Bitter Grapefruit & Tequila Spritzer


This summer I’ve been particularly interested in tequila. After shying away for so many years (maybe post college?), some really interesting tequilas are now on the market. Hornitos 100% Agave tequila is a particular favorite – especially their spiced honey. It’s super smooth and perfect for a refreshing summer cocktail. With the heat wave this summer, it’s irresistible.

This weekend, I served a fizzy and bitter version of my favorite tequila drink, the Paloma. Grapefruit juice, citrus bitters, fizzy club soda and a fresh grapefruit and garden basil, yum! Make sure to ‘slap’ (yes, literally between your hands) the basil to release all  the natural oils. It makes big difference.

Bitter Grapefruit & Tequila Spritzer

  • 2 ounces, tequila
  • 3-4 dashes, citrus bitters
  • 3 ounces, grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces, club soda
  • 1 grapefruit wedge, garnish
  • 1-2 basil leaves, slapped to release natural oils, garnish

Serve over ice!




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