3 oz Mezcal
1 1⁄2 oz Aperol
3⁄4 oz Lime juice

Ice, shake, strain, coupe/lowball (no ice).
Grapefruit twist garnish.
Optional salt rim.

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Posted by miker on 10/13/2015
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  • Delicious. Lil margarita, alotta smoke and grapefruit. Great smokey/sweet combo. Is a salt rim crazy? I had a two by doing 1.33 (=2oz mezcal) and it was a bit too much drink (volume, not alcohol). Maybe only one.
  • Wow - like a smoky grapefruit margarita. Perfectly balanced. Maybe too smooth - easy to go overboard! — ★★★★★
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8.25 ounces is a big drink...I halved it. Grapefruit and Aperol play real well with the mezcal (I used Vida). A saline solution could be fun to play with in this. I'd double strain next time.

It's meant to be two drinks, but there's a handy resizing tool in the corner... Thanks,  Zachary

I added an ounce of simple syrup, which gives it a little more accessibility. The sweetness pairs well with the grapefruit, and the smokiness from the mezcal comes through.