Roasted Grapefruit Margarita

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Author Notes: Classic margarita revisited, with roasted grapefruit lending exotic undertones and a fine caramel flavor. So good, you’ll want to make it by the pitcher.Feed Me Dearly


Serves 4

  • 1 grapefruit, sliced crosswise
  • 1/4 cup Turbinado or brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for rimming the glasses
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4-5 limes)
  • 1 cup Cointreau
  • 1 cup white Tequila
  • 2 cups ice
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Place the sliced grapefruit on a baking sheet and sprinkle the sugar and salt on the slices.
  3. Roast for approx. 30 minutes until the slices look soft and the sugar has caramelized. If you want a little more browning, broil them for a minute or two, keeping a close eye as they’ll burn quily.
  4. While the grapefruit is roasting, rub lime around the rim of each glass and dredge in a plate of kosher salt.
  5. Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, Cointreau, and ice in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a large pitcher and stir in the tequila.
  6. Pour the margaritas into the prepared glasses and add a wedge of roasted grapefruit to each one and serve.

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