Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

My sister made one of these for me last summer and I was addicted. I believe the story goes that her neighbor Susie made it for her. It is a great combination of salty, sweet, tart with a hint of spicy. I gulped it down and needed to share it with you. My friend Susie found it on pinterest from a blog called half baked harvest. She sent me the original recipe. I highly recommend you make this delicious margarita made with fresh juice especially because all this citrus fruit is in season right now. 

Ingredients (for one drink)

2 ounces of tequila
1/2 grapefruit juiced
1 lime juiced
1 tablespoon of honey
1 slice of jalapeno

Ingredients (salt mixture)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 tsp sugar


Pour all ingredients except jalapeno, in a shaker and shake vigourlsy. Rim glass with spicy salt mixture. Fill glass with ice and pour shaken mixture into glass. garnish and serve. 

If you are going to have a group of friends over it is great to make this in a big batch so you don't have to work so hard. I did this recently and it was great and easy. 

Ingredients (Big Batch) makes about 5 drinks depending on how big your glasses are.

1 1/2 cups of tequila
2 cups grapefruit juice
3/4 lime juice
1/4 cup of honey
5 slices of jalapeno


Pour all ingredients in a pitcher except jalapenos. mix well and hold in refrigerator a few hours before serving. Rim each glass with spicy salt mixture and fill glass with ice. Pour about 5 drinks. Add jalapeno when serving. 

Let me know what you think.