Sunday, October 23, 2011

MxMo LXII: Morning Starfish

Many thanks to Kevin of Cocktail Enthusiast for hosting this month’s Mixology Monday and for a theme very close to my own heart: morning drinks—a theme I hold so dear that this very post was held up a bit by a protracted celebration of the morning. But fear not—dawn’s very rosy finger has touched the recipe offered below. (Hey, it’s dawn somewhere.) A bright and bubbly tequila-grapefruit-Campari thing that’s light enough to let you have at least two, even in the morning.

Morning Starfish

  • 1 oz gold tequila
  • 1/2 oz Campari
  • 1 1/2 – 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • soda
  • salt and cracked pepper mixture, garnish
Moisten half the rim of a 12-ounce glass with lime or a little honey, and roll carefully in salt-pepper mixture. Set aside. Flash melt honey about 5-10 seconds in microwave. Stir together with lime juice. Add tequila and grapefruit juice and shake with ice. Strain into prepared glass, add fresh ice. Add Campari, top with soda.


  1. Very nice drink! looks like a really fresh morning drink, i wanna try! nice pictures too.

  2. Thanks. It was fun to make too.

  3. That looks like a lovely drink indeed! I'm a big fan of mixing tequila and Campari. Throw in the grapefruit, and that's a helluva healthy breakfast.

  4. Thanks—I really like the affinity those three ingredients have for each other.

  5. Terrific combo - nice kick of the Campari to a perfect blend of tequila and grapefruit


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