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How to Make a Siesta: Siesta Cocktail Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 1 min read

While the Siesta was originally created by bartender Katie Stipe, this recipe is a slight variation on her version, adapted by world-class mixologist Lynnette Marrero, a longtime colleague of Katie’s during her time at New York City’s Flatiron Lounge.



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What Is a Siesta Cocktail?

The Siesta cocktail is a sour that doubles down on the bitter citrus notes of Campari liqueur and grapefruit, resulting in a complex and refreshing tequila cocktail. A play on the Hemingway Daiquiri, the Siesta is a mixed drink that will win over fans of Margaritas looking for something just slightly more challenging.

Siesta Cocktail Recipe

1 cocktail
Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min


  • 45 milliliters (1 ½ ounces) blanco tequila
  • 15 milliliters (½ ounce) Campari
  • 15 milliliters (½ ounce) fresh lime juice
  • 15 milliliters (½ ounce) fresh grapefruit juice
  • 15 milliliters (½ ounce) simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Optional: Lime or grapefruit twist, for garnish
  1. Combine tequila, Campari, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add 4–5 ice cubes and shake vigorously.
  2. Using a Hawthorne strainer and a fine-mesh strainer, pour the contents into a chilled coupe glass or cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel or grapefruit twist, if desired.

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