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Sunset Vibes: A Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail

Sunset Vibes grapefruit vodka cocktail Chez Nick

Summer in a glass.

Chez Nick bartender Laura Garcia drew inspiration for this summery cocktail from the colors of the season. In Sunset Vibes, Aperol’s sweetness and mezcal’s subtle smokiness balance the bitterness of grapefruit juice and tonic.


  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz. Aperol
  • 1/4 oz. mezcal
  • splash of tonic
  • Glass:highball
  • Garnish:dehydrated (or fresh) grapefruit slice


Pour the first 3 ingredients into a glass, add ice, and stir until combined. Top with a splash of tonic water and a float of mezcal. Garnish.

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