It’s been a while since I’ve written a new cocktail post. As I write up this Sparking Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail concoction, I’m actually headed to New Orleans for a few days where I’m sure I will be indulging in several local cocktail specialties. A fun way to get inspired!
I love on a late afternoon looking around at what’s on hand in my kitchen and whipping up a fun toast to all that was accomplished in the day. After all, each work day starts early and tends to feel a bit like a marathon. Like many of you, I’m wiped out and ready to play in the yard or kick on the tv by the time the sun is setting.
That’s just what was happening when this really easy and sweet drink found it’s way to me. It’s important to note that in Maryland, you can’t buy any alcohol in a grocery store. Even beer and wine require a separate trip to a liquor store. Which means I’m constantly running out of both and often have to resort to the liquor cabinet. Desperate times and all that.
Luckily I had a few staples including Izze’s Sparkling Grapefruit. These are great for baby showers or parties and I always seem to have a few leftovers around. I decided to add some cranberry, a squeeze of lime and vodka together for a delightful cocktail that tasted just like a hard earned afternoon should.
Here’s my recipe but feel free to go into your cabinet and see what you have on hand to whip up your own version. After all, nothing about relaxing should include yet another errand. Cheers Dears!
Sparking Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail
1 bottle of Izze’s Sparkling Grapefruit
3 ounces of vodka
Healthy splash of cranberry juice
Squeeze of lime
Directions: Pour ingredients into large cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and pour over two glasses of ice. Sip and enjoy!
Note: If your cocktail shaker is smaller and only makes one drink at a time, pour approx. 1/3 of the grapefruit drink and 1.5 ounces of vodka into the shaker.