I found a recipe for Pink Margaritas a couple years back on Pinterest. I have to be honest, it was barely OK. It used Pink Grapefruit juice which sounded pretty good on paper/blog but the reality was not what I was looking for. I need more…more flavor, maybe more texture, more color….just all around MORE….great blogging word Isabelle…MORE…that’s explains a lot! Oh dear!
I went back and looked for the Pink Grapefruit Margarita and oh my goodness the recipe is actually Ina Garten’s from “How easy is that?”. I am so sorry Ina…I mean I love her and her recipes but this one is….well it’s….boring…there I said it! The taste is boring and I want MORE than a boring taste when I am having a cocktail.
Note: I usually try to make my recipes for cocktails for one selfish person (usually moi) and my food recipes for my little gang of 4. To keep it interesting and to remind you I like to color on the outside of the lines this recipe is for two lovely love birds…Mr Man and I! Multiply or divide as you see fit! Easy Peasy!
For the simple syrup:
1/2 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
note: this will make about 1 cup simple syrup which is enough for 4 drinks….you never know where the night might take you…it’s good to have extras!
For the Margaritas:
3 ounces tequila (what ever brand you prefer, we tend to like that Jose Cuervo guy but it’s your drink – go wild!)
2 ounces Triple Sec (or you could be rich and famous and go with Grand Marnier!)
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1/2 cup raspberry simple syrup
Zest 1 lime
2 tablespoons Kosher or Sea Salt
1 lime quartered (for garnish)
For your simple syrup:
In a small saucepan combine your raspberries, water and sugar. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, puree with immersion blender and let cool.
Note: if you do not like seeds you could put your mixture through a fine sieve. I happen to like the texture so I let it be.
For your margaritas:
Prepare your two margarita glasses by combining your 1/2 your lime zest with your salt in a shallow plate. Wet the rim of your glasses with a little water and gently coat the rim with your zest & salt mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 lime zest between your two glasses, 1/4 cup raspberries in each and about 1/2 cup of ice per glass. Set aside.
In a cocktail shaker combine your tequila, triple sec, lime juice, 1/2 cup raspberry simple syrup and 1/2 cup ice. Put some power into this and shake it like you mean it! Strain into your prepared glass. Add a piece of lime for presentation or like me squeeze more lime into your glass so you can pucker your lips and smile a little while you take your first sip!
ABSOLUTELY ADDICTIVE! So delicious, fresh and lots of MORE! Flavor, texture, color and all around fabulousness!
Enjoy! Summer is here!
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Peace and Pucker,