The Transfusion is a golf beverage as old as time. Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but the Transfusion has established itself as a clubhouse stable. My first real exposure to the Transfusion came on a recommendation at Erin Hills, home of the 2017 US Open, two summers ago. It was so perfect and delicious on a hot summer day that it made me realize I need this in my life on a more regular basis. Not only was the vodka with grape juice and ginger ale delightfully refreshing, it also made me feel like I was right back on the course whenever I mixed one up at home.
As we enter the winter months here in Chicago, I plan to keep the Transfusion ingredients on standby for anytime I feel like I need to take myself to warmer times…even if it is just a cruel mind game I’m playing with myself.
If you’re looking for a nice refreshing cocktail that’s easy to mix, here’s all you need to do:
- Buy preferred vodka, ginger ale, and purple grape juice
- Mix each ingredient equally poured over ice in a rocks glass (My preferred mix is actually heavier vodka and ginger ale, splash of grape juice. Experiment to develop your own preference.)
- Top off with a lime wedge to really class it up
- Sip like a pro