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Grapefruit & Black Pepper Daisy

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Grapefruit & Black Pepper Daisy
Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria

Grapefruit & Black Pepper Daisy

Bonanno Brothers Pizza in Lone Tree, Colo. was inspired by the oven that was shipped over from Florence; the restaurant pays homage to the Art Deco era train station in Florence, and its drinks are just as creative. The restaurant serves up daisies, their incredible and unique homemade margaritas. This Grapefruit & Black Pepper Daisy is made with house-made grapefruit sour and a peppercorn syrup. It was crafted by the restaurant's beverage director, Adam Hodak.

Deliver Ingredients


For the cocktail

  • 1 1/2 Ounce Espolon Blanco
  • 3/4 Ounces Dry Curacao
  • 2 Ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • Ground Black Pepper & Large Flaked Salt for rim
  • Lime wedge for garnish

For the simple syrup

  • 2 Tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 quart of water
  • 2 quarts of sugar


For the cocktail

Combine water, sugar and black peppercorns in a sauce pan and dissolve sugar to create a syrup. Allow black peppercorns to steep in the syrup on very low heat for 5-10 minutes. Strain peppercorns from the syrup and allow to cool at room temperature.

For the simple syrup

Using a fresh lime slice, wet the rim of a rocks glass and dip the rim in a mixture of ground pepper and margarita salt. Place ice in the rocks glass. With a martini shaker or separate glass, combine tequila, dry curacao, grapefruit juice and black pepper simple syrup (to taste). Pour mixture over ice in rocks glass, garnish with a lime and enjoy.

Grapefruit Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Grapefruit Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.