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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. Margarita Recipe Slideshow

Cyrus Keyhari
January 2008

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Credit: © Earl Carter

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active:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
makes 1 drink
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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