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Hail to the Chief


Skyy Vodka's Hail to the Chief Cocktail

Hail to the Chief

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Grape-flavored vodka is one of the more difficult flavors to find good drinks for, but the Hail to the Chief is one of those rare gems. It was created for the inauguration of Barack Obama and served at select Washington DC bars during the week long event.

To offset the grape flavoring, this mix includes ginger and blackberries and turns out to be a delightful and refreshing tall drink.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Muddle fresh blackberries, ginger and sugar in a pint glass.
  2. Add ice and SKYY Infusions Grape.
  3. Shake vigorously and strain into a collins glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top with ginger ale.
  5. Garnish with skewered blackberries and candied ginger.

Recipe Courtesy: SKYY Spirits

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