The 212, from beverage consultants Aisha Sharpe and Willy Shine, is a wonderfully refreshing long drink that’s as easy to make as it is to sip.
The 212 refers to the Manhattan area code, but also to the drink’s proportions. How easy is that?
Sharpe and Shine call for Aperol, a not-too-bitter apéritif, and it’s a good choice. It makes up a big share of the sweetness in this drink, and an überbitter option like Campari would make this a hard drink for most folks to swallow.
- 2 parts Aged tequila or Blanco tequila
- 1 part Sweet orange apéritif
- 2 parts Grapefruit juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a tall ice-filled glass. Garnish with a twist of orange or grapefruit.
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- The PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan
- The PDT Project: 212 by Payman Bahmani at Umami Mart