The Recipes

Tequila and Grapefruit Martini

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!

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Tequila and Grapefruit Martini

Ingredients:

- 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.