Monday, April 1, 2013

Dallas Drinks: The Emma

Dallas Drinks is a co-creation with Dallas Decoder, honoring the characters of the TNT drama Dallas, which continues the Ewing family saga. See all of the Dallas Drinks here.

Emma, daughter of Ewings foe Harris Ryland initially seems as icily cold to the Ewings as her grandmother Judith. But Ann eventually connects with her, and Emma leaves the controlling Ryland family to live with the Ewings at Southfork where she quickly develops a fondness for both John Ross and Drew

The Emma is appropriately tart and fiery, owing to the grapefruit flavor she shares with her grandmother and the habanero shrub, which represents her attraction to Drew. The bourbon is for her other potential love interest: John Ross. She shares the gin with her grandmother but it also represents England, where Emma learned to ride horses.

I made the grapefruit soda myself by carbonating fresh grapefruit juice in a siphon. But a commercial brand, such as Fresca, could also work.


  1. Another great "Dallas Drinks" recipe! If you drink this, will you become as wild as Emma?

  2. I have been told this drink describes me very well... Which is hilarious!! It's the name my closest family calls me!!!

  3. That's great! I hope you like the drink. It's got a nice kick to it.