Dear SOS: I’m not a big drinker, but there’s a cocktail that Akasha Restaurant in Culver City makes that could make me a convert. It’s called a Ruby Red Mojito, made with pink grapefruit juice. I’ve tried versions at other restaurants, but they’re not as good as Akasha’s. I’d love to serve this to friends on game night and would be delighted if you could get Akasha to give you its recipe.
Dear Katherine: Bright and refreshing, Akasha’s mojito combines fresh grapefruit juice with lime, rum, a touch of agave syrup for sweetness and club soda for a little fizz. It’s an easy choice, whether you’re thinking game night or simply warding off the summer heat. (A virgin version of the drink works equally well for kids.) Akasha Richmond was happy to share the recipe, which we’ve adapted below.