A Mexican ’10

"The Night of the Rich" by Diego Rivera

Being allergic to grenadine has its drawbacks. Especially when you are desperate to stretch one leftover glass of bubble into two cocktails. Grenadine, you see, is one of the major ingredients in a French 75. But so is simple syrup and I didn’t have any of that lying around either.

Sure I could have made a couple of Kir Royales, but they would have been awfully sweet; which doesn’t appeal to either Mrs. E. or me. (A Kir Royale should blush, like your date, as far as I’m concerned.)

In the spirit of mixing spirits into champagne (or cava, in this case), I shook together a mixture of tequila, lemon juice, orange bitters and agave sweetener and topped it with the bubble.

Mrs. E. recommends a dash of orange juice or Grand Marnier for a longer finish.

Don’t attempt unless desperate. Which is why I named it for the year that the Mexican Revolution began.

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