Feather Billet

Feather Billet Robert Forto

Donny Clutterbuck’s radio is tuned to “Turn the Music Up” by the band PREP, a “Steely Dan-esque” song that inspired a Paloma riff that expands to include rose, chocolate and, of course, anejo!


1 ½ oz tequila anejo

¾ oz rose syrup

¾ oz lime juice

1 dash (not drop) chocolate mole bitters

1 ½ oz sparkling pink grapefruit soda

1 lime wheel (1/4 inch thick)


Collins Glass


  1. Add the tequila, syrup, lime juice, and bitters to a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously until it is ice-cold and shows frost on the outside.
  2. Double strain the shaker’s contents into a collins glass over fresh cubed ice, then top with about 1 ½ oz of grapefruit soda – we recommend using your bar spoon to force the carbonation all the way down to the bottom of the glass. Place the spoon, standing straight up, down into the center of the glass. Place the mouth of the soda bottle near the top of the handle, right at the edge of the spoon, and pour, letting the soda spiral down the handle all the way to the bottom of the glass.
  3. Garnish by placing the lime wheel on the rim.