Grapefruit Margarita

I promise that this will be my last grapefruit post this week! You can blame it on Shannon! This recipe is really delicious, by the way.

I will now turn it over to my in-house mixologist, Eric…

With so many grapefruit around the house, I thought I would try making a Grapefruit Margarita, which is not such a stretch when you consider that the Salty Dog cocktail, which is a Greyhound (vodka and grapefruit juice) in a salt-rimmed glass, marries the salt and grapefruit flavors and has been popular for years. For my margarita, I used freshly-squeezed ruby grapefruit juice, silver tequila, blue agave sweetener and I added a kick of chili into the mix.

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Grapefruit Margarita

1-1/2 oz tequila
1/3 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
2 Tbs triple sec
2 Tbs agave sweetener

Kosher salt mixed with cayenne pepper for glass. I used about a half a teaspoon of Cayenne for every three tablespoons of salt.

Fill a cocktail shaker about half full with crushed ice. Add tequila, grapefruit juice, Triple Sec and agave. Shake well, then pour—with ice–into a margarita glass or other stemmed cocktail glass with a cayenne salted rim.

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