The Citrus Cowgirl Recipe
By Beth Hutson
Photo by Brian Hutson
For the Rim
For the Glass
1 ounce Pentire Seaward
4 ounces Top Note Grapefruit Soda
Jalapeño & grapefruit garnish
- Roll a partial rim of the rocks glass with Portland Syrup.
- Add a small amount of chili salt to the plate and gently roll the rim in salt to cover.
- Add a scoop of ice into the glass.
- Add Pentire Seaward and the grapefruit soda and stir.
- Add a dried jalapeño and grapefruit to garnish.
When we kicked off a new year, many participated in the Dry January Challenge — to stop drinking for a month following a festive holiday season. But on a whole, people are reevaluating their relationship with alcohol. From health and well-being to a variety of other reasons, over 40% of Americans don’t drink, according to a recent Gallup poll.
But being alcohol-free doesn’t mean being boring. When OTK founder, Adrienne Martinez, asked my lifestyle brand, The Elevated Elixir, to create a signature mocktail for the Issue 8 launch party last fall, we made a Blackberry Baddie that included blackberry simple syrup, lime and Lyre’s Classico zero-proof sparkling wine. It was a hit, and we noticed that over half the guests preferred the “unleaded” version to the “leaded.” If you’re like OTK readers and like your zero-proof cocktails with a kick, then The Citrus Cowgirl is for you. Offering refreshing flavors of mango and citrus balanced with the boldness of chili, it’s the perfect way to spice up your mocktail repertoire. Most ingredients can be found online. We sourced our ingredients from WeAreRaisingTheBar.com.