Courtney Starr's Dixie Vodka Drink of the Week

I've partnered with Dixie Vodka for my Drink of the Week. I'll be giving you recipes of my favorite Dixie Vodka drinks. See this week's drink plus past weeks below and check back every Friday for more!

Special thanks to these retailers: Bottles, Dante's Spirits, Bill's Liquors and Fine Wine, Six Mile Spirits, Burris Liquor Store, Forsberg's Fine Wine and Spirits, Clarey's Liquors, Carolina Spirits, Seven Star Liquors, and Egan's Spirits.

The Bloody Mary feat. Dixie Black Pepper Vodka

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
  • Top with Charleston Bloody Mary Mix

Garnish with lemon wedge, lime wedge, celery and a CHICKEN WING

Retailer: Seven Star Liquors

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The Secret Garden feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 2 strawberries, muddled
  • 4 basil leaves, muddled
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup

Muddle strawberries with basil, add spirit, lemon and simple, shake and top with soda.

Retailer: Six Mile Spirits

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Hole in One feat. Dixie Vodka

A boozy cocktail that’s a golfer’s favorite just in time for The Masters!  

  • .5 oz Dixie Southern 
  • .5 oz Dixie Mint 
  • .5 oz Dixie Citrus 
  • .5 oz simple syrup 
  • 6 oz chilled Charleston Tea Plantation tea 

Best served in an insulated cup, over ice.  Check out the grounds of Augusta National in person or on TV this weekend!

Retailer: Bill's Liquors and Fine Wine

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Southern Aperitif feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for April Fool's Day!

  • 1 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 1 oz Campari 
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth

Stirred and served over ice with orange peel

Retailer: Dante's Spirits

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Dixie Club Cocktail feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • .5 oz amaeretto
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • Dash Orange bitters

Build all ingredients in shaker, shake and strain to chilled martini glass.

Retailer: Bottles

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Dixie Leprechaun Shots feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for St. Patrick's Day! ☘️

  • 2 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 2 oz Irish Cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Green food coloring

Pour Dixie Southern Vodka and Irish cream in cocktail shaker with generous squeeze of chocolate syrup and add two drops of green food coloring, fill shaker with ice, shake vigorously, strain equally to four shot glasses.

Retailer: Egan's Spirits

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Spring Ahead Punch feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

  • 1 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 oz Aperol 
  • 2 oz Soda Water
  • 2 oz San Pellegrino Blood Orange Soda
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 lime wedge

Build all ingredients in Collins glass over ice, gently stir.

Retailer: Seven Star Liquors

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Blueberry Basil Smash feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 8-10 blueberries
  • 4-5 basil leaves
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • Top with Blenheim's Spicy Ginger Ale (from SC)

Muddle blueberries, basil, lemon, simple syrup in cocktail shaker, add Dixie Southern Vodka, ice, shake vigorously, pour into cocktail glass, top with ice, top with ginger ale, garnish with 4-5 skewered blueberries.

Retailer: Carolina Spirits

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Black Pepper Old Fashioned feat. Dixie Black Pepper Vodka

  • 1 oz Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
  • 1 oz Chicken Cock Bootlegger Rye
  • 1 sugar cube (or bar spoon/teaspoon of sugar)
  • 3 dashes of orange bitters
  • Orange slice
  • Top with soda

Place sugar cube in cocktail glass, soak with three dashes of bitters, muddle, add ice, add vodka and rye, stir, top with soda, garnish with orange and fresh cracked pepper.

Retailer: Clarey's Liquors

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The Dixie Duck Call feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for SEWE Weekend! 

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 1 oz Hard Cider
  • 1 oz Tonic
  • Dash of orange bitter

Build in a Mason jar over ice. 

Retailer: Forsberg's Fine Wine and Spirits

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The Pomegranate Mule feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

Perfect for Valentine's Day! 💘

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • .5 oz Pomegranate Liqueur
  • .5 oz pomegranate juice
  • .25 oz Lemon Juice
  • Top with Ginger Beer

Build in Moscow Mule Mug over ice, garnish with lemon wheel and pomegranate tendrils (available in the refrigerated section of your grocery store)

Retailer: Burris Liquor Store

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Lemon Drop Martini feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

  • 2 oz Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup

Build in cocktail shaker, add ice, shake vigorously strain to martini glass, with lemon sugared rim***, garnish with lemon wheel.

***To make lemon sugar for rim, use 1 cup course sugar with the zest of 1 lemon, shake and store in air tight container up to 1 month

Retailer: Bill's Liquors and Fine Wine

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Samoa Latte Martini feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • .5 oz Caramel Syrup
  • 1 oz Coconut Milk

Build in shaker, shake and strain to martini glass, top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce, garnish with a Samoa Cookie

Retailer: Dante's Spirits

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Southern Mojo feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

  • 2 oz Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • Fresh Mint
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 4 lime wedges
  • Top with Soda

Start by adding a handful of fresh mint in a glass. Add the simple syrup. Muddle the mint to release the oils. Add 2 oz of Dixie Citrus Vodka. Fill the rest of the glass with ice. Shake. Top it with soda.

