It’s been TOO long since I’ve done a Kocktails with Karly – but I am back at it, so let’s just jump right in, shall we?
I’ve finally delved into another flavor of Deep Eddy Vodka! Yay! Only fifteen million years behind! I started buying the Deep Eddy Lemon and it was a major game-changer for my Long Islands, so I thought, “What the hell, let’s get the Ruby Red!” Grapefruit is one of my favorite flavors/scents in the entire world (I’m a citrus girl), and was inspired to make more grapefruit cocktails after falling in love with the Paloma (see Kocktails with Karly: The Paloma), and realizing that when out I almost exclusively order cocktails including grapefruit (unless I’m feeling whiskey, obviously).
If you were unaware, I, like Carrie Bradshaw (and this is our only similarity other than loving expensive footwear), like vodka in general and vodka-related food/drink items: penne a la vodka (vodka sauce on anything, really), vodka sodas, cranberry vodka, vodka in long islands, vodka in the disgusting cocktail in college that we used to make called “Blue Drank,” and, of course, cosmopolitans. I drew my inspiration for this drink we’re about to discuss from the cosmo and I hope you dig it! LET’S DRINK!
Ruby Red Martini
- 1.5oz Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka
- 0.5oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- Sparkling water (or club soda)
- Add vodka, Grand Marnier, and lime juice to cocktail mixer.
- Add ice, shake.
- Pour into glass, top with sparkling water
- Lime or grapefruit slice to garnish (or whatever else you like to garnish with depending on what type of bitch you are that day)
- Drink. Repeat.
I used Grand Marnier in this little delicious cocktail but really wish I’d used Cointreau instead. The Grand Marnier gave this drink a rather large hint of booziness that I wasn’t going for – but if you’re into that, definitely give the Grand Marnier a shot. It was still fabulous.
After making this drink a few times, I can safely say that I feel I’ve perfected it to my liking – that’s one thing I love about mixology. You can continue to make the same cocktail over and over until you find just the right mixture that meets your tastes. It’s a fluid art (no pun intended), and there’s something comforting in that, don’t you think?
Of course you do. Because like me, you like stupid puns and alcohol.