True Texan

Date night in=new cocktail.  With Sophie off at a sleep-over birthday, we decided to toast our upcoming move with a cocktail inspired by the great state of Texas.  Ruby red grapefruit juice paired with Hill Country lavender simple syrup and topped with a splash of our super secret sparkling water-Topo Chico.  If you wanted to go more Texan you could use some Deep Eddy vodka.  I just wanted to use up our liquor stash of Absolut and we are a little less Texan for it.

Adjust the proportions to your taste, but this seemed to work for us.  If you want a lighter cocktail serve in a tall glass so you have a higher proportion of Topo Chico.

2 Parts grapefruit

1 part vodka

1/2 part St. Germaine

1/4 part lavender simple syrup (simple syrup steeped with lavender flowers and strained)

Shake and pour over ice.  Top with sparkling water.

Yeehaw!