Review: Deep Eddy Vodka and Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

Review: Deep Eddy Vodka and Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

deep eddy ruby red grapefruit vodkaWe previously raved about Texas-based Deep Eddy’s Sweet Tea Vodka, and now we’re taking a step back, looking at its original, unflavored vodka, as well facing the future, with a look at a new flavor that’s based on Texas-favorite Ruby Red grapefruit.

Thoughts on these two vodkas follow.

Deep Eddy Vodka – Stylistically modern. A mild, lightly sweet vodka with just a touch of herbs underneath. A moderate and pleasant mouthfeel leads to a short and simple finish, which offers some fruity hints of green banana and apple. Fine as a mixer, but not enough going on for sipping straight. 80 proof. B+ / $16 [BUY IT NOW FROM TOTAL WINE]

Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Flavored Vodka – Made from real grapefruit juice mixed with the above — and it looks the part, with a bright pink color that “scums over” if you leave the bottle undisturbed for a long while. Huge grapefruit notes on the nose are followed by a rush of them on the tongue, with plenty of the sweetness from Deep Eddy’s standard vodka percolating up to meet it. A bit of mushroomy savoriness on the back end. Completely drinkable, particularly ice cold and with something sparkling as a mixer. 70 proof. B+ / $16 [BUY IT NOW FROM TOTAL WINE]

Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Flavored Vodka




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Conner on July 23, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    This is the one flavored vodka that I can truly drink straight. Every time I try some sort of flavored vodka I feel like I do not get the true taste because it is so sugary. Not with this! It is sweet but has tangy citrus notes at the same time. It is a true grapefruit flavor and not an artificial fruit flavor like I find with most flavored vodkas.

  2. Anonymous on September 12, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Deep Eddy vodka straight is great.
    Their grapefruit vodka is appallingly horrible!
    It tastes more sour than Donald Duck orange juice and will sour your stomach also. Ruby red grapefruit juice should taste somewhat sweet. My advice, purchase you own grapefruit juice and mix it with their straight vodka.

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