When life gives you grapefruit, make a cocktail.
I think that’s how the saying goes… On a trip to Palm Springs, Eddie and I found ourselves walking the neighborhoods to pick low hanging fruit from the local citrus trees.
We stayed at the ACE (which I recommend!), rode bikes around town and walked through million dollar open-houses.
Each block, Eddie would stop to pick fruit, “Uh! There’s more! Yeaaaa…. oranges!” We had my little backpack filled to the brim with lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, and after a stop by the liquor store, it was time to kickback poolside.
After returning from Palm Springs we realized we brought back a bag of fruit in my carry-on, this recipe and a sunburn on Eddie. It was a good trip.
But now it’s Friday in Seattle and I’m thirsty! Let’s pretend it’s warm outside and make cocktails for sunshine.
1/2 grapefruit, juiced
1 1/2 shots tequila, preferably blanco
1/2 lime, juiced
1 shot orange juice
splash of club soda
garnish: lime or grapefruit segment
- Scoop ice into cocktail glass then empty into martini shaker.
- Spread fine sea salt on a dish. Wet your thumb and index finger with water, slide wet fingers around rim of glass and tap rim into salt.
- Add tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and orange juice into martini shaker. With the lid on, shake a few times.
- Pour everything into salt rimmed glass and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with lime or grapefruit wedge and enjoy!