3⁄4 oz Suze
1 twst Grapefruit peel (expressed and discarded)

Stir, strain, coupe, twist.


Featured in Beta Cocktails.

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Created by
Tonia Guffey, NYC.
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  • Intense. Again, is it the mole i'm not a huge fan of? not sure.
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Dan commented on 11/24/2013:

Curated to add the missing agave syrup in the original source cocktail book, which is the second edition, known as Beta Cocktails.

It may be an exaggeration to say this drink changed my life, but not by much.  It certainly changed my approach to using non-potable bitters in cocktails, and has been an inspiration for countless variations of base spirit + amaro + aromatized wine + non-potable bitters for me.  I always thought this was one of the showstoppers from Beta Cocktails when I got a copy in 2012 (and I’ve made every drink from that book), and it’s still revolutionary today.  This is one of my go to drinks at a well stocked bar when I’m looking to showboat and get weird with my drink selection, and I’ve introduced this drink to dozens of bartenders over the years.  Highly recommended.

HallA commented on 2/06/2022:

This is kind of an insane cocktail. Even compared to an ango-colada or a Trinidad sour this is a lot of bitters and a very bitter flavor emerging alongside the brightness of the Suze and the grapefruit oil. It's a little too "dark" in my opinion and next time may try to split the mole bitters portion with ancho reyes.

yarm commented on 2/07/2022:

:This is kind of an insane cocktail. :
Price-wise too. That's $4 of bitters in that 3/4 oz which is the equivalent of pouring from a $140 bottle of spirit or liqueur.