Punto Pomelo (spicy grapefruit margarita)

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1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

Ice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 cup silver tequila

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, cinnamon stick, cloves and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool, then strain.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the lime juice, grapefruit juice, tequila and 2 tablespoons of the spiced simple syrup. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Garnish with a cherry, if desired.

Recipe adapted from Food and Wine

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