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Fredericksburg Folly

Sometimes cocktails don’t know what they want to be when they grow up.

Texas is blessed with citrus from the Rio Grande Valley and the markets here are always loaded with oranges, lemons, and limes. Although the traditional citrus cocktail is the margarita (and also my favorite), sometimes you want to mix it up with something different. This drink is part old fashioned, sour, and sunrise – a folly – and is perfect poolside.

Makes 2 cocktails

1 fresh orange, juiced

1/2 lemon, juiced

scant teaspoon Demerara simple syrup

several dashes of orange bitters

4 oz Patron Silver

2 oz Cointreau

1 orange peel

Mix the orange and lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters, tequila, and Cointreau in a mixing glass with crushed ice and stir for for one minute or until chilled. Strain into an old fashioned glass over ice cubes and garnish with an orange peel.

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Dan McCoy