Grapefruit Margaritas

April 10, 2013 Mid-Week Mixers 3

Staying here in Margaritaville, Naomi is giving us a great recipe for a fun drink that serves four …Hmmm, seems this might be just the thing to give a company brunch a Mexican punch. For more of Naomi’s fun food and drink recipes, visit her at http://thepubandgrubforum.blogspot.com

031312 029MID-WEEK MIXERS by Naomi Blackburn

Adapted: The Barefoot Contessa

I love margaritas. Not the margarita mix margaritas, but the ones loaded with fresh juices as a margarita is meant to be. I had was wandering around Allrecipes and came across a recipe for grapefruit margaritas, but a couple of the reviews said that they were too sweet and that made me somewhat leery, but still intrigued, so I continued my search for a GM that would tickle my fancy and go well with chicken fajitas I was making that night. I found the site of the Barefoot Contessa, and in that, THE Grapefruit Margarita recipe I was looking for. Although, I am not a huge fan of the Contessa..this one really struck my fancy, so I went into trying it right away. I must say it fit the bill I was looking for perfectly! So, here we go…

Drink Ingredients:

1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice (fresh squeezed or bottled)~I used OS Ruby Red and it was fine.
½ cup FRESH SQUEEZED lime juice (4 limes)
1 cup orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
2 cups ice
1 cup BLANCO tequila (white/clear tequila)

Rimmer Ingredients

(BC listed this as optional, but it is really needed to cut down on the tartness of the GF juice):
1 lime cut in wedges
Margarita or Kosher salt

Directions:

1) Rim your glasses, as instructed in the “How to Rim” tutorial. Place glasses in freezer to chill
2) When ready to serve, place all the drink ingredients in a blender and blend until ice is chopped.
3) Remove glasses from freezer. Add additional ice to glasses and pour margarita in. Place a lime wedge on the glass, if desired, and serve!

Note: This is an “on the rocks” margarita. It will not have the consistency of a frozen margarita.
Note: Normally I stress the need for fresh squeezed juices in any of my drink recipes. Although, the bottled Ruby Red Grapefruit juice worked well in this recipe, I wouldn’t use concentrated lime juice. It is too rough tasting to support this recipe!

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