Grapefruit Mint Vodka Fizz

 

 

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SHOCKING NEWS: I love cocktails.

But you know what I don’t like? Cocktail menus with shit on it I’ve never heard of or things like egg whites. No I don’t want an EGG in my cocktail, I don’t care how classic or cool it is. And you know what really drives me nuts?

Having to Google an ingredient.

I realize this makes me sound like an absolute loser and VERY low brow. That’s fine.

And yes, I AM in the process of opening a bar that WILL serve classic cocktails and yes, Andy WILL kill me if I keep screwing with the menu trying to make everything “skinny” but I’m just trying to drink something that tastes good, something that I could preferably drink 3 of so I can get a nice buzz and that isn’t going to totally screw up my blood sugar.

OMG IS THAT SO HARD.

 

 


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I AM #HEALTH.

I have been madly in love with this cocktail at an ATL seafood restaurant, Six Feet Under, for YEARS. It’s called a Pushin’ Up Daisies and it’s made with Deep Eddy’s Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka, basil, lime, club soda, simple syrup, and cucumber ice cubes.

I, of course, ask for no simple syrup :):) (totally unnecessary!)

And lemons instead of lime……(it’s better that way, sorry)

And sometimes I like mint in it instead of basil.

Ok, so every bartender wants to punch me in the face. Sue me!

I sort of recreated it at home, and you guys need to get in on this.

Why I love Deep Eddy’s flavored vodkas:

  • They’re made with REAL fruit juice, not artificial flavors.

  • It’s a high-quality vodka so less of a chance of a hangover.

  • It’s affordable.

 

 


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Vodka with nasty artificial flavors is just GROSS. The only caveat to this is that their Grapefruit vodka, for example, has 7 g carbs/oz. But this is again because it contains ACTUAL grapefruit juice. I’d rather have a little bit of sugar from fruit than nasty chemicals in my body.

And this is also why it’s totally unnecessary to add more sugar. We’re adding a little lemon juice, fresh cucumbers, and mint (basil is also REALLY GOOD!) – that’s it!

This will honestly become your cocktail of the summer.

ALSO – I have an NA alcohol guide. YOU’RE WELCOME. Plus, THIS coconut-blueberry summer cocktail is a must.

 

Grapefruit Mint Vodka Fizz

Author: Megan Kober, RDN, DL

Prep time: 5 mins

Total time: 5 mins

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Deep Eddy’s Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

  • 1/2 oz lemon juice

  • 1/4 c club soda

  • 4 mint leaves

  • 1/4 c cucumber, muddled (recommended: Persian)

Instructions

  1. Fill glass with ice and put ingredients (minus club soda) into a shaker and muddle.

  2. Strain the mixture into a glass and top with club soda. Garnish with more cucumber slices.

Notes

If you don’t have a muddler, use any blunt tool in your kitchen (like the end of a wooden spoon) and press it into your cucumbers and twist gently a few times. Don’t turn it into a pulp.

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  1. Jessi says:

    I’ve never heard of Deep Eddy’s vodka…but sounds great! Hope I can find it at Hyvee! Keep the skinny vodka drinks coming! I’m so sick of vodka and la croix!

    • I just looked it up, and I can’t believe it, but they only sell it in HyVee in IL! But looks like you can get it in Rock Island – they have a store locator online. Honestly it’s worth a short trip – they have lemon, sweet tea, and peach flavors, too. Most of the time I just mix the vodka with club soda and some lemons, so good!

      • Jessi Lane says:

        Thanks! I’ll definitely make the trip to RI. They also carry my husband’s favorite beer that the IA Hy-vee’s don’t carry…weird!

  2. Kelsey says:

    Ohhhhh yaaaasssss. Had a pushin up daisies this past weekend w/o simple syrup so makin this at home STAT.

  3. Erica says:

    oh my goodness. totally bookmarking this for the next bbq!

  4. Jessica Naunas says:

    Ekk ! Did I miss the recipe for this ? I love all things grapefruit + Love your blog !

  5. Candace Watt says:

    I work in IL, definitely going to Hyvee on my lunch!! 🙂

  6. Confused reader says:

    Where’s the actual recipe?

    • Megan Kober says:

      AH. We had random parts of posts disappear when we switched platforms. You can see all the ingredients about halfway down, but I’ll add the full recipe again!