4 x 1

In a hurry? Drink this!


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Sometimes you just want something simple and easy to make, but not boring to taste. Complex flavor with minimal effort. Drinking, but no Thinking... Drinks with equal parts usually work well, such as The Last Word and some of its many variations such as the Last of the Oaxacans, but not all are so well balanced.  I discovered the 4X1 on my new favorite website Kindred Cocktails, and it is an original creation by El Jefe who is one of the many active users. I’m on there too in case you want to join. They’re a little persnickety about what you publish and they have a lot of rules, but I think it’s ultimately for the best. They didn’t publish all of my submissions, but some they did and it’s just a good repository for original cocktails that are biased towards high quality ingredients, though not all the concoctions are quite as high quality as their ingredients…

Anyway, I’m busy this week, so here’s the recipe – mix and gulp!


  • 1 oz. Tequila

  • 1 oz. Aperol

  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

  • orange twist as garnish


Stir with ice, strain, serve up in coupe, garnish.

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