Tequila and Ruby Red Grapefruit Cocktail

Tequila has been my liquor of choice this summer and this cocktail is perfect for a warm summer evening. It’s fresh, bright and a little tart, which is everything I love in a mixed drink.

I don’t buy into most sweet drinks; for me they’re overly-cloying and their attraction is short-lived. I like a little sourness and tang and this cocktail surely fits the bill.

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tequila and ruby red grapefruit cocktail

  • Fill an old-fashioned glass (or rocks glass) 1/2 full with crushed ice.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 ounces of Blanco (white) tequila
  • Add 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Top off with ruby-red grapefruit juice
  • Garnish with a slice of lime and serve

Oh, I know, it’s so simple, right? But the mixture of ruby red grapefruit juice and fresh lime juice is a beautiful complement to tequila. And I shouldn’t have to mention this but I will; please use a good tequila here and not the bargain brand variety. Don Julio is one of our favorites and, at around $50 a bottle, is well worth the spend.

Now get out there and enjoy the rest of your summer, mm-kay?

3 thoughts on “Tequila and Ruby Red Grapefruit Cocktail

  1. My kind of drink. I do mix a smoking margarita. I part Don Julio, 1 part orange liqueur, 1 part water, 1 part fresh key lime juice, 1/2 part agave nectar. Throw it into a shaker with cracked Ice and shake. Serve in salt rimmed glass. The one part can range from an ounce to a gallon.(It scales nicely except for the shake part) My part is a 1/4 of a cup. I like yours too.

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