There are two things that are helpful to know if you are from Texas. One: What a rattle sounds like from a rattlesnake, and Two: How to make a fabulously good margarita!!
Luckily, I have never had to recognize #1 in person! I would probably die right then from a heart attack. I am irrationally fearful of any kind of snake. You will NEVER catch me inside the reptile exhibit at the zoo...just sayin'! Now, I have had lots of practice making a good margarita though.
If you watched my IGTV video, you know that the secret to an outstanding margarita, no matter what flavor, is to use the FRESHEST of juices. Also, if you have followed me for a hot second, you know I also am a fan of using homemade simple syrups. The reason it is called a simple syrup is because it is really simple to make! LOL. (that's not really the reason, but it is truly is simple to make). I'll include a recipe at the bottom for that as well! It's just so easy to squeeze a lemon, lime, or in this case, a grapefruit...and trust me, the outcome is worth the effort!
I don't really need a reason to enjoy a good margarita, but I'll take a National Margarita Day (February 22nd) and celebrate the heck out of it! I had planned a Salty Dog recipe for this week, but heck...I just turned that fabulous cocktail into an even better version of itself! I just needed to create a fun name for it...so I tweaked the recipe and made it into the Salty Dog Hair Grapefruit Margarita! Yes..it is quite a mouthful, but once you get a mouthful of it's flavor, you'll be singing it's praises and shouting it's name from the rooftops! (please send me vids of this!!)
Salty Dog Hair Grapefruit Margarita
Ingredients: (per cocktail)
- 1/2 oz Gin
- 1 1/2 oz Agave Tequila
- 1 oz fresh Lime juice
- 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
- Garnishes: Course Sea Salt, Grapefruit wheel, lime wheel
Using a small piece of lime, rim the glass edge with lime and salt. Fill glass with ice.
In a shaker of ice, add all ingredients and shake until your hand is FROZEN! Pour into glass, garnish with your grapefruit and lime, then celebrate National Margarita Day like there will never be another!
Here is how to make a great simple syrup for this recipe:
Mix one cup of sugar and one cup of water. Bring to a gentle boil. Let it go for about 10-15 minutes on that gentle boil and then turn off fire and let it cool. Use in your favorite beverage!
That's it, Chickens! I hope you all love this Marg as much as my assistant, Jessica, did! Have a safe and fabulous weekend!