Want to know a little secret? My signature house cocktail, the Ruby-Red Grapefruit Vodka Soda, only has 4 ingredients (but I use three in a pinch)! Can you say easy entertaining?
We greet any guest who visits us in Miami with one of these. And let me tell you, people are SHOCKED when they realize it's as simple as a vodka soda, and only 60 calories to boot! I can sip these babies ALL DAY. This cocktail is cold, slightly fruity and refreshing, yet simple and not too sweet. It tastes like a summer breeze...
Behind the cocktail
Like most of my recipes, I stumbled upon the inspiration for my Ruby-Red Grapefruit Vodka Soda accidentally. When I finished school and had no idea what to do with my life, I coached sailing for a summer just outside of Detroit on Lake St. Clair. If you've never been to Lake St. Clair in the summer, I highly recommend it. It's a shallow lake, so it warms quickly, and is a stunning Caribbean blue most of the time.
Anyway, my host family (should out to Tiffany and Dan!) invited me to race on their J70 one evening, and post-race drinks at the club bar. The sailing mommies all ordered these yummy-looking pink drinks, so naturally I ordered one too. It would be an understatement to say I my mind was blown.
I bought a fifth of Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka the very next weekend when I visited my friend in Cleveland. He was equally shocked that a Vodka Soda could be so yummy. Needless to say, the fifth disappeared before the weekend was over.
Sip this cocktail outside on a warm summer evening, ideally in a porch swing or hammock. Enjoy!
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This grapefruit vodka soda is SO simple and light. Say hello summer and your new favorite bikini-friendly drink.
1-2 oz Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka (depending on how strong you like your drink)
Lime Flavored Soda (plain + a spritz of fresh lime juice also works)
2-3 basil leaves
Optional: Lime wedges to garnish
Muddle basil and vodka in the bottom of your glass. Add ice cubes, then fill the rest of the glass with soda. Garnish with lime, and enjoy!
This cocktail is best sipped outdoors on a warm summer evening, ideally in a porch swing or hammock. Please sip responsibly, and enjoy!
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