Food Geek Friday: Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas

Since I missed last week’s “cocktail edition” of Food Geek Friday, I am dutifully making it up now.

I picked up this delightful concoction from Ted Allen’s website.  This time of year always makes me think of my favorite outdoor activity – cocktails with friends on a patio!  Oftentimes, the cocktail of patio drinking choice is a margarita and since Texas grows some fabulous grapefruit, this recipe really fits the bill.  (Not to mention the fact that I looove spicy!)

Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

Serves 4

  • 1 cup white tequila
  • 2 cups sweetened ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, ribbed and chopped
  • Ruby red grapefruit, cut into wedges, then into half-wedges, and notched

Put the jalapeno slices into the tequila, and infuse for one hour (longer if you like it spicier). Strain jalapenos and discard, or keep a little for garnish.

Moisten rims of glasses with a section of grapefruit, then dip into sugar.  Combine infused tequila and grapefruit juice in a shaker with ice, shake and strain into a chilled margarita or martini glass, or just pour over rocks in a highball. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and/or jalapeno chunks. Cheers!