I have spent most of my life working in the food and beverage industry.
Since food is my passion, I’ve been blessed to make a living from it and am grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had to learn and grow my knowledge about how food is grown, crafted and cooked.
One thing that I enjoyed learning about, is that just like food, liquors and mixers all complement each other differently. There is a science behind crafting cocktails and being a true ‘mixologist’ takes skills!
While I wouldn’t call myself an official ‘mixologist’ (I prefer to stick with cooking up some soulful dinner), I do find it fun to learn and attempt to try a few new things and hone my cocktail making skills.
This grapefruit margarita was inspired by the beautiful, juicy grapefruits that were so plentiful the past few months; paired with a mild winter (sittin’ on the porch type weather) and visiting friends (who requested ritas); this refreshing Grapefruit Margarita was born!
Perfect for a Friday!
By Heather of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com
Prep Time: 3-5 minutes Serves: 2
2 large grapefruits, juiced (or approximately ½ cup grapefruit juice)
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon agave nectar (or to taste)
4 ounces tequila
2 ounces orange liquor
Salt or sugar, if desired for rim of glass
On the rocks:
In a large shaker combine juices, liquors and agave nectar. Shake well to combine.
Pour salt or sugar on a small plate. Rub lime on edge of glass and dip in sugar. Add ice to glass and pour margarita over ice.
Combine juices, liquors, agave nectar and ice in blender, blend until smooth. Serve in salt or sugar rimmed glass.
Prepare as directed above for frozen or on the rocks and substitute liquor with sparkling water or club soda.