- 1 ounce orange vodka
- ½ ounce fresh lime juice
- 3 ounces ginger beer
- 3 ounces Tru Blood or Ruby Mixer
- Cracked ice
- Orange wedge for garnish
Pour the vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, and Tru Blood into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with the orange wedge. Serve immediately.
This recipe is written by character Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), King of Louisiana who has dated female lead Sookie Stackhouse. “I’ve recently begun mixing this libation for humans who join me for a drink,” he writes. “Watching them enjoy it gives me a nostalgia that makes me feel almost . . . human.”
And if you’re wondering what “Tru Blood or Ruby Mixer” means, it’s the synthetic blood substitute that True Blood vampires drink so that they can live in the human world…or, in practical terms, a mix of orange soda, grenadine and lemon juice, which also comes in a pre-mixed version.