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The Smash Cocktail Recipe

The Smash Cocktail Recipe

A bright, not-too-sweet late summer drink. The top shelf tequila and apricot flavors in this cocktail make a delicious pairing. It has the perfect combination of sweet and tart and it’s also a pretty sight.

You can find this cocktail served at Blackbird. It is a chic and sophisticated bar on Market Street in San Francisco. After the workday, this spot is jumping with everyone - gay, straight and lots of hipsters. It’s the kind of bar where you could order a unique and original cocktail, but also order a beer if you wanted.

Matt Grippo has been managing and tending bar at Blackbird in San Francisco for 5 years. He's an East Coast transplant, traveler and purveyor of all things food and beverage. Most recently focused on writing about cocktails and his experience on both sides of the bar.

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

1.50 oz. reposado tequila
0.75 oz apricot liqueur
0.25 oz. simple syrup
3 lemon wheels
1 lemon wheels for garnish

Directions:

In a shaker, muddle 3 lemon wheels and simple syrup. Add tequila and apricot liqueur. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with other a lemon wheel.

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