This cocktail comes from Frank Caiafa, the bar manager for Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. This delicious and herbal update on the margarita is included in the reissued Waldorf Astoria Bar Book. The ratios are balanced and flavorful, strong but not overpowering, and it's easy to scale up for a crowd. —Samantha Weiss Hills
mezcal (Sombra is suggested)
1 1/2 ounces
fresh grapefruit juice
ginger beer (Fever Tree or Q is suggested)
In This Recipe
Add all ingredients except ginger beer to shaker. Add ice and shake well.
Strain into a Collins glass filled with large ice cubes. Add ginger beer and stir briefly to integrate. Garnish with a lime wedge.