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Monday, June 28, 2010

RA Sushi will be pouring a signature Stars and Stripes Martini this 4th of July

RA Sushi Celebrates July Fourth with Stars and Stripes Martini
Seasonal Cocktail Toasts to Independence

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (June 28, 2010) – Celebrate Independence Day with a Stars and Stripes Martini, a refreshing patriotic cocktail offered at both Orange County RA Sushi locations Fourth of July weekend. From Friday, July 2 to Sunday, July 4 cool off from the summer heat at RA Sushi with a Stars and Stripes Martini ($7), or shake up this recipe for a Fourth of July pool party.

The Stars and Stripes Martini is a light and crisp blend of summer fruit, including lemon, raspberries and blueberries. A festive, striped cocktail it is the ideal all-American drink for toasting to independence!

Stars and Stripes Martini Recipe (1 serving)
Muddled blueberries
1.5 oz. SKYY Citrus Vodka
¼ oz. Blue Curacao
¼ oz. Chambord raspberry liqueur
½ oz. simple syrup
1 oz. lemonade
Splash lemon-lime soda
2 juiced lemons

Muddle blueberries with the Blue Curacao in a martini glass. Place a lemon wheel slice over mixture. Pour vodka, simple syrup, a splash of lemon-lime soda, and lemon juice in a martini shaker. Shake and strain over the lemon in a martini glass. The mixture will layer. Drizzle Chambord down the side of the glass. It will layer in between the vodka and blueberry mixture creating a striped appearance; garnish will float to top.

About RA Sushi
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, an upbeat, unconventional sushi bar, opened its first location in Old Town Scottsdale, Ariz. in October 1997. RA is best known for successfully combining distinctive sushi with a trendy, hip atmosphere. Fresh sushi is served to order along with outstanding Japanese-fusion cuisine in a fun, lively environment. The result is a place that is both unpretentious and fashionable. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner is served until 11 p.m. daily. The bar is open until 1 a.m. or later. Happy Hour food and beverage specials are offered Monday through Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m.

RA has 25 locations across the country. Enjoy RA Sushi in Arizona (Ahwatukee, Mesa, North Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson); California (Chino Hills, Corona, Huntington Beach, San Diego, Torrance and Tustin); Florida (Palm Beach Gardens, Pembroke Pines and South Miami); Georgia (Atlanta); Illinois (Chicago, Glenview and Lombard); Kansas (Leawood); Maryland (Baltimore); Nevada (Las Vegas); and Texas (two Houston locations and Plano). Look for RA on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. For more information visit RA online at

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