Thirsty Thursdays are full-on BACK my friends. It’s February and we need cocktails, right?

Well, I will speak for myself. I need cocktails.

Roasted Grapefruit Margaritas with Smoked Sea Salt from HeatherChristo.com

 

I couldn’t be more please that it is most of the way through the week, although if you saw me today I would surely be up to my chin in recipe development, which also means I would be up to my chin in dirty dishes. But there is nothing to make doing dishes more fun than a margarita. Unless it’s two margaritas.     Roasted Grapefruit Margaritas with Smoked Sea Salt from HeatherChristo.com

 

In addition to this roasty, toasty, smoky, bitter, sweet and tart margarita (which you need in your life if you like or love grapefruit) come check out some behind the scenes beauty from a photo shoot I did yesterday- It will be out on June, but that is way too long to see some of this stuff! (Snapchat: HeatherChristo)

 

Roasted Grapefruit Margaritas with Smoked Sea Salt from HeatherChristo.com

Roasted Grapefruit Margaritas with Smoked Sea Salt
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Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 3 grapefruits, sliced in half
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup grand marnier
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • Simple Syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. For the Simple Syrup bring the water and sugar to a simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Pour into a bowl and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the grapefruit halves on a sheet pan and sprinkle the sugar over the tops of the sliced grapefruits and roast the grapefruits for 15 minutes until the tops have caramelized. Let the grapefruits cool to warm.
  3. Juice the grapefruits into a small pitcher.
  4. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine ½ cup tequila, ¼ cup grand marnier, ¼ cup fresh lime juice, the simple syrup and the grapefruit juice. Let chill in the shaker while you prepare the 4 glasses.
  5. Swipe the glasses rim with a lime wedge and then dip the rim in smoked salt (or regular kosher salt or sugar). Fill the glasses with ice cubes.
  6. Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously and then strain into the 4 prepared glasses.

 

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Roasted Grapefruit Margaritas with Smoked Sea Salt from HeatherChristo.com

Thirsty Thursdays are full-on BACK my friends. It’s February and we need cocktails, right?

Well, I will speak for myself. I need cocktails.

Roasted Grapefruit Margaritas with Smoked Sea Salt from HeatherChristo.com

 

I couldn’t be more please that it is most of the way through the week, although if you saw me today I would surely be up to my chin in recipe development, which also means I would be up to my chin in dirty dishes. But there is nothing to make doing dishes more fun than a margarita. Unless it’s two margaritas.     Roasted Grapefruit Margaritas with Smoked Sea Salt from HeatherChristo.com

 

In addition to this roasty, toasty, smoky, bitter, sweet and tart margarita (which you need in your life if you like or love grapefruit) come check out some behind the scenes beauty from a photo shoot I did yesterday- It will be out on June, but that is way too long to see some of this stuff! (Snapchat: HeatherChristo)

 

Roasted Grapefruit Margaritas with Smoked Sea Salt from HeatherChristo.com

Roasted Grapefruit Margaritas with Smoked Sea Salt
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 3 grapefruits, sliced in half
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup grand marnier
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • Simple Syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. For the Simple Syrup bring the water and sugar to a simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Pour into a bowl and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the grapefruit halves on a sheet pan and sprinkle the sugar over the tops of the sliced grapefruits and roast the grapefruits for 15 minutes until the tops have caramelized. Let the grapefruits cool to warm.
  3. Juice the grapefruits into a small pitcher.
  4. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine ½ cup tequila, ¼ cup grand marnier, ¼ cup fresh lime juice, the simple syrup and the grapefruit juice. Let chill in the shaker while you prepare the 4 glasses.
  5. Swipe the glasses rim with a lime wedge and then dip the rim in smoked salt (or regular kosher salt or sugar). Fill the glasses with ice cubes.
  6. Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously and then strain into the 4 prepared glasses.