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Grapefruit Mezcal Cocktail

Mezcal is a mexican distilled alcohol made from any agave succulent. This mezcal cocktail brings you its smoky flavor with the bittersweetness, but mostly sweetness, of grapefruit.

Tasty Team

Ingredients

for 8 servings

Grapefruit Simple Syrup

  • ¼ cup cold water (60 mL)
  • ¼ cup sugar (50 g)
  • 1 grapefruit, peel

Cocktail

  • 3 cups mezcal (720 mL)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (60 mL)
  • 8 cups grapefruit juice (1.9 L)
  • 8 cups ice (1.1 kg)
  • 1 can lemon-lime soda
  • 1 grapefruit, cut into half-wheels

Nutrition Info

    Calories 331
    Fat 0g
    Carbs 32g
    Fiber 0g
    Sugar 30g
    Protein 1g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Make the grapefruit simple syrup. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the cold water, sugar, and grapefruit peel. Bring to a simmer, then cook until the sugar is dissolved, 5–7 minutes. Remove the pot from heat and let the syrup cool completely. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight, to let the grapefruit peels infuse the syrup. After infusing, remove the grapefruit peels and discard.
  2. Make the cocktail: In a large glass pitcher, combine the mezcal, lime juice, grapefruit simple syrup, and grapefruit juice. Stir well to combine.
  3. Just before serving, add the lemon-lime soda and ice and stir well.
  4. Pour into glasses and garnish with the grapefruit half-wheels.
  5. Enjoy!

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