Backyard BBQ

Grilled Tomato Margarita

July 17, 2020
Photo by Julia Gartland
Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with Cointreau. Need to stock up your bar cart? You can buy Cointreau on Drizly here. —The Editors

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Makes 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce grilled tomato juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 slice of grilled tomato
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. To make grilled tomato juice: slice one tomato into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Oil grates of grill so that tomato doesn't stick. Char tomato slices and let cool. Reserve one slice for garnish, and juice remaining slices.
  2. To make spiced salt: mix equal parts chili powder and salt in a shallow bowl or plate. Set aside.
  3. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass over ice.
  5. Moisten the rim of a glass with a lime wedge and dip the glass in the spiced salt to coat. Garnish with a grilled tomato wheel.

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Elliott Clark, also known as the Apartment Bartender, is a well-respected tastemaker, cocktail creator, spirits writer, and photographer in the spirits industry. What started out as a hobby for making cocktails at home has developed into a full-blown career that takes Elliott all over the world mixing drinks for some of the world’s most notable brands, and making the world of spirits more accessible to the at-home cocktail enthusiast.