From Marshall Davis, bar manager at Raleigh’s Gallo Pelón. For a smoky variation, replace the tequila with a joven mezcal, such as Mezcal Vago Mexicano.
1/4 cup Turbinado sugar
1/4 cup water
3/4 ounce Blanco Tequila, such as Espolon Blanco
3/4 ounce Campari
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice 2 ounces India Pale Ale beer, such as Big Boss High Roller IPA
Combine sugar and water in a small pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and let to cool.
Combine tequila, Campari, lime juice, 1 ounce sugar syrup and cracked ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice.
Top with beer and express grapefruit twist into drink. Serve with a straw.
Yield: 1 serving.
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