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Happy Hour: Grapefruit Jalapeño Margaritas

We don’t cocktail much at home anymore, but I’m hosting a get together later this month that will require a signature drink.  Since it’s finally summer, how about a grapefruit and jalapeno margarita?  It’s everything you love about a Paloma with a bit more spice.

The Work Edit’s Grapefruit/Jalapeno Margarita

Juice of 2 small or 1 large lime

1 teaspoon of agave nectar

Juice of 1 Texas Red Grapefruit

1.5 ounces of Patron Silver Tequila

3 jalapeno slices, 1/4 inch rounds


In a cocktail shaker, muddle the jalapeno slices, lime juice, and agave nectar with a bit of the grapefruit flesh.  You can use a real muddler, but I just use a wooden spoon.  Once you’ve mashed up a bit, it’s time to add the rest of the liquids.  This

Once you’ve mashed up a bit, it’s time to add the rest of the liquids.  This $9 juicer will make quick work of that grapefruit.   Now add the tequila and a handful of ice from the fridge, and shake properly.

Most recipes tell you strain the cocktail into a glass, but I like to get a little of the pulp from the bottom.  So I’ll typically spoon a small amount of fruit pulp into the glass, then add the ice and some thinly sliced fruit.  I don’t like a salt rim, but if you do, that’s your preference. I’m still loving these etched glasses from Anthropologie.

If you find the recipe too tart, squeeze in a bit of orange juice or a splash pineapple juice.


So what do you wear while drinking a margarita at home?  Well, if you really want to spice up your backyard barbecue, a frilly off the shoulder dress is always a good choice.

Jonathan Simkhai Chain Link Dress ($595)

Okay, agreed, this dress is too fancy for cocktails at home, but I’ve been searching for any reason to post it for a while.  Even if I was just posting it as eye candy.  I love the ladder stitching.

This bright Endless Rose ruffled shoulder dress is worth a look.  It could be really fun for a party.  For something more relaxed, try this Catherine Malandrino shift.  I also like this ASOS striped maxi for an affordable $60.

Plus-size? This Eloquii Easy Dress is very summery and adorable.  Petite?  I like this red Eliza J maxi dress.  Tall?  This white ASOS dress with geometric embroidery is fun.



  1. Rachel says:

    love that you are bringing back so many of your old features! You were one of the first blogs I ever started reading and still rely on your take w/r/t clothes and products over the all the johnny come lately’s who are just about sponsored content

    June 23, 2017/Reply
  2. Cait says:

    Happy Hour always has been and always will be my favorite posts! I think it’s because we have the same taste in cocktails 🙂

    June 23, 2017/Reply
  3. Kim says:

    This recipe sounds seriously amazing!


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    June 23, 2017/Reply
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