2 oz Reposado Tequila
6 oz Grapefruit soda
1   Lime (Wheel, as garnish)
Build in an ice filled Collins glass and stir to combine. Garnish.
Lots of variants here: Tequila can be silver. Soda can be Squirt (traditional in Mexico), Jarritos, or Ting. Some people (PDT, quoting Wondrich) add .5 lime juice. Some people salt the rim, or sub grapefruit juice + club soda for grapefruit soda.
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Highballs with soft drinks,

Highballs with soft drinks, huh? Personally I'd consider this a craft cocktail only with fresh juice, seltzer, and maybe some lime+simple for sweet/sour complexity.

Now San Pelligrino Sanbitter or Chinotto is a different story. I wonder if there is a grapefruit equivalent of Aranciata?

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Dan, KC always assumes fresh


KC always assumes fresh juice - just utilize the garnish ;) I wanted a minimalist version of this drink. The notes include many variants, including the additions of lime, grapefruit juice + club soda, etc...

Fresh squeezed juice, club

Fresh squeezed juice, club soda, and a fairly inexpensive anejo make a wonderfully light and refreshing cocktail. A few drops of campari for color and a bit more sweetness.

We go both ways on this one,

We go both ways on this one, depending on what we have on hand

2 oz Blanco tequila
2 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
½ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Agave Nectar
1½ oz Club soda


2 oz Blanco tequila
3½ oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
½ oz Lime Juice