Vena’s Fizz House: Giveaway + Recipe-14680
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Vena’s Fizz House: Giveaway + Recipe

The Smoky Grapefruit Cocktail - Vena's Fizz House & The Frosted Petticoat

Today we start a new series of articles with the sole purpose of exposing you to the coolest, most unique foodie products out there. Not only will you be in the know about the newest food and drink trends, you will actually have a chance to win them. So without further ado, let’s get started with Vena’s Fizz House.

A family-friendly soda shop located in Portland, Maine, Vena’s Fizz House is at the forefront of the craft cocktail revolution. They’re reinventing the classics with ingenious recipes and products. From their New England take on a Mexican institution, the ‘Maine Margarita’, to an Old Fashioned dripping with woodlandy maple and pear flavors, it’s no wonder they are gaining quick notoriety.  Their success has led to a line of do-it-yourself infusion kits and sugar cubes infused with bitters, which literally means that concoction creativity is unstoppable. See their full line of products here!

I had heard their name mentioned a few times in mixology circles and knew I had to try out the cocktail products myself. Armed with their delightfully toasty “Fire & Smoke” bitters infused sugar cubes, I created ‘The Smokey Grapefruit’ – a spicy citrusy drink perfect for sipping beside a summer campfire. The sugar cubes are devilishly smokey and such a fun way to add a bit of flair to your homegrown mixology skills. Follow along with my recipe tutorial below or grab the recipe card at the end of the post.

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So now that we’ve got your cocktail gears turning, it’s time to offer you something special. Adding to their major cool factor, Vena’s Fizz House is going to give away a set of their Infusion Kit and Bitter Infused Sugar Cubes to two of our lucky readers. Join in on the craft cocktail revolution and enter to win your own set below:

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The Smoky Grapefruit Cocktail - Vena's Fizz House & The Frosted Petticoat

  1. 5 to 6 Fire & Smoke Sugar Cubes by Vena’s Fizz House
  2. 2 ounces of tequila
  3. 1/2 ounce of orange liqueur
  4. 3 ounces of grapefruit juice
  5. Dash of chile oil
  6. Garnish with grapefruit slices
  1. Add the sugar cubes, tequila, orange liqueur, grapefruit juice, and chili oil to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously.
  2. In a Collins glass, add a generous amount of grapefruit slices. Pour the cocktail into the glass and enjoy!


Special thanks to Vena’s Fizz House for letting me loose on their delightful products and for sharing their awesomeness with our readers. Get more goodness at their website here.

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the whimsical life of accidental photographer, stylist, & writer, Sam. Her approachable and fun style has received critical acclaim from such media outlets as The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. In addition to running a successful photography & content creation business, Sam also serves as a contributing writer for and Scary Mommy.

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