Ruby Red Margaritas
Currently in Santa Fe, New Mexico and naturally margaritas are a must. My friend Joy made a fabulous grapefruit margarita and I cannot get enough. I am usually not a fan of grapefruits either. They always seem to be too bitter and sour no matter how long I try to let them ripen up. But these were so simple and so incredibly delicious and refreshing. The days have been a tad warmer here too. The cold front is moving through tomorrow and I am welcoming it with open arms.
Joy used St. Germain in this recipe too and I love love St. Germain. It was the perfect addition to these margaritas. And the Casamigos tequila is absolutely delicious. Plus George Clooney, ya know?!
- 2 oz good-quality tequila (We used Casamigos)
- 1.5 oz St. Germain liquor
- 1 fresh lime, halved and squeezed for juice, plus extra lime wedges for garnish
- 8-12 oz fresh grapefruit juice (preferably ruby red)
- ice cubes
- equal parts granulated sugar & sea salt (optional)
- strawberry and basil for garnish
- Slightly dip the rim of your desired drinking glass into a shallow bowl of water, then "smash" into the sugar & sea salt mixture to coat the rim. Set aside. (optional)
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full of ice (I like the kind that you cap with a pint glass and shake). Add the tequila, St. Germain and lime juice (a jigger is helpful for measurements), and shake shake shake for at least 20-30 seconds.
- Strain into your rimmed glass, and top with grapefruit juice to fill glass/to taste. Garnish with a lime wedge, strawberry, and some fresh basil!