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Eric Hildebrand’s Cocktail of the Week

photography:Rebecca Woodman Taylor

Eric Hildebrand is the kind of entertaining expert that creates experiences.  Smart man that he is, he realizes that events are moments that allow you to connect and this extends way beyond just parties.  He crafts unique settings to support brands, products, and individual tastes. He’s a master of his trade and can create these events and experiences for anything from an elegant wedding to a large scale product launch. Trust me when I say that anyone who has that kind of range understands that its the little details that matter… and one of my favorite details is a signature drink. Thanks for sharing your delicious cocktail Eric (this is one we will be making again and again)!

Eric says:

There is nothing better then sitting back with friends and enjoying a classic cocktail during the summer months.  I have to admit, it was my best friend  and I who came up with this Italian Greyhound rendition.  This cocktail became “Italian”, as we were trying to stretch a few bar ingredients on hand.  We surprised ourselves with the outcome, stirred up a pitcher, and shared with our larger group of friends.  It was a big hit and I know it will be with your friends!  Cheers!

Italian Greyhound Cocktail

1.75 oz Absolute Ruby Red Vodka
.25 oz Campari
.5oz Monin Ruby Red Grapefruit Syrup
2-3oz Grapefruit Juice, Freshly squeezed

Grapefruit Peel, garnish

Fill a collins glass with ice cubes or crushed ice.  Pour Ruby Red Vodka, Campari, and Ruby Red Grapefruit Syrup and stir. Top with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.  Garnish with grapefruit peel.

*If you like your Italian Greyhound a TAD BIT SALTY; wet the rim of your Collin’s glass in freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and then dip into course salt.

*If you like CRUSHED ICE.  Place ice cubes in a cloth bag or sandwich between a folded kitchen towel.  Using a rolling pin, muddler, or meat mallet, crush ice.  The cloth bag or kitchen towel absorbs excess moisture, providing you with drier ice.

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