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