Inspired by the Hemingway Daiquiri, the tequila-based Siesta cocktail takes drinkers to the highlands of Jalisco rather than the beaches of Cuba. But this large format version of the sweet-tart cocktail happens to be perfect for sandy shores—be they in Mexico, Cuba or even New Jersey. Great with beach-friendly snacks like chips and salsa or watermelon wedges, the drink is made with two whole bottles of blanco tequila, which create a sturdy base for limeade, grapefruit juice, amaro and smoked salt-infused syrup. Makes approximately one gallon.
1 12-oz can limeade
10 oz water
375 ml Cappelletti Aperitivo
1 32-oz bottle grapefruit juice
2 cups smoked salt-infused simple syrup
2 750-ml bottles blanco tequila
- Add all ingredients to a gallon-size container. Shake and refrigerate.
Smoked Salt-Infused Simple Syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup water
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir until the sugar and salt are fully dissolved.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool before using.