We made delicious carne asada tacos for my father-in-law’s birthday dinner. They always go down nicely with an icy beer but the weather and occasion seemed to call for something a little more festive. Why not margaritas?
I was intrigued by a recipe for grapefruit juice margaritas and since I love grapefruit juice, I thought I’d give it a try. My brother-in-law smartly pointed out that since the drinks were made with grapefruit juice, like a Greyhound cocktail, we’d actually made more of a RitaHound. Who am I to argue?
The recipe is adapted from one in Country Living. The citrus juices are really tart so we added simple syrup. I am also not a lover of the salt-rimmed glasses. Weird? I don’t know–I just don’t usually like the salt, but everybody else thought the salt was perfect with this drink. You be the judge and let me know what you think of the RitaHound Tequila Cocktail.
- Stir together4 cups of red grapefruit juice, 1 cup of tequila, 1/2 cup of orange liqueur, 1/3 cup of simple syrup, and 1/4 cup of lime juice.
- Combine 1 tablespoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of chile-lime seasoning, and 1 teaspoons of kosher salt on a shallow polate. Rub edge of glasses with lime wedges and rim with the chile-lime mixture.
- Serve RitaHounds over ice and garnish with citrus wedges, if desired.