Maddie McIntosh with JoJo’s Beloved

Restaurant: Jojo’s beloved
Address: 1197 Peachtree Street NE
Piece: Downtown
Featured mixologist: Maddie McIntosh
Photography: Grapefruit Pictures

1.5 oz Tequila Blanco (Maestro Dobel)
1 oz of Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur or any ginger liqueur
0.75 oz lime
.25 Grenade
Fresco

Shake, strain on rocks
Garnish with Fresca
Sink 0.50 oz grenadine
Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a slice of lime.

Inspiration: Creating a cocktail intended to be enjoyed in the summer on a golf course means choosing ingredients that will refresh and quench your thirst. I chose tequila as the base alcohol because it is light, peppery and earthy. I wanted to incorporate a Coca-Cola product – Fresca – that I had noticed was popular in my parents’ generation, which helped me create a sense of nostalgia, something we like to invoke at Jojo’s Beloved. A summer spritz became my goal and I knew that a light, slightly sweet botanical liqueur would go perfectly with the other ingredients, so I chose the ginger liqueur. The grenadine gives the spritz a lovely pink color and the pomegranate seeds as a garnish reflect the ingredients used in its construction. Top it all off with a wedge of lime and you have a puckery mouthfeel in this spritz.

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