“A refreshing twist on a traditional margarita is the La Espolóna, a refreshing cocktail made with fresh and sweet ruby red grapefruit, simple syrup and Espolón Silver Tequila. Beware: When this drink is made properly, you may not notice the tequila but only the sweet refreshing nature of the grapefruit. And if you are not a grapefruit lover, you may become one after a couple La Espolónas.” —Douglas Evilsizor, El Pinto
12 oz fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit
1.5 oz Espolón tequila
1.5 oz simple syrup
splash fresh lime juice
Serve in an 18 oz Tom Collins or highball glass. Garnish with a large circular wedge of grapefruit.
El Pinto, 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, 505.898.1771, elpinto.com.