There’s much to celebrate today my friends. First, it’s my first day as a self-employed lady! Woohoo! I am so excited about the opportunity to make this blog and my magazine bigger and better—it’s going to be awesome! Perhaps you’re looking for another thing to celebrate… How about the soon-to-be-here, possibly-best-holiday-ever, Cinco de Mayo?! You know I love an excuse to drink a margarita.
I’m usually a lime-on-the-rocks-with-salt kind of girl, but I’m all about mixing things up so I decided to whip a grapefruit margarita. To cut down on some of the bitterness, I used a Ruby Red grapefruit, which is a little sweeter than traditional grapefruits. Just to jazz things up, I created a sweet and salty rim using a mixture of sugar and salt. It’s the perfect contrast to the grapefruit.
Still looking for something to celebrate? It’s the weekend! Woohooo!
Cheers! To making it happen, margaritas and the weekend!
makes 1 cocktail
1 ounce fresh lime juice
3 ounces fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
1/4 ounce agave syrup
1/2 ounce cointreau
1 1/2 ounce 100% agave tequila
for the rim
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon salt
Combine the sugar and salt on a small place. Rub the rim with the grapefruit slice, then dip it in the salt and sugar mixture. Fill with ice and set aside.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all the ingredients. Shake for 10 seconds. Carefully strain into the rimmed glass and garnish with the grapefruit slice.