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The Ernesto


2 oz
A grapefruit flavored carbonated soda. Famously used in the Paloma cocktail and usually in Paloma riffs.
1 oz
The second most common juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; 4% from citric and 2% from malic, with small amounts of succinic acid (this is what gives it a little bloody taste). Lime juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
1 oz
A syrup produced by bees (apis). Pure honey is 82% sugar and very viscous, if you add 64g water to every 100g honey you can make a thinner honey syrup that will substitute (with respect to sweetness) for simple syrup in any recipe, equivalent to 1.1:1 honey to water by volume. We try to always use 1:1 syrups by mass. However, most sources measure honey syrups by volume, this tends to make comparing recipes across sources that use honey syrups complicated, we tried to state what the original source uses in the recipe text. If no extra information is given, assume the syrup to be 1:1 by volume (eq ~1.4:1 by mass). Proteins in natural honey provide structure to bubbles in shaken drinks.
0.5 oz
An apricot flavored brandy liqueur, similar to peach liqueur.
2 oz
Blanco, white spirit, white, plata or silver tequila refers to a young, unaged tequila.
1 dash
A concentrated aromatic bitters made in Trinidad from water, ethanol, gentian and other herbs and spices; used in many classic cocktails like the Manhattan.
1 wheel
Small, round, green citrus fruits. Commonly used in many cocktails for its rind or its acidic taste (6% acid total; 4% citric, 2% malic, some succinic acid).

Pour the grapefruit soda into a double rocks glass. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain. Top up with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and flower. #shake #ontherocks


An original by Martin Cate.


Fresh
Sweet
Smuggler’s Cove
avg. 4.3 (33)
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