FOOD / 21

hello and welcome. please come in, take a seat and allow me to blow your freakin’ mind. i’m gonna make your spring and summer a much nicer place with this little gem of a cocktail. bri and i found ourselves sipping on something really similar this past weekend and i immediately exclaimed, “i gotta make this for my food post.” she agreed, as did my husband…and if he can get on board with it, well then, i know you will!

what you’ll need:
• 1 ruby red grapefruit
• 1/4 cup of sweetened lime juice.  (pssst…if you like your drinks super sweet, bump it up to half a cup)
• 3 oz tequila
• club soda
• handful of key limes (but limes will do, if you can’t find these little cuties)
• margarita salt  – moving forward it will be known as marguerite salt

what to do:
• juice the grapefruit into a cocktail shaker (you should end up with about half a cup)
• add the sweetened lime juice, tequila and a handful of ice and shake it!
• in the meantime, cut the limes into wedges and run one of the wedges over the rim of two glasses
• coat the glasses in marguerite salt

• fill each glass with ice and divide the liquid between the two glasses
• top off both glasses with club soda. stir, then a squeeze and plunk of a lime in each.

*that’s it! you’re done. so easy, so delicious. would love to sit and chat, but i’m off to make one for myself. how early is too early to drink this?

{ column + photos by jen gotch, design by designlovefest – want more recipes? go here! }


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    Oh goodness. This sounds like heaven in a glass. Can’t wait to make it!

    amy says:

    i’m on board with anything that’s got tequila in it. def making myself one of these this weekend! or maybe tonight. 😉

    nichole says:

    OMG. I have the ingredients to make this now. How am I going to wait until a reasonable cocktail hour? 😉

    adele says:

    Cocktail time…my favourite time of day!!
    Adore grapefruit in cocktails…this looks fab!
    Happy Thursday hun xoxo

    Sarah says:

    Yum! I love grapefruit, so this looks totally delicious!

    esther says:

    Where oh where did you get those adorable glasses?!

    Kasia says:

    Ooh I love those glasses, where are they from?

    amy says:

    I also have to know where those glasses came from. They’re great.

    Anita says:

    I have everything BUT the grapefruit. I can’t wait to try it!

    Ana says:

    Love these photographs—beautiful work, Jen! Now that it’s getting hotter in Austin we’ve been drinking Palomas and El Pepinos like nobody’s business. This looks delightful.

    jen says:

    hi gals. the glasses were a SCORE at the long beach swap meet several years ago. they’re real winners!

    Marie says:

    Yum! A mini-vacation in a glass! 🙂


    Looks yummy! How did you get the name? Happens to be my middle name actually!

    Yasmin says:

    That looks yummy and refreshing, and i love the typeface you used! Anyone know what typeface it is? I love the swirlies in the M & the T! 🙂

    Stacey says:

    cute glassses!
    where are they from?

    jen says:

    sounds amazing! consider my mind blown. beautiful photos too, Jen!

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