Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes by Sabrine Dhaliwal.
Bright Eyes by Sabrine Dhaliwal.

This tall, refreshing, low-proof cocktail from UVA’s Sabrine Dhaliwal will ensure you remain bright-eyed throughout the night.

1½ oz (45 mL) fino sherry
¾ oz (22 mL) grapefruit juice
¾ oz (22 mL) peach tea syrup (see note)
¾ oz (22 mL) lemon juice
2 dashes Bittered Sling Cherry Bitters
Ginger beer

Combine all ingredients (except ginger beer) into a cocktail tin, add ice and hard shake vigorously for 7 to 10 seconds. Pour into a Collins or highball glass over fresh ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with dehydrated lemon. Serves 1.

Note: To make peach tea syrup, brew 2 cups (500 mL) of peach tea (such as DAVIDsTEA Just Peachy or Silk Road’s Peach Paradise), then stir the hot tea with 2 cups (500 mL) of sugar until fully dissolved. Makes about 2½ cups.

–Sabrine Dhaliwal, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar

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