I can’t be the only one who has noticed hints of autumn. Although it’s not quite with us yet, the evenings aren’t as long as they were last month and the trees I see on my walk to work are slowly transitioning and taking on more autumnal hues. But, it’s not quite arrived yet and I’m determined to make the most of every last moment of summer, by doing all of the things that I associate with this time of year.
Summer makes me think of going for long runs, eating dinner in the garden, and making the sort of drinks that take you back to frolicking on the beach with family and friends. In my case, the one drink that stirs my senses of summer is the Margarita, or rather in my iteration, one of the grapefruit variety.
The Margarita is undeniably a classic cocktail, be it in its most traditional guise (made with tequila, triple sec and lime juice), or frozen and flavoured with fruit. It’s one of my favourite drinks for sipping on a hot summer evening.
If I’m making a classic Margarita, I always go to thebar.com and use their Margarita recipe, which provides me with the basis for my Grapefruit Margarita. I adore grapefruit. Whether it’s in a salad, served with yoghurt for breakfast or muddled with tequila and triple sec, its versatility makes it one of my favourite flavours. It also tastes mighty fine in a Margarita. Fancy giving it a try? Here’s my recipe for a Grapefruit Margarita. Before you get started, you’ll need a cocktail shaker, some ice and the following ingredients:
- 100ml of Don Julio Blanco Tequila
- 70ml of triple sec
- 50ml of grapefruit juice
- A squeeze of agave nectar
- A little salt, for the rims of the glasses.
- Put a little salt on a plate. Wet the rim of two short glasses and dip into the salt to coat the rim.
- Add some ice to a cocktail shaker. Pour in the tequila, triple sec, grapefruit juice and agave nectar
- Shake until cold, before pouring into the glasses.
- Serve with a slice of grapefruit.
There’s often a preconception that cocktails are difficult to make but they really aren’t. A few ingredients is often all it takes to make your favourite drink at home. There’s lots of inspiration over on thebar.com, for those of you keen to try making your own.
Do you make cocktails at home? If so, what is your go-to drink?
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