Saturday, April 4, 2009

the refuge

2 oz Lunazul Tequila
1/2 oz Aperol
1/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
1/4-1/2 oz Agave Nectar

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. Could not observe volume for the agave nectar but 1/2 oz or under (1/4 oz recommended).

For my second drink at Green Street, I picked the Refuge (El Refugio) off of the big cocktail menu for neither Andrea nor I had ever tried it. The drink was rather sweet and tequila-y, with the sweetness rather subduing any citrus bite. The Aperol added some complexity to the drink and complemented the tequila well. Overall rather pleasant although the agave nectar could have been skipped entirely which might bring the citrus notes forward. Most likely, there is probably enough sugar in the Aperol liqueur to balance the lime and grapefruit for my palate.

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