Siesta Recipe

Siesta Recipe

[Photo: Robyn Lee]

This spin on the Hemingway Daiquiri was created in 2006 by Katie Stipe (who's at New York's Vandaag now.) Tequila adds warmth to bitter Campari; it's a luxurious cocktail that's a bit like sipping candied grapefruit peel.

This cocktail is featured Jim Meehan's PDT Cocktail Book.

  • Yield:makes 1 drink
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 2 ounces silver tequila (100% agave)
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • garnish: grapefruit twist


  1. 1.

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add tequila, Campari, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with grapefruit twist.