. So much can be said for this cute cousin of that lusty, clowning Bloody Mary mama--the Lady in Red is more refined and a helluva lot more hip. She fits nicely in a martini glass, which makes just about everything taste magical. Into the shapely chilled glass goes Absolut Citron vodka, Bloody Mary fixings (tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco), salt, olives and onions. She's not the type to guzzle or do raucous shots with, but likes dancing cheek to cheek in the bluesy moonlight.