Retailer: Bottles

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Dixie Detox feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for your New Year's Detox

  • 1 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 oz honey syrup
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 oragne wedge
  • 1 grapefruit wedge
  • Splash pomegranate juice.

Combine all ingredients, shake, top off ice, top with soda

Retailer: Egan's Spirits

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Southern 75 feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for New Year's Eve! 🥂

  • 1 oz Dixie Vodka
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • Top with Champagne

Combine Dixie, lemon juice and simple syrup, shake, strain to champagne flute, top with champagne, garnish with lemon twist

Retailer: Seven Star Liquors

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Santa's Punch feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

Perfect for your Christmas gathering! 🎅

In a large punch bowl, combine

  • 1 Bottle Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 1/2 Bottle Simply Cranberry Cocktail
  • 1/2 Bottle Simply Apple Juice
  • 1 Liter Club Soda

Float Orange Wheels, Apple Slices (in circles, to show the star the seeds make), and frozen cranberries

(For one drink, 1.5 oz Dixie Citrus, 2 oz Cranberry, 2 oz Apple and top with club soda, garnish as desired)

Retailer: Carolina Spirits

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Homegrown Honey feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Southern
  • 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • .5 oz honey syrup
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • Top with Fresca

Combine Dixie, juice, honey and lemons, shake and fill with ice. Top with Fresca. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and fresh mint

Retailer: Clarey's Liquors

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Southern Eggnog feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for the Christmas season! 🎄🎅

  • 1 oz Dixie Vodka
  • .75 oz Amaretto
  • 2 ½ oz premade eggnog mix

Shake, strain to fresh ice, garnish with fresh grated nutmeg

Retailer: Forsberg's Fine Wine and Spirits

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Reindeer Fizz feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • Top with cranberry juice and soda water
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries, orange wheel, and fresh rosemary

Build in Collins glass over ice

Retailer: Burris Liquor Store

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Out of the Red feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Shots perfect for Black Friday! 

  • 2 oz Dixie Vodka
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 2 Lime wedges
  • 2 oz Cranberry juice

Combine, shake strain to shot glasses

Retailer: Six Mile Spirits

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Pumpkin Spice Martini feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for your Thanksgiving Gatherings! 🦃

  • 2 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 1 oz Irish Cream
  • 1 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • .25 teaspoon Pumpkin pie spice

Shake vigorously and serve up.

Retailer: Bill's Liquours and Fine Wine

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Independence Punch feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for Veterans Day! 🇺🇸 Serves 25

  • 1 Bottle Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 1 cup St Germaine
  • 1.5 Liter Lemonade (Simply Brand)
  • Strawberry Slices (will float)
  • Blueberries (will sink)

Will look layered as red, white and blue!

Retailer: Carolina Spirits

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Fall Back feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for your extra hour! 

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 5 oz Apple Cider
  • Splash Ginger Ale

Build in glass over ice, grate nutmeg over top, garnish with cinnamon stick and lemon twist

Retailer: Dante's Spirits

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Halloween Hooch feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

Perfect for Trick-or Treating! 🎃👻

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Citrus 
  • .5 oz Peach Puree
  • Top with Sprite

Build in glass over ice

Retailer: Bottles

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The Dixie Tiger Paw feat Dixie Southern Vodka

  • 2 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 oz St. Germaine
  • 1 oz Mango Juice
  • 1 lemon wedge (squeezed and discarded)

Combine in glass, top with soda, garnish with dried mango.

Retailer: Egan's Spirits

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The Spicy Buck feat Dixie Black Pepper Vodka

  • 1 ½ oz. Dixie Black Pepper vodka
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • ¼ tsp. pickled jalapeno juice
  • ¼ of a lime, juiced

Build in a rocks glass and stir then garnish with a jalapeno.

Retailer: Carolina Spirits

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Beauregard's Brew feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for National Coffee Day! ☕

  • 2 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 1 oz Irish Cream
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 5 oz Cold Brew Coffee

Build in a pint glass over ice and toss back and forth with another glass. Garnish with Chocolate covered espresso beans

Retailer: Clarey's Liquors

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Dixie Gatorade Collins feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for football season! 🏈

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Souhern
  • 3 oz Gatorade flavor (or color!) of your choice
  • Top with soda

Build in insulated tumbler over ice

Retailer: Forsberg's Fine Wine and Spirits

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Boiled Peanut Martini feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for National Peanut Day

  • 2.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 Dry Vermouth
  • 1 oz Boiled Peanut Brine

Shaken, strained, served up in martini glass, garnished with skewered boiled peanut (available in a can from any southern grocery store… but better from a street side stand!)

Retailer: Burris Liquor Store

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Southern Shandy feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

Perfect for Charleston Beer Week

  • 1 oz Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 6 oz grapefruit beer (Schoffehoffer or equivalent)

Build in pint glass over ice, garnish with fresh grapefruit slice

Retailer: Six Mile Spirits

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South of Broad feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • Ginger Ale
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Orange wheel

Build in Collins glass over ice and garnish with orange wheel

Retailer: Bill's Liquors and Fine Wine, Summerville

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Dixie Orchard feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for celebrating our kids going back to school!

