Punto Pomelo

Scott Morrison's mixologist friend Cyrus Keyhari created this recipe for Socialista, a trendy Havana-themed restaurant and nightclub in Manhattan's West Village. The name of this margarita-like cocktail means "the point of grapefruit," referring to Keyhari's belief that citrus-based cocktails have an affinity for spicy food.

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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick, broken
  • 3 whole cloves
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Ice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup silver tequila
  • 1 cherry, for garnish (optional)

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, cinnamon stick, cloves and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool, then strain.

  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the lime juice, grapefruit juice, tequila and 2 tablespoons of the spiced simple syrup. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Garnish with a cherry, if desired.

Make Ahead

The spiced simple syrup can be strained and refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Contributed By Photo © Earl Carter Published January 2008

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