Bitter Grapefruit & Tequila Spritzer

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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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