Deep Eddy Vodka rolling out new flavor this month

Although Deep Eddy Vodka co-founder Chad Auler is always playing around with new flavors, not all of them end up in bottles sold across the country. But the upcoming Deep Eddy Lemon caught on with him and others at Deep Eddy as a refreshing new option, and it’s releasing at the Dripping Springs distillery later this month and on store shelves in January.

Deep Eddy Lemon is the latest flavored vodka for the local distillery to release. It'll hit store shelves in January but is available at the distillery this month.

Deep Eddy Lemon is the latest flavored vodka for the local distillery to release. It’ll hit store shelves in January but is available at the distillery this month.

And like past Deep Eddy flavors, this one incorporates a natural ingredient that’s always been traditional in vodka drinks. Deep Eddy Lemon, featuring real lemon juice and Texas aquifer water, is “like biting into a sweet, ripe lemon or sipping on your grandma’s homemade lemonade. It’s got tartness balanced with sweetness,” Auler said.

He and Deep Eddy Vodka CEO Eric Dopkins knew going into production of the vodka that citrus-flavored vodka is common for many vodka producers to make, but they have an easy edge, he said, because of their focus on all-natural ingredients.

“The citrus-flavored vodka category is a huge category, so when we look at the others, to my knowledge we’re one of the very few or maybe the only one that uses real lemon juice,” he said. “It’s the same with our other products. We couldn’t find anyone out there using real ruby red grapefruit juice, cranberry juice and now lemon juice, and the difference is notable.”

Deep Eddy already has a bevy of cocktail recipes ready to start making at the distillery (which opened in the Dripping Springs area two months ago) once Deep Eddy Lemon is bottled. Auler said Lemon can be enjoyed very simply: “This one with soda will be like a boozy lemonade with a little bit of carbonation.”

Here are a couple of those recipes if you want to get a bit more complex with your cocktail.

Tiki Takeover

1.5 oz. Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka

.5 oz. Cointreau

.5 oz. Finest Call Orgeat Syrup

.5 oz. lemon juice

Shake ingredients over ice. Pour into rocks glass.

— Deep Eddy Vodka

Down Thyme

1.5 oz. Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka

.5 oz. fresh lemon juice

.5 oz. honey thyme simple syrup (see below)

2 oz. Prosecco.

Shake the vodka, lemon juice and honey thyme simple syrup over ice. Top off with Prosecco and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.

Honey Thyme Simple Syrup

1 cup honey

1 cup water

8 to 10 sprigs of thyme

Bring honey and water to a boil; then, let simmer in a pan for 20 minutes.

— Deep Eddy Vodka


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