Texsun

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (32 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Coin-sized grapefruit zest twist (sun-like)

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Straight rye whiskey (100 proof / 50% alc./vol.)
1 fl oz Strucchi Dry Vermouth
1 fl oz Pink grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)
1/12 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
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Review:

Best made with a bottled-in-bond rye whiskey but also works well with bourbon. Depending on your whiskey and grapefruits, you may want to omit or even increase the sugar syrup. Strike the right balance and this is a refreshing bracer of an aperitif.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in the 1949 edition of Esquire's Handbook for Hosts.

TEXSUN COCKTAIL
2 parts rye whiskey
1 part French Vermouth
1 part Texsun grapefruit juice
Shake well with ice and serve with cherry

Esquire's Handbook For Hosts, 1949

Nutrition:

One serving of Texsun contains 149 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 20.93% alc./vol. (41.86° proof)
  • 22.5 grams of pure alcohol
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Easy Jigger image

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The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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