This is a very tart margarita, so if you aren't a fan of the sweeter cocktails, this is the drink for you. If you enjoy balancing the tart with something sweet, a splash of simple syrup will allow you to sweeten it to taste.
COOK'S NOTE: The salt works to balance the extreme tartness of the grapefruit. If you are not planning to salt the glasses, be sure to add a pinch of salt to the drinks right before shaking them.
Ruby Red Grapefruit Margaritas
recipe slightly adapted from Ina Garten
Yield: 3 drinks
1/2 cup ruby red grapefruit juice, about 1 1/2 grapefruits worth
1/4 cup lime juice, about 3 limes worth
1/2 cup white tequila
1/2 cup Triple Sec, or another orange liqueur
1/8 teaspoon of salt, if you are not going to salt the glasses
additional lime wedges, for serving
Optional: simple syrup (shake together equal parts sugar and water in a small jar), add a splash to the drink and adjust to taste as desired
Combine all ingredients in a large cocktail shaker and add ice to fill. Shake at least 30 seconds, until the container is icy cold. Fill prepared glasses with ice and pour the chilled margarita over the ice. Garnish with lime wedges. Enjoy!
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