Brandon’s Scuppernong Martini

Jim Llewellyn is the husband of my friend, photographer Deborah Llewellyn. Deborah is shooting my Rizzoli cookbook. Sometimes, he carries her bags on photo shoots, a part of the humility phase of his recovering attorney program. After Career ADD took him around the world, he now lives in Atlanta with Deborah, his 16-year-old granddaughter, three dogs and a cat.

Brandon’s Scuppernong Martini was developed in honor of Brandon Branch, his many hidden talents and deep Southern roots. Brandon works with Paula Deen and seems to function as everything from Chief Operating
Officer of the enterprise to gopher and everything in between, including but not limited to, creative, administrative, managerial, custodial, pastoral, psychological and physical endeavors; all with an incredible knack for getting things done when they need to be done. The drink was first sampled and approved by Brandon on February 27, 2009 at the Casual Guest Cottage, Greaseland, Wilmington Island, Savannah, GA. – Jim Llewelyn


  • 3 oz. Paulk’s Pride White Muscadine Juice
  • 2 oz. Absolut Citron Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1/4 oz. Lime Juice

  • Shake hard and long in martini shaker. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.
  • Keep Vodka, ice and martini glasses in freezer until just before needed.

    Here is where you can get the materials that you need:

    Kitchenware Outfitters, 5511 Abercorn Street,Savannah, GA 31405, (912) 356-1117

    Rösle, Zester with Canelle,  
    Riedel martini glasses
    Oxo Mini Angled Measuring Cup (2 oz.)

    Paulk Vineyards, 1786 Satilla Road, Wray, GA 31798, 877-583-2880,
    rapid delivery by UPS Paulk’s Pride, Muscadine Juice, 100% Natural, 25.5 Fl. Oz. (754 ML)

    photography by Deborah Llewellyn

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