The Other Side Of The Tracks Cocktail

This drink–a variation on the margarita–began as a method to start going through a case of Fee’s bitters given to me by master bartender (and Shimmy Shack owner) Jimmy Collings. One of the bitters was grapefruit; it occurred to me that this would be good with a shot of tequila over crushed ice. Bingo! I played with the idea again and again, and this is the best thing I’ve come up with so far.


  • 2 oz. anejo tequila
  • 1/2 oz. green creme de menthe
  • 1/2 oz. agave nectar
  • 3 dashes Fee’s grapefruit bitters (optional)
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice

Shake all ingredients with crushed ice. Serve over a glassful of shaved ice (sno-ball ice would be perfect). Garnish with lime peel and fresh mint.

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