Metexa

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Grapefruit zest twist

How to make:

Express the oils of a coin-size grapefruit zest into the base of stirring glass. Add other ingredients, STIR with ice (regal stir) and strain into chilled glass.

1 disc Grapefruit peel/zest
1 1/2 fl oz Americano bianco
1/2 fl oz Patrón Silver blanco tequila
1/2 fl oz Swedish Punsch liqueur
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Review:

Bitter grapefruit oils replace the quinine bitterness in the original 1930s version of this refreshing aromatised wine and tequila aperitivo.

History:

Adapted from Jamie Boudreau's riff on the classic Metexa which first appeared in William James "Billy" Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Bar Book

METEXA
Invented by J. E. Mouncer
1/4 Tequila.
1/4 Swedish Punch.
1/2 Lillet.
Shake.

W.J. Tarling, Café Royal Cocktail Book, 1937

Alcohol content:

  • 0.5 standard drinks
  • 9.71% alc./vol. (19.42° proof)
  • 7.3 grams of pure alcohol
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