Tequila Melon Grapefruit Pepper Jalapeno Cocktail

Tequila, Melon, Grapefruit, Pepper & Jalapeno Cocktail

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Tequila, Honeydew, Grapefruit, Pepper & Jalapeno Cocktail

Makes 1 Cocktail (plus extra syrup)

This cocktail is a fascinating surprise, blending a bunch of unusual flavors into a harmonious whole.  Give it a try!

Tequila, Melon, Grapefruit, Pepper & Jalapeno Cocktail
INGREDIENTS
  • Raw Sugar Base Syrup:
  • 1 cup Raw (Demerara) Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Black Pepper Syrup:
  • ½ cup Raw Sugar Simple Syrup (save the extra for other recipes)
  • 1 tbsp Black Peppercorns, lightly crushed
  • Cocktail:
  • 1 3/4oz Tequila Blanco (we used Coralejo)
  • 3/4oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 3/4oz Honeydew Jalapeno Shrub
  • 1/4oz Peppercorn Syrup
  • 1/4oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 dashes Grapefruit Bitters

DIRECTIONS

1

Make the base syrup: combine the raw sugar & water in a small saucepan. Heat the water to a simmer, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
2

Take a half cup of the resulting syrup and bring it to a simmer in a separate pot. Add the peppercorns and simmer 5-10 minutes, until you like the intensity of the flavor.

You can reserve the extra raw sugar syrup for other recipes, or multiply the pepper syrup recipe to use it all up.
3

Combine in a mixing tin the tequila grapefruit juice, lemon juice, shrub, syrup & bitters.
4

Shake with ice until well chilled.
5

Double-strain into a tall glass.
6

Garnish with the flowers and grapefruit zest.

Recipe by Laura Bishop

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