Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Centenario Slant

(J.C., June 2008)
  • 2 oz. Gran Centenario Tequila Plata

  • 1/2 oz. Falernum*

  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

  • 5-6 dashes Fee Brothers Grapefruit Bitters

  • Shake and strain into 13 oz. Collins Glass, over fresh ice (you can put salt on the rim, but I think salt tends to deaden the taste buds when sipping a nice, balanced cocktail that has quality spirits in it)

  • Top with a spicy, all-natural Ginger Brew

  • Garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge

The Paloma (grapefruit juice, tequila, club soda) is hugely popular these days, but lacks that certain "something special". My Centenario Slant is a nice variation on the Tequila/Grapefruit theme. Hits the spot on a hot summer's day.

*There is also an alcoholic version of Falernum called Velvet Falernum. For this particular recipe, I used the N/A syrup made by Fee Brothers.


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