Trick Pony

1 oz. Tito’s Vodka
1 oz. Cocchi Americano
.125 oz. Apry
.75 oz. Grapefruit Juice
.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup

Glass: Coupe
Ice: None
Garnish: Lemon Wheel with small amount of essential oil

The main player in this one is the Cocchi Americano, which is a light, lemon-flavored fortified wine with one very bitter note that’s balanced by against the citrus and sweetness of the fortified wine. This plays beautifully with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. We added just a whisper of Apry (apricot liqueur) and then we have the vodka in there to make everything taste more. Vodka for all intents and purposes is a flavor enhancer. It has no flavor in and of itself.