A favourite for the season is of course the classic tequila cocktail, the Margarita. This ensemble creates a wonderful twist using a multiple of flavours, juicy grapefruit, light cranberry, sour lime, sweet sugar, orange and a kick of tequila. It does require many ingredients but the end result is worth the effort. Enjoy!
1 1/2 oz. Hornitos Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Cranberry Juice
11/2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
3/4 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
The key to this drink is the balance of sweet and sour. Each ingredient balances out each other. If you know you like something a tad more sour, increase the amount of grapefruit and lime. If you are in favour of sweet drinks, simply add more simple syrup and cranberry.
To make simple syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar.
Adding a salt rim to this margarita is up to you.
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