Ruby-Red Grapefruit Vodka Soda

Want to learn a small secret? My signature house cocktail, the Ruby-Red Grapefruit Vodka Soda, only requires four ingredients! Can you say easy entertainment?  

We use one of these to greet any visitor to our Miami location. And let me tell you, folks are shocked to learn that it's as simple as a vodka soda, with only 60 calories! I could sip these all day.   

This cocktail is chilly, mildly fruity, and refreshing, while remaining basic and not overly sweet. It tastes like a fresh breeze...  

Like most of my recipes, I came across the inspiration for my Ruby-Red Grapefruit Vodka Soda by chance. When I graduated school and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, I spent the summer coaching sailing on Lake St. Clair just outside of Detroit.  

If you've never been to Lake St. Clair during the summer, I strongly recommend it. It's a shallow lake, so it warms up quickly and is usually a beautiful Caribbean blue.  

Anyway, my host family (shoutout to Tiffany and Dan!) invited me to race on their J70 one evening, followed by cocktails at the club bar.  

The sailing mamas all had these delicious-looking pink beverages, so I immediately ordered one as well. It's an understatement to say that my mind was blown.  

I bought a fifth of Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka the next weekend while visiting a buddy in Cleveland. He was also surprised that a vodka soda could be so delicious. Needless to say, the fifth disappeared before the weekend ended.  

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