Odds are, unless you’re a golfer or have someone in your life that loves to break out a putter in his or her spare time, you might not have ever heard of this niche cocktail. As for its origins, the Transfusion drink is largely a mystery. At its core, the transfusion is just insanely refreshing, which is perhaps why it’s garnered the title of “golf’s greatest drink.” A proper Transfusion contains four ingredients: vodka, ginger ale, Concord grape juice, and lime juice. To finish, you can garnish with a fresh lime on the rim, crystallized ginger, or even pop frozen grapes into the glass to keep it cool without watering it down.
Between the carbonation, touch of sweetness, tons of ice, and generous pour of liquor, a Transfusion has all the qualities of a perfect outdoor cocktail. Thank goodness, because it’s too refreshing to pass up. Here’s our simple recipe for a classic Transfusion cocktail.
3 oz. Vodka (Tito’s is my preference)
1 1/2 oz. Concord grape juice
1/4 oz.fresh lime juice
Slice of lime, frozen grapes