The bar team at Downstairs at The Esquire Tavern in San Antonio has long praised pineau and always has a bottle on the backbar. Recently, a customer asked bar manager Myles Worrell to make a cocktail with it after tasting it on its own. The result was an on-the-fly concoction.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 Great Cocktails Made with the Boozy Fortified Wine Pineau de Charentes.”
Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Express the oil from a grapefruit peel over top.
Garnish with a grapefruit twist.