I know it’s Valentines Day, but I have more important things to discuss. Margarita Day is coming, February 22nd, mark your calendars people! In addition, this also happens to be the first anniversary (technically its tomorrow…) of the first cocktail that I made for my blog. So I thought it would be fun to revisit that recipe and see how far I’ve come, it isn’t pretty but if you want to check out that first post you can see it here.
The original recipe has some crazy long name like Grapefruit Paloma Beer-garit Meet-Cute. So many bad decisions were made, don’t worry I’m better now. The concept behind this cocktail was to make something fruity without using any actual fruit, which I almost achieved except for the lime juice, oops. I gave this recipe a little revamp, and a less confusing name. I traded the lime juice for citric acid and lime bitters, used a different grapefruit pale ale, and cut down on the sweetener (yuk it was bad). Voila! A very tasty, totally fruit free Beer-garita.
Grapefruit Gummi Beer-garita!
1.5 oz. Espolón Tequila Blanco
.5 oz. El Silencio Mezcal
.75 oz. Agave Syrup
1/2 tsp. Citric Acid
4-8 dashes Scrappy’s Lime Bitters
8 oz. Pale Rider Grapefruit Citrus Pale Ale
Grapefruit gummi’s for garnish
Combine all ingredients, except the beer, in a mixing glass and stir until mixed and dissolved. Fill a beer glass, or the can if you’re feeling fancy, with crushed ice. Pour contents of the mixing glass into ice filled glass and top with beer. Garnish with grapefruit gummi’s and enjoy.