As the temperature cools down, you’re probably craving a sizzling steak now more than ever, but what should you drink with it? While red wine complements steak like a match made in heaven, we’re here to show you how to enjoy your favorite spirits and mixed drinks alongside a perfectly cooked steak.
Many of the cocktails at Ruth’s Chris Steak House deliver the flavors you’re looking for, without overpowering your steak! Whether you order a juicy, well-marbled Ribeye or tender Filet this fall, there’s a beverage perfect for your palate. Continue reading to learn what we think are the best cocktails to enjoy with your Ruth’s Chris steak or make a reservation today.
You certainly can’t go wrong with this classic cocktail, first crafted in the 1800s. However, we gave this bourbon staple a twist at Ruth’s Chris by swapping out the sweet vermouth for Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur. Plus, we garnish the drink with Amarena black cherries to elevate the status of this handcrafted cocktail.
As for the flavor profile, the sweet undertones of the bourbon, the bitter and floral notes of the ginger, and the fruitiness of the black cherries all pair perfectly with a steak. In particular, the Manhattan Eastside provides an appealing contrast to rich steak cuts like the bone-in Cowboy Ribeye.
Stone Fruit Smash
Another bourbon-based concoction, this cocktail is robust enough to take on a succulent steak. The lemon sour and apricot preserves provide a delightful blend of fruit flavors that will take your Ruth’s Chris dining experience to the next level.
Wild Berry Sidecar
Whiskey isn’t the only option for a steak-friendly cocktail this fall. Try our Wild Berry Sidecar at Ruth’s Chris! Of course, the star of the sidecar is brandy (ours features cognac in particular), which has similar notes to bourbon but with more fruity and floral undertones. And in addition to the orange and lemon flavors you’d normally encounter in a sidecar, the fresh blackberries lend juiciness and tartness.
Blueberry Spiced Mojito
Made with fresh mint leaves, our mojito serves as a great palate cleanser for your steak dinner at Ruth’s Chris. That said, we use spiced rum instead of traditional white rum and ginger ale instead of plain soda water to add a kick. What screams “fall” even more than spice? Furthermore, the muddled blueberries lend a welcome touch of sweetness to add balance to your savory steak dinner.
Dirty Wheatley Martini
Last but not least, consider ordering this vodka martini with your steak. It’s as classic as James Bond himself! No matter if you want it shaken or stirred, the martini can stand up to the richness of red meat. Plus, we garnish our dirty martini with blue cheese-stuffed olives, which pair nicely with your favorite steak.
Visit a Ruth’s Chris Near You for Steak and Cocktails This Fall
Are you ready to sizzle and swizzle? Start fall off right by heading over to your nearest Ruth’s Chris restaurant for a delicious steak and fun cocktail. We look forward to serving you, so book your table today.