Grapefruit Cilantro Margaritas – What I’m Drinking This Week
I will say that folks are pretty passionate about their feelings for cilantro. In my very informal and unscientific pole, the cilantro lovers came out ahead! So, in your honor, here is a cocktail that highlights this aromatic herb:
Grapefruit Cilantro Margaritas
Kosher salt for rimming the glass
1 oz simple syrup
2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice – pink or white
1 oz. silver tequila (I used Patron silver)
1 large cilantro sprig (and more for garnish)
1 lime wedge
Make a simple syrup by dissolving 1 cup of white sugar into 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil until all of the sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature, and then cover and refrigerate until cold. Simple syrup will keep in a covered jar for 2 weeks in the fridge. In a cocktail shaker, mix 1 oz. simple syrup, grapefruit juice, tequila, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Add ice to the shaker and shake until well chilled. Rim a rocks or martini glass with the lime and dip into the salt. Strain the liquid from the shaker into the glass and garnish with a sprig of cilantro. Makes 1 drink.
Cheers! Please sip responsibly.