The Reba

Written by Wynter Holden Category: Drink Issue: March 2014
Group Mid-Level
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Born on March 28, country superstar Reba McEntire has an astrological chart that sums her up in a nutshell: bubbly, vulnerable and unpredictable. Long before McEntire garnered two Grammys and a star on the Walk of Fame, she was shoveling hay on her family's Oklahoma farm and dreaming of becoming a professional barrel rider – the only rodeo event open to women at that time.

Barrel Grill's The Reba is an equally unpredictable libation that pays homage to its namesake's spitfire attitude and signature strawberry locks. Start with 1 1/2 oz. of Midnight Moon strawberry moonshine in a standard mixer. Add 1/2 oz. strawberry puree and soda water to fill. Top with 1/2 oz. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and pour over ice in a Mason jar goblet for that elegant, down-home Okie flair.

Barrel Grill & Modern Saloon
15703 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, 623-776-2429,