Tequila Siesta Cocktail

It’s Friday and sadly I’m not at the International Food Bloggers Conference in Sacramento, so I’ll post instead.  This is another fun and somewhat “new” tequila-based cocktail for those who want something other than a margarita or a Paloma.  Most have probably never heard of a Siesta cocktail, until recently I certainly have not.

This tequila, Campari, grapefruit, and lime juice blend will make you a fan after the first delicious sip.  A spin on the Hemingway Daiquiri, with a little margarita essence mixed in, the Siesta is a lovely drink choice for tequila lovers who are looking for something different.  The Siesta is considered somewhat new to the drink scene.


Created in 2006 by Katie Stipe, a young, extremely talented female New York mixologist who impressively holds her own in a mainly male-dominated industry.  Stipe’s original recipe can be found in The PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan.  Tequila adds warmth and balance to the bitter-tasting Campari making it smooth.  This specialty drink is getting referred to as a new “luxurious cocktail” and I can see why.

This beauty has a great fruity flavor, but not overwhelmingly so, and looks rather elegant served straight up for sipping.  Campari mixed with grapefruit helps give this delicious drink both depth and complexity that allows one to enjoy this fantastic drink any time of year. Cheers!

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Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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