Summer Cocktail Recipe: Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas

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Since I spent this past weekend celebrating my good friend’s bachelorette party in Ocean City, Jersey, I thought it only fitting to share the dee-lish summery cocktail recipe I crafted for the occasion. Our friend had the stellar idea of having each girl come up with a signature cocktail to prepare for the weekend and she compiled everything together — along with some fun photos and anecdotes into a scrapbook for the bachelorette. There’s really nothing better than a margarita after a day of sunshine on the beach, am I right?

Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas (from Eat Live Run)
(proportions for two generous margs, multiply accordingly)

4 oz. tequila
2 oz. cayenne simple syrup
8 oz. grapefruit juice
ice
lime wedges and grapefruit slices
salt

For the cayenne simple syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

A couple of hours before you want to make the drinks, prepare the simple syrup so it has enough time to cool in the fridge. Combine the sugar, water and cayenne in a small saucepot and bring to a simmer. Stir so that all sugar melts then remove from heat and refrigerate.

To assemble the margaritas, run the lime wedge around the rims of the glasses then press in salt or spice rub — I actually skipped this step because some of my girlfriends aren’t big salt fans. Place ice in glasses and add to each glass 2 oz. tequila, 1 oz. simple syrup (or to taste) and 4 oz. grapefruit juice. You can add more or less syrup and juice depending on how sweet you like your margarita. Stir well and serve (or use a shaker to mix the ingredients beforehand). Garnish with lime and grapefruit slices.

Enjoy!

ALSO: I’m sharing my top product picks for managing curly hair in the summer heat over on Kara’s fab blog, Politics of Pretty — check it out here!

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Comments

  1. Did you get a new camera? Your food photos have been awesome!

    • lizmcavoy says:

      Thanks! I got a new lens (the new body is still on the to-save-for list) and also have been making an effort to track down natural light — really appreciate the compliment, lady :)

  2. These sound yummy!

  3. I love margs AND grapefruit- I need to try this!

  4. This looks absolutely divine! Can’t wait to make this on a sunny day this summer. xo

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