Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Texas Ruby Red Martini

Boutique distilleries are popping up all over Austin area and are adding a taste of Texas to the spirits map. Local restaurants and bars are sourcing from these distilleries and crafting amazing concoctions. I'm lucky to live in the area to be able to get a taste of what's new.

Have you ever had a drink at a restaurant and thought, "I've got to try to reproduce this at home?" This was the case for me with this grapefruit drink that I had at a local restaurant. The combination of Republic Spirit Blends Prickly Pear Mixer with fresh ruby red grapefruit juice gives the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Layering Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka with the juices makes the grapefruit shine in this drink.

Texas Ruby Red Martini
by Tonda

1 ounce St-Germain
6 ounces Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka
6 ounces Republic Spirit Blends Prickly Pear Mixer
6 ounces freshly squeezed Ruby Red grapefruit juice
1 ounce simple syrup

Add ice to a martini shaker and add all of the ingredients. Shake until well mixed. Serve in a martini glass.

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