Grapefruit And Smoke

3 oz Grapefruit juice
3 oz Mezcal
1 12 oz Aperol
34 oz Lime juice
Ice, shake, strain, coupe/lowball (no ice). Grapefruit twist garnish. Optional salt rim.
From other users
  • 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..

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.

I added an ounce of simple

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.