March 16, 2018

Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita

Ever since I can remember - meaning, as far back as a toddler - I have loved grapefruit flavored things; like drinks.  Diet Squirt, Fresca... I'm all over it.  But interestingly enough, I hate actual grapefruit.  On the flip side; my husband has never liked Squirt or Fresca or grapefruit 'flavored' things and loves grapefruit.  Go figure.

This week grapefruit juice was on sale so we picked up a bottle.  Actually, two because it was buy one, get one free.  On a whim, I decided to make grapefruit margarita's out of it just to see what I thought.  In the end, it's definitely grapefruity... like the 'real' grapefruit taste that my husband loves and I do not.  But it was also enough 'margarita' taste from the triple sec and lime to offset the grapefruit and because it's a frozen drink, that always is a plus in my book no matter what!  We used the 'diet' version (less sweet) of the juice.  I think regular grapefruit juice would be perfect in these but they quite tart with the 'half sugar' version and needed a bit of sugar syrup or sweetener to offset the pucker. 

Absolutely worth making again - especially this summer on a hot day!

Ruby Red Grapefruit Margaritas

1 c  ruby red grapefruit juice (I used Diet for half the sugar content of regular)
1/2 c  fresh squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
1 c  triple sec orange liqueur
3 c  ice
1 c  silver tequila
1 lime cut in wedges, optional Kosher salt

Rim the glasses with a lime wedge and dip in salt.  Set aside.  Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and ice in a blender. Pour in the tequila, stir.

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