1/2 oz lime juice
2 oz tequila (the classic spirit for this drink) or mezcal (used in this example)
Top with grapefruit soda
Technique: Build in glass, stirred briefly
Garnish: Lime wedge
Variable(s) to consider
The brand of grapefruit soda will play a big role in the flavor and balance of this cocktail. Find a brand with the flavor profile you prefer. Then, adjust the balance of the recipe by adjusting the amount of lime juice to make room for the sweetness level of your preferred brand of grapefruit soda. You may need to increase, decrease, or keep the original amount of lime juice in this recipe to achieve your ideal balance.