A few years ago, I was in Austin, Texas for work and happened upon the Deep Eddy distillery. We tasted all of the vodkas they make, and the grapefruit was my favorite by far. I am obsessed with creating new drinks to use the vodka in, as I always have a bottle on hand (my mom usually has a handle on hand!). The vodka used to be harder to find, but it’s carried in most major grocery stores nowadays. I love the tanginess of grapefruit against the champagne and the bitters round out the drink. Adding a long strip of the zest over the rim of the glass ensures you get a whiff of grapefruit with every sip.
- Yield: 1 cocktail
- Category: Cocktails
- 1/2 ounce grapefruit vodka
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
- Champagne, Prosecco, Cava or other sparkling wine
- Dash of bitters, preferably grapefruit
Add the vodka and grapefruit juice to a champagne flute. Top with Champagne and a dash of bitters. Serve with a long strip of grapefruit zest draped over the side of the flute, if desired.