One Way Flight

By: Hannah Lee Leidy
The One Way Flight cocktail made at Maya in Charleston. On a table next to an aloe plant
Image courtesy of Maya

For an easy sipper, try this Aperol and tequila cocktail recipe that riffs on the margarita. Made at Maya, a moody, upscale Mexican hangout on Downtown Charleston’s King Street, creator Matthew Van Xanten says,”The ingredients work together to create a well-balanced, yet fruity, sipper with notes of pink lemonade, watermelon, and cucumber.”

Complete with Chareau, lime, and a touch of agave, it doesn’t require too many ingredients to whip this up for your next backyard hangout or cookout.  Van Xanten says, “This is a total patio crusher. It’s an easy-to-drink cocktail that bridges the gap from daytime drinking into the evening.”

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Makes 1 drink

  • 1¼ ounce Lunazul tequila blanco
  • ½ ounce Aperol
  • ¼ ounce Chareau
  • ¾ ounce lime
  • ¼ ounce agave or simple syrup, Soda water
  • Garnish: Cucumber ribbons

In a cocktail tin filled with ice, build ingredients and shake vigorously until cold. Strain over fresh ice in a collins glass lined with cucumber ribbons. Top with soda water.

  • Created by Matthew Van Xanten

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