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Best Specialty Drink

Fresh-fruit crushes at Ryleigh's Oyster Bar

32-36 E. Cross St., (410) 539-2093, www.ryleighs.com

Posted 9/19/2007

Other bars make these slurpy vodka-based cocktails with fresh fruit, but Ryleigh's does them better. Oranges, grapefruits, or watermelons are juiced to order and shaken with triple sec and flavored vodka onto crushed ice. Something about the quality of the crushed ice Ryleigh's uses makes these drinks into particularly dangerous summer treats. The grapefruit is our favorite because it tastes just like the original Fresca soda. These things are refreshing, but be forewarned: They go down real fast.

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Other Awards for Best Specialty Drink:

Orange Snapper, 9/16/2009

The Fritz At Jack's Bistro, 9/17/2008

Orange Crush at Mama's on the Half Shell, 9/20/2006

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