I´m beginning to see the point of posting about Cinco de Mayo. It´s for the booze. (The same applies for St. Patrick´s of course).
The ideal situation to be forced to try anything with the name margarita in it, you know, the in-the-name-of-research-for-my-blog tequila with anything recipes. How can anyone not agree with that? In the northern part it´s spring so you have a double excuse. For us in the south it´s the beginning of colder times, so there we have a end-of-the-season excuse. It works for everyone. That has to be good if we all agree, right?
So, taking advantage of a few sunny, barely warm, last days of fall I will make my favorite drink. I drink it all the time sans the tequila, but, it´s 5 de mayo, and there´s a celebration going on. I even did quesadillas yesterday!.
This is a made to order drink, so take the recipe as a guide and adjust