Drinks don't need a big introduction so I'll make this short.
That and this past week left me drained so that when I was updating this post, I was struggling to formulate simple phrases, like how to describe the act of going around the rim of the glass with a lime wedge so that salt will stick to it.
Or maybe it was the margaritas.
We had a grapefruit and some lemons lying around in the fridge which were beginning to get soft. Generally, a good use of left-over vegetables (limp carrots, yellowing celery, etc) lying around in the fridge, is to make a soup. But what to do with softening fruit that's been in the fridge too long? Make drinks, obviously.
This margarita was the result. We used agave syrup instead of sugar/simple syrup and I liked the end result because it is not very sweet, extremely refreshing and is particularly good with the salt around the glass.
Adapted from Ina Garten.
You will need:
1 cup red grapefruit juice (about one grapefruit)
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice (we used 1 lemon and 2 limes)
4 oz tequila
1 1/2 tbsp agave syrup
about 3/4 cup ice
coarse salt (optional)
In a blender, combine grapefruit, lemon and lime juices, tequila, agave syrup, and ice. Blend (the amount of ice will cool the drink but won't turn it into a slush; alternatively you can also combine these ingredients in a shaker and strain into the glasses). Pour some salt on a plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of each glass. Place the rim of each glass in the salt and twist slightly. Fill with the cocktail and add a few ice cubes. Decorate with lime wedges. Welcome to margaritaville!