Signature
Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Vodka • Sweet
Jeffrey’s Vodka Fizz

For a city that’s changed as rapidly as Austin, Texas has in the last five years, it’s nice to see classic restaurants going strong. When Jeffrey’s of Austin opened its doors in 1975, they served typical French bistro fare to the Clarksville neighborhood. Even under new ownership, not much has changed at Jeffrey’s, save for some more inventive dishes and cocktails made with a plethora of exotic ingredients. Take the Jeffrey’s Vodka Fizz, for example, a tall bubbly sipper made with local vodka, Chareau Aloe Liqueur and honeydew melon juice. “I really love the sweet flavor of ripe honeydews, and the color looks great, too,” says head bartender Chris Dalaku. We especially love the look of this drink when it’s garnished with bright green melon balls, which are easy to make and delicious for snacking. One sip of this refreshing highball, and anyone who thinks honeydew is simply a “filler fruit” will realize they are terribly mistaken.

The Essentials

vodka
Aloe Liqueur
honeydew melon juice
Shaker
Strainer
The Details
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Ingredients

.75 oz Deep Eddy Vodka
.75 oz Chareau Aloe Liqueur
.5 oz Lemon Juice
2 oz honeydew melon juice
4 dashes Orange Bitters
Topo Chico, to top
Honeydew melon, for garnish

Method

  • Add all ingredients, save for the Topo Chico and garnish, to a shaker tin with ice.
  • Shake and strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with melon balls.
easy
Strength:
Simple Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 Cup White sugar
1 Cup Water

Method

  • Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves, then immediately take the saucepan off the heat. 
  • Let cool, then pour into a container (a Mason jar works nicely) and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.