This effervescent cocktail is the perfect summer drink.
A well-made margarita is my favorite cocktail. Every sip tastes of warm beaches, bright sunshine, and places I’d generally prefer to be rather than my desk. Although I enjoy margaritas year-round (try ordering one in January—it feels like beating winter), at no time are they more appropriate and, dare I say, mandatory than Cinco de Mayo.
Although a classic margarita made with fresh lime juice (don’t you dare touch that premixed stuff!), triple sec, and tequila always hits the spot, margaritas are also open territory for fruity experimentation. Today’s Fizzy Pink Grapefruit Margaritas are fun, fresh and dangerously easy to sip.
The base of the grapefruit margaritas mirrors the classic: fresh lime juice, triple sec, and tequila. The addition of fresh pink grapefruit juice adds an addictive, fruity tartness, and a final splash of club soda makes the margaritas delightfully effervescent.
Once the ingredients are gathered, it’s time to prep the glasses. I rimmed each with a 50/50 blend of sugar and salt. The salt is classic, while the sugar offsets the tartness of the grapefruit and lime.
Once the glasses are properly sugared and salted, all that remains is to measure and shake. Place the ingredients in the cocktail shaker with ice, give it a vigorous up-down for at least 30 seconds (it will feel awkwardly long, but trust me, it’s worth it), and then pour.
Finish the margaritas with a fizzy splash of club soda, raise your glass, and sip deeply. This pretty pink drink is a fiesta in a glass!