This recipe was created and inspired by my trip to the grocery store in Scottsdale this week to stock up on food for my time out here over the next week. I was picking out fruit, walked past the grapefruit section, and was overwhelmed by the strong aroma of fresh grapefruit. I always use this very scientific technique when buying grapefruit. If I can smell them through the peel, then I know they are ripe. Making fresh fruit margaritas reminds me of my favorite Mexican restaurant, Bien Trucha. They have the best margaritas made with muddled fresh fruit. But if you are thousands of miles away from Bien Trucha then this recipe is worth a shot.
Fresh Grapefruit Margaritas:
2 grapefruits, peeled
1 lime, peeled
1 cup tequila (I used Partido Tequila Blanco)
1 cup Gran Marnier
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 cups ice
Directions: In a blender, place all ingredients and blend on high speed until ice is crushed and all ingredients are mixed. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Makes about 6 drinks.
*You can swap triple sec for Gran Marnier. They both have orange flavor. Gran Marnier is darker and many people prefer the lighter triple sec to accompany a tequila based drink. Whichever you have on hand is fine.
*If you are into sugary, not very strong drinks, then feel free to cut the tequila down to 1/2 cup and the triple sec to 1/2 cup. This drink is sufficiently boozy which may not suit every reader.