Yardbird Tequila Cocktail

Sparkling wine lends an elegant bounce to this mix of tequila and grapefruit liqueur.

1½ oz. blanco tequila
1 oz. grapefruit liqueur
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
2 dashes saline solution (1 part sea salt to 4 parts water)
3 oz. chilled cava or other sparkling wine
Tools: shaker, strainer, fine strainer
Glass: white wine glass
Garnish: grapefruit twist

Shake the first 4 ingredients with ice, then strain into a chilled glass and top with sparkling wine; garnish.

Jeff Kinder, The Jazz Estate, Milwaukee 


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