The Expanse Cocktails Project

Expanse Cocktail #79
Grimy Belter

We rarely see what’s involved in keeping a station the size of Tycho running, but the Grimy Belter brings that reality into the comfort of the Blauwe Blome bar - after working double shifts in a recycler. Without technicians like him, the entire ecosystem would break down. When he finds his girlfriend kissing Alex, he starts a bar fight that Amos quickly stops.

This drink is designed to be followed up with #78, the Belter Hottie, as a chaser. (Or you can have a few sips of Hottie, then slam this as an interloper and finish up with the rest of the Hottie… as happened to Alex!)


  • 1 ounce tequila (reposado)
  • ⅛ ounce tonic syrup
  • ⅛ ounce sudachi juice


Brush the rim of a shot glass with sudachi juice and rim it with smoked salt. Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake with ice until cold. Strain into the rimmed shot glass. Chase it with the Belter Hottie, Cocktail #78.