2 oz Blanco or Reposado Tequila
1.5 oz Appel’s Grapefruit Cordial
Chilled Club Soda
Grapefruit Peel/Lime Slice
In a 16 oz glass filled with ice, fill 1/4 full with chilled soda.
In a mixing glass or shaker tin with ice, add spirits and cordial and chill. Strain into glass and top with more chilled soda. Add grapefruit peel and/or lime slice.
When making tall drinks like this it is important to have all ingredients chilled so the ice doesn’t immediately melt. It also keeps the soda bright and sparkling. Filling the glass a little with soda prior to adding the mixers also makes a drink where the spirits and cordial aren’t just sitting at the bottom of the glass.
SPARKLING HOLIDAY CRANBERRY
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Appel’s Spiced Cranberry
Chilled Sparkling Wine
In a large red wine glass or rocks glass filled with ice, add a splash of sparkling wine like in the Paloma above. In a mixing glass or shaker tin with some ice, add cordial and vodka. Chill and strain into glass. Top with more sparkling wine. Add a couple cranberries or an orange peel for garnish.