Friday, March 9, 2012

Grapefruit Margaritas

TGIF, right readers?  Or perhaps I should say TGISB--thank goodness it's spring break!  Well, it is for me at least, and I want to celebrate with a drink (One?  Who am I kidding here?).  More specifically, this drink.  

I've have made them a couple of times and just fell in love with them.  I'm a big grapefruit fan, so I figured I'd like them.  I completely underestimated how much I loved them.  Sweet-tart pink or red grapefruit, orange liqueur, a splash of fresh lime, and a generous dose of tequila--I mean what's NOT to love?  Cheers, reader.  Happy Friday.  Or happy spring break.  Or happy Tuesday...whichever you're celebrating.

grapefruit margaritas

Grapefruit Margaritas

3 oz. tequila (We like Hornitos.)
2 oz. orange liqueur such as Triple Sec or Cointreau
2 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice, from approx. 2 limes
6 oz. fresh-squeezed pink or red grapefruit juice, from 2 medium grapefruits
simple syrup, to taste (optional--We didn't use any)
salt, for rim (optional)
grapefruit wedges, for serving (optional)

1.  Mix tequila, orange liqueur, lime, and grapefruit juices well. If you think you need a little more sweetness, add a splash of simple syrup.

2.  Rub one of the used lime or grapefruit rinds around the rim of two glasses and dip in cocktail salt, if desired.

3.  Fill each glass with ice and pour in the margarita. Serves 2 (So you'll probably want to make a double batch.  I'm just sayin...)


That Girl said...

Happy Spring Break to you!

Natalie said...

Enjoy your SB! This looks like a great way to celebrate--I love margaritas and haven't ever tried grapefruit..passing this recipe on to my bartender (aka hubby ;))

Rebecca said...

We don't use simple syrup in our margaritas either! Tastes just as great! LOVE grapefruit, so I'll definitely have to try this!!

Kira said...

Happy Spring Break! I definitely miss Spring Break now that I'm not in school anymore, but we're taking a trip in April, so just a little over a month before my "Spring Break". Enjoy some margaritas!