Another staff favorite, this is a great option for anyone looking for a drink that’s a bit more complex and interesting. It’s bright and refreshing, with a nice balance between sweet, sour, and bitter notes.
- 2 strawberries
- 1/4 oz simple syrup (recipe below)
- 1/2 oz vanilla syrup (recipe below)
- 1/2 shot espresso (about 1/2 – 3/4 oz)
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz tonic water (preferably Fever Tree)
In a cocktail shaker, muddle one of the strawberries in the syrup. Add the remaining ingredients except the tonic water and garnish. Fill the shaker with ice, cover, and shake well. Fill your highball glass with ice and add the tonic water. Strain the cocktail into the glass. Garnish with a strawberry and serve.
This cocktail has a sweet, fruity taste with a tart citrus kick from the lemon and grapefruit juice. The pineapple juice provides a slightly tropical note, while the shot of espresso adds a rich and bold flavor with a caffeine boost. The tonic water contributes a slight bitterness to the drink, which is balanced out by the sweetness from the simple and vanilla syrups.