  • 1.5 Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz Blenheim’s Spicy ginger ale
  • Top with apple juice

Build in Collins glass over ice, garnish with apple slice and lemon twist

Retailer: Bill's Liquors and Fine Wine, Summerville, Beaufort, and Bluffton

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Shadow of the Moon feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for viewing the Eclipse

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 oz Orange juice
  • .5 oz Pineapple juice
  • .25 oz lemon juice
  • Top with soda
  • 1 dash grenadine

Build in Collins glass over ice (will look layered), garnish with floating lemon wheel, stir and sip!

Retailer: Bottles, Mount Pleasant

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Southern Raspberry Tea feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

  • 2 oz Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • .5 oz fresh southern raspberry simple syrup*
  • Top with chilled Charleston Tea plantation first flush tea

Build in Collins glass over ice. Garnish with fresh mint.

*Raspberry syrup is equal parts water, sugar, and raspberries. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Strain. Store in glass jar. Will keep for a week in the refrigerator

Retailer: Six Mile, Mount Pleasant

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Whistlin' Watermelon feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for National Watermelon Day! 🍉 

  • 2 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 5 cups cut up watermelon (no seeds)
  • 16 oz ice
  • 3 oz margarita mix

Blend all ingredients in blender, garnish with watermelon slice

Retailer: Burris Liquor, Downtown Charleston

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Dixie Spritz feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

  • 2 oz Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 2 oz Margarita mix
  • Top with soda

Build all ingredients in Collins glass with ice, garnish with lemon wheel

Retailer: Bottle's Mount Pleasant

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Just A Pinch Punch feat. Dixie Mint Vodka

Perfect for a summer cool down!

  • 2 oz Dixie Mint Vodka
  • Top with Ice Tea or Iced Tea Lemonade
  • Add ice

Garnish with mint sprig and/or lemon slice.

Retailer: Bill's Liquors and Fine Wines, three locations; Summerville, Beaufort and Bluffton

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Beauregard Martini feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

A southern take on a French Martini

  • 2 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .25 oz fresh southern raspberry simple syrup*
  • 1 oz pineapple juice

All ingredients into cocktail shaker, fill with ice, shake, strain and serve up, garnish with a fresh raspberry

*Raspberry syrup is equal parts water, sugar, and raspberries.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.  Strain.  Store in glass jar.  Will keep for a week in the refrigerator

Retailer: Louie’s Liquor & Fine Wine, Walterboro

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Blueberry Harvest Highball feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for National Blueberry Day! 

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 oz blueberry syrup*
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Top with Bleneheim’s Spicy Ginger Ale

Garnish with Fresh blueberries and lemon wheel

*Blueberry syrup, is equal parts water, sugar and blueberries (make quantity as desired). Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Strain off blueberry skins. Store in glass jar. Will keep for a week in the refrigerator.

Retailer: Rivertown Spirts, Mount Pleasant

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The Summer Solstice feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

  • 2 oz Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • dash of grenadine

Build in Collins glass over ice, garnish with lemon wheel

Retailer: Dante’s Spirits, Mount Pleasant

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Cat's in the Cradle feat. Dixie Citrus Vodka

Perfect for Father's Day! This is a large batch cocktail.

  • 1 Bottle Dixie Citrus
  • ½ Bottle Simply Apple Juice (or comparable)
  • ½ bottle Simply lemonade (or comparable)
  • 1 Liter Tonic Water

Garnish with apple circles, lemon wheels and fresh basil leaves

Retailer: Bill’s Liquors and Fine Wine, three locations; Summerville, Beaufort and Bluffton

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The Country Crooner feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for Carolina Country Music Fest!

  • 1 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 1 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 4 oz cold apple juice

Build in Collins glass, garnish with rosemary sprig.

Retailer: Six Mile Spirits

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Dixie Whistlin' Watermelon feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

  • 2 oz Dixie Vodka
  • 5 cups cut up watermelon - remove seeds
  • 2 cups ice
  • 3 oz margarita mix

Put all in blender; serve in a glass with salted rim.

Retailer: Bill's Liquors and Fine Wine, Summerville

Beauregard's Skiff feat. vanilla infused Dixie Southern Vodka

Perfect for Memorial Day weekend! Make it a double for the boat.

  • 2 oz  vanilla infused Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 3 orange wheels
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • Top with Coconut Water

Build in your insulated cup over ice! Stay hydrated!

Retailer: Dante's Spirits, Mount Pleasant

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Love Your Mother feat. Dixie Southern Vodka

This one's for Mom!

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 oz Hibiscus Simple syrup***
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • Top with Prosecco

Build in a glass and stir. Garnish with dried hibiscus flowers and lemon wheel.

***Hibiscus Simple: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, ¼ cup dried hibiscus flower, in a small pan, heat three ingredients to a boil and immediately remove from heat.  Allow to cool and strain out flower solids.  Store in glass jar.  Keeps in fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Retailer: Carolina Spirits

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