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Lone Star Spirit: Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka


The following is part of a series on Texas spirits, including wines, beers and liquors.

Deep Eddy Vodka, distilled in Dripping Springs, has given us several distinctive flavors, including sweet tea and ruby red grapefruit. Now comes Deep Eddy Lemon, a perfect antidote to the summer heat.

Deep Eddy Shandy

Deep Eddy Shandy

It’s made with natural lemon flavors as well as Texas water for a smooth, clean vodka that can be sipped by itself though I preferred tasting it in cocktails, such as those listed below, or simply mixed with Perrier Lime and ice.

You can find Deep Eddy Lemon at area liquor stores. A 750 milliliter bottle is price in the neighborhood of $16.

Lemon Splash

2 ounces Deep Eddy Lemon
Sparkling water
Slice of lemon

Add vodka to an ice-filled glass. Stir. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Makes 1 cocktail.

From Deep Eddy

Deep Shandy

12 ounces wheat beer, your choice
1 ounce Deep Eddy Lemon

Stir vodka into a glass of wheat beer. Serve with a heel of lemon, if desired.

Makes 1 cocktail.

From Deep Eddy

Lemon Basil Martini

2 basil leaves
1/4 ounce simple syrup
2 ounces Deep Eddy Lemon

Muddle basil in simple syrup. Add ice. Add vodka. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an additional basil leaf, if desired.

Makes 1 cocktail.

From Deep Eddy

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These Cocktails and Punch Pack Extra Sparkle


Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Looking for some fun to shake up for the Fourth of July or any time you need a tasty, cool and refreshing cocktail? Here are some kicky cocktails and punches made with gin, vodka and whiskey. So, take your pick. Have some fun. And remember: Handling cocktails and handling fireworks don’t mix.

For a taste of some frozen “pop-tails,” click here.

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

3 (1-inch) chunks watermelon
2 slices cucumber chunks, plus an extra slice for garnish
1 1/2 ounces Aviation American Gin
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce freshly pressed lime juice
Pinch of salt
1 ½ ounces soda water

Muddle watermelon and reserve 1 ½ ounces of the juice. Place cucumber in mixing glass and muddle. Add reserved watermelon juice, gin, syrup, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Fine strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with a cucumber slice on rim.

Makes 1 cocktail.

From Aviation American Gin

Strange Brew

Strange Brew

Strange Brew

1 ½ ounces Aviation American Gin
1 ½ ounces freshly pressed pineapple juice
½ ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
½ ounce freshly pressed lemon juice
1 ½ ounces Widmer Hefeweizen
Mint, for garnish

In a mixing glass, add gin, pineapple juice, St-Germain and lemon juice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Fine strain into a pilsner glass filled with crushed ice. Top with beer. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Makes 1 cocktail.

From Aviation American Gin

Cele-Berry Punch  

24 blackberries
8 strawberries
24 blueberries
12 ounces Aviation American Gin
4 ounces Cointreau
4 ounces simple syrup
6 ounces freshly pressed lemon juice
16 ounces soda water

In a mixing bowl, muddle berries. Add gin, Cointreau, syrup and lemon juice. Mix. Fine strain into a punch bowl. Cover and cool until ready to serve. When ready, add a block of ice and soda water. Mix. Garnish with mixed berries and mint.

Makes 8 servings.

From Aviation American Gin

Old Glory Punch

1 1/2 ounces Belvedere Lemon Tea Vodka
½ ounce almond syrup
¾ ounces lemon juice
3 ounces green tea
Lemon wedge, for garnish

To serve as a cocktail: Pour vodka, syrup, juice and tea over ice. Stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

To serve as a punch:

375 milliliters Belvedere Lemon Tea Vodka
100 milliliters almond syrup
175 milliliters lemon juice
700 milliliters green tea
Lemon slices, for garnish
Blueberries, for garnish

Add all ingredients to a pitcher or punch bowl over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and blueberries.

From Belvedere Vodka

Patriot Punch

Patriot Punch

Patriot Punch

2 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
1 part DeKuyper Apricot Brandy
1 part Cranberry Juice
2 parts Champagne
Lemon slices, for garnish

To serve as a cocktail: Pour all ingredients over ice in a stemless red wine glass. Stir. Garnish with a lemon slice.

To serve as a punch: Double the recipe and multiply by the number of guests you plan to serve. Add Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, DeKuyper Apricot Brandy and cranberry juice to a punch bowl, stir and refrigerate. When guests arrive, add Champagne and lemon wheels. Serve over ice in stemless red wine glasses.

From Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey

 

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