Not a flavored vodka kind of girl, but when I was sent a bottle of the Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, after reading a rave review of the Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka, I was up for the challenge.
I chilled my bottle in the freezer before testing it, but right off I noticed that the vodka had a thick quality, akin to a Limoncello. And the color wasn’t “hello I’m yellow” but a more likeable pale lemon.
Now, the cocktail. Though they had provided a cocktail recipe for me (see below) it required basil and I didn’t happen to have basil, so I found another one on the Internet:
1.5 ounce Lemon Vodka
½ ounce ginger liqueur
¾ ounce lemon juice
I don’t do Lemon Drop Martinis. Too sweet even without the sugar rim. But this cocktail, on the rocks, had just enough tart and sweet to make me and the hubby uber happy. Will definitely be making this again!
From Deep Eddy
(Introducing) cool and refreshing Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, making its way onto the vodka scene in 2015. An Austin original, celebrating the laid back Austin lifestyle, Deep Eddy Lemon is handcrafted with care in the Deep Eddy Distillery in Austin’s Hill Country. Made with real lemons from California, not a flavoring agent, Deep Eddy Lemon creates inventive and delicious libations for entertaining.
The fastest growing vodka in the United States, Deep Eddy is breathing fresh air into the vodka category while supporting local communities in the true spirit of Austin. With a classic Americana look and feel, Deep Eddy brings casual drinking occasions to life.
Deep Eddy Lemon joins four other vodkas in the lineup, including Deep Eddy Cranberry, Deep Eddy Ruby Red, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea, and Deep Eddy Vodka. Some of the most popular cocktails that can be created using the new Deep Eddy Lemon include Lemon Splash (a low-calorie drink), High Dive Cosmo, Lemon Basil Martini, and Deep Shandy.
Here is one to try:
Lemon Basil Martini
2 oz Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
2 basil leaves
1/4 oz simple syrup
Directions: Muddle basil in simple syrup. Add vodka, shake and strain into martini glass. Top with basil leaf garnish (optional). Enjoy.
For more information, visit www.deepeddyvodka.com.
Eve Bushman has been reading, writing, taking coursework and tasting wine for over 20 years. She has obtained a Level Two Intermediate Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, has been the subject of a 60-minute Wine Immersion video, authored “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” and recently served as a guest judge for the L.A. International Wine Competition. You can email Eve@EveWine101.com to ask a question about wine or spirits that may be answered in a future column. You can also seek her marketing advice via Eve@EveBushmanConsulting.com