The alfresco rooftop at 8UP Drinkery & Kitchen in Louisville, Ky., may be an ideal location to sip this grapefruit cooler, but it tastes just as good mixed at home. This riff on the Mexican classic makes a match of tequila and Stiegl radler, which get rounded out by fresh grapefruit and lime juices. The finished product is tall, cool, refreshing and just a hair boozier than your typical Paloma.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “8 Beer Cocktails for Summer.”
- 2 ounces tequila
- 3/4 ounce grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Stiegl radler beer, to top
- Garnish: grapefruit twist
Add all the ingredients except the beer into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a Collins glass over ice.
Top with the beer.
Express the oil of a grapefruit twist over top, and spear the twist as a garnish.