Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

Of course I'm way too classy to buy jugs of margarita mix. But, I'm not above frozen drinks, and I'm not above adding a little extra fruit. Pink Grapefruit is an obvious choice, it is refreshing, tangy, a little bit sweet, and adds a lovely pink blush to the drink. Plus, it's not so "girly" that boys are necessarily opposed to drinking it.

This recipe makes a rather slushy, and immediately drinkable consistency. If you prefer your margaritas to be mounded up above the rim of the glass, freeze the grapefruit juice in ice cube trays for at least 2 hours ahead of time.

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas
Serves 2-4

coarse salt
grapefruit wedges (slice midsection from grapefruit used for juicing)

1 grapefruit, about 5 ounces
2 limes, about 2 ounces
4 ounces reposado tequila (such as Hornitos)
1 ounce triple sec
1/2 - 1 ounce simple syrup*
2 rounded cups of ice cubes

Using grapefruit wedge, lightly coat rim of glass with juice. On a small plate, spread a semi circle of salt and dip half of glass into salt.

Squeeze juices from grapefruit and limes and combine with remaining ingredients in a blender. Pulse until ice is thoroughly blended. Pour into prepared glasses and garnish with a grapefruit wedge. Serve immediately.

* To prepare simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until boiling, let simmer for about 1 minute and turn off the heat. Allow to cool to room temperature and if not using right away, bottle and refrigerate for up to one month.

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