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Episode 8

How to Make Grapefruit-Jalapeño Mezcal Cocktails

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Take your cocktail game to the next level with Spindrift Grapefruit. This smoky mezcal cocktail gets an added kick of spicy sweetness from an easy Cilantro-Jalapeño syrup and a Tajín rim gives a fun, salty punch to the cocktail. This is how you want to stay cool this summer!

Details

Prep time 15mins
Cook time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 4
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Recipe

For the Cilantro-Jalapeño Simple Syrup

ingredients

  • 1/ 2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 5 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeño, sliced (seeded, if desired)

To assemble

ingredients

  • Tajín, (or chili-lime seasoning), for serving
  • 8 ounces mezcal
  • 2 ounces Cilantro-Jalapeño simple syrup
  • 2 (12-ounce cans) Spindrift Grapefruit
  • Jalapeño slices, for garnish
  • Grapefruit slices, for garnish

Method

  • Step 1

    In a small saucepan over medium heat, dissolve sugar in ½ cup water. Add cilantro and jalapeño slices (de-seeded for less spice) and let steep off the heat for 10 minutes. Remove sprigs and jalapeño.

  • Step 2

    Rub the flesh of a grapefruit around the rims of 4 glasses. Spread Tajín on a plate and rub rims in seasoning. Add ice to glasses. In a cocktail shaker, mix mezcal and syrup with ice. Divide between 4 glasses, then top with Spindrift Grapefruit, dividing it evenly among the four cocktails. Garnish with jalapeño, grapefruit and serve immediately.