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.