The Transfusion Drink
If you golf regularly, chances are you've heard someone order a transfusion at some point. But what is a transfusion, exactly?
For the uninitiated, the transfusion is a true golfer's golf cocktail. It's delicious, refreshing, potent enough to numb the pain of a double bogey, and does one hell of a job of soothing hangovers.
Below, our team has provided a fool-proof recipe for the perfect transfusion. Drink up and enjoy.
Recipe: How to Make a TransfusionThe recipe for a good transfusion cocktail is fairly straight forward. Golf's mightiest cocktail consists of only 4 ingredients: ice, vodka, ginger ale and grape juice. This bare bones golf drink recipe also means:
- Every golf and country club bar, from your local municipal clubhouse to Augusta National, should be capable of making one.
- If you get the portions wrong it will taste terrible. Guaranteed.
Portions, portions, portions - that's the name of the game when it comes to the transfusion. A little too much of any one thing can throw the balance off this magical elixir and leave you wishing you had just ordered a beer.
Fury Golf Transfusion Drink Recipe
To get your transfusion just right, grab a glass and follow these 4 steps:
- Fill 3/4 cup with Ice Cubes - this drink should be enjoyed cold, damn it.
- 4oz of Vodka - that's right, we're making it a double, people. If you're drinking on the course, you never know when you'll see the cart girl again. If you're drinking at the clubhouse, you just played 18 holes, indulge yourself. As for the vodka, most brands will do but we're Kettle One people around here.
- Ginger Ale * - once the ice is in and the vodka has been added, fill the rest of the cup with grandma's favorite ginger ale but be sure to leave about an inch and a half of space at the top. *Note: some folks prefer Sprite; we are not among them.
- 1oz of Grape Juice **- the concord grape juice is what makes this cocktail. Vodka with ginger ale? That's a lowly frat party drink. Add a splash of concord grape juice and BAM - you're a sophisticated man who should be taken seriously. **Note: Some folks swap out grape juice for cranberry juice - we do not. If you have a sweet tooth you can add a bit more grape juice but try not to sugar it up too much. After all, you're on a golf course, not sitting poolside in Punta Cana.
Now Go Enjoy!
Garnish with a lime wedge if you will, and there you have it. So, next time you're out on the course or kicking a few back at the 19th hole, be sure to order a golf drink with grape juice, baby - the transfusion. We bet you'll love it so much it'll be your go-to cocktail at the golf club moving forward.
Oh, you're more of a visual learner?
How to Make a Transfusion (Video)