Last Friday I posted about the appeal of the cocktail. And for real, I had full intentions of working on a few of my new ideas this weekend including some seriously spiced up spritzers, but the pull from one of my favorite and most simple drinks won the day. I figured I’d simply hold off on the next post thinking you’d be bored with a repeat and the basic, but then again, wasn’t I just the person who was touting simplicity?
The Grapefruit Margarita is one of the most refreshing cocktails out there. It takes the bright and delicious standard and adds some serious freshness and bracing acidity. It’s great for a weekend brunch or a summer BBQ and is surprisingly impressive to share with your friends and family. You see, we all claim to love margaritas, but the majority of us drink terrible versions of the margarita the majority of the time. The tequila and orange liqueur should be highlighted with the citrus and the sweetness should be balanced, dare I say subtle. No sugar bombs please!
So if you are still searching for your cocktail, the one that you can make your own, give this sucker a shot and try not to drink 4000 of them…
The Grapefruit Margarita
3 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice (or high quality bottled stuff, not from concentrate)
2 oz Tequila (I often lean on a silver tequila here but a reposado will work just as well)
1 oz Orange Liqueur (triple sec can work but if you haven’t tried some of the nicer options out there, I strongly suggest you do)
Lime Wedge for Garnish
Mix all of the above ingredients and pour over a rocks glass full of crushed ice. Yes, it’s that simple.