Recipe by: KATIE STIPE, FLATIRON LOUNGE, NEW YORK CITY (2006)
You can’t have a conversation about modern tequila cocktails without talking about the Siesta, a spicy, bitter spin on a Hemingway Daiquiri from the young days of the modern cocktail revival. Katie Stipe, one of the early figures in the cocktail renaissance in New York, invented it at the Flatiron Lounge, an influential and formative cocktail bar in Manhattan that operated from 2003 to 2018.
- Cocktail Shaker
- 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila
- 1/4 ounce Campari
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup (1:1 sugar to water)
- Lime wheel for garnish
- Combine the ingredients, except the garnish, in a cocktail shaker three-quarters filled with ice. Shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with the lime wheel.