This celebrates the recent Red Moon eclipse. We witnessed it from a tall spot in Texas, and decided to use Texas Orange vodka from Dripping Springs Distillery as the spirit base for the drink. The hibiscus-flavored vodka, see below, is a easy recipe — if you can find dried hibiscus blossoms.
1 1/2 ounces Texas Orange vodka
1/4 ounce hibiscus-flavored vodka
1 ounce tangerine juice
1/4 ounce Grenadine syrup
1/4 ounce lime juice
Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
1 cup dried hibiscus blossoms
2 cups unflavored vodka
Put blossoms and vodka in a mason jar. Allow to steep for 3 days. Strain through a fine-mesh filter into a clean bottle.
Want to know more? Texas Orange
The photo’s nautical theme plays off the old sailing adage: “Red sky at morn, sailors be warned; red sky at night, sailors delight.” Whether you’re at sea or on dry land, let someone else take the wheel if you’re enjoying the Red Moon.
Tasting notes: Smooth notes from the orange vodka blend with the fresh juices.
Tomorrow: Two tequila rita
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