Tequila-grapefruit cocktails

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Tequila-grapefruit cocktails
This cocktail is a riff on the classic combination of tequila and grapefruit soda known as a Paloma. Here, fresh grapefruit juice and grapefruit-infused tequila add bright, citrusy flavor to the drink, while elderflower liqueur adds a touch of sweetness.

Ingredients

Yields 2
        4 fl. oz. (½ cup) grapefruit-infused silver (blanco) tequila (see note below), preferably Partida (or Don Julio Blanco or El Mejor)
        2 fl. oz. (¼ cup) fresh grapefruit juice
        1½ fl. oz. (3 Tbs.) St-Germain elderflower liqueur
        1 fl. oz. (2 Tbs.) fresh lime juice
        Club soda

        Grapefruit twists or lime wedges, for garnish.

Instructions

Put the tequila, grapefruit juice, St-Germain, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. cover and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into 2 double old fashioned glasses filled with fresh ice, and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a grapefruit twist or a wedge of lime.

Note: To make the grapefruit-infused tequila, shave the zest from 2 grapefruits with a vegetable peeler. add the zest to a 750-ml bottle of silver tequila (pour off enough tequila to make room for the zest). chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 days and up to 2 weeks. Remove the zest after 2 weeks. The tequila will keep indefinitely once the zest is removed.

Food: Tequila-grapefruit cocktails

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