Tuesday, September 18, 2012


2 oz Tequila (Espolon Reposado)
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Two Wednesdays ago, we began the evening with the Siesta from the P.D.T. Cocktail Book. The recipe was created by Katie Stipe in 2006 as she used the classic Hemingway Daiquiri as a starting point. Besides the tequila, Campari, and grapefruit combination seeming tempting, I rather enjoyed the Dutch Flip that Katie created while at Vandaag, so I was definitely willing to try this one.
The grapefruit twist offered up complementary aromas to that of the tequila. On the sip, the grapefruit juice came across more strongly than the lime in perhaps some synergistic interaction with the Campari. Finally, the tequila and Campari flavors rounded out the drink on the swallow. Overall, I was reminded at how well grapefruit and Campari go together such as they have in the Shiver and the Tasmanian Twister.


nebelebbe said...

This one looks like cold strawberry soup. Very interesting, I think that I will try it later.

Anonymous said...

Siesta looks similar to Tami Lax's Amargo (Harvest, Madison WI). A bit longer on the tequila and shorter on the Juice—"Embury-esque" in that spirit-heavy respect.

I'm looking forward to trying this—as soon as I get some grapefruit!