I don't know about you, but I hate the overly-sugared margaritas you get in most Mexican restaurants. That syrupy sweet and sour mix from a bottle is cloying... and the biggest culprit why margaritas can be upwards of 500 calories.
One of my favorite margaritas is made by my friend Alisa - she takes the time to juice a million limes and uses a simple syrup in place of all of that sweet and sour. I also recently had a friend tell me that in Mexico, many people like their margaritas with a splash of grapefruit juice and then maybe some tonic water in place of all of that sweet and sour. I don't know if that's true or not, but this is my martini take on the idea. It turned out pretty tasty, I have to say!
Tequila and Grapefruit Martini
- 1 1/4 oz. silver tequila, such as Milagro
- 2 oz. grapefruit juice (fresh if you're up for it!)
- 1 lime, juiced (reserve a wedge to garnish the drink)
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 1/2 oz. club soda
Put several ice cubes in a shaker. Add the tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and honey. Cover and shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass and top with the club soda. Garnish the glass with the lime wedge by cutting a small slit in the center and sliding it on the side.