A Bittersweet Affair

| September 13, 2012

Created by mixologist Marcos Tello of Tellos Demarest Liquid Assets (Los Angeles, CA)
1 1/2 oz Ron Abuelo 12 Year
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup*
1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Combine all ingredients into an ice-filled mixing vessel. Fill with ice and shake hard for 8-10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grapefruit peel. For the enthusiast, start by cutting a long swath of grapefruit peel and express the oils over the drink and place lightly on top.

*Passion Fruit Syrup: Combine equal parts passion fruit puree (preference: Funkin Fruit Puree) and demerara sugar (alternatively, use sugar in the raw). Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Bottle in air tight container and store in refrigerator.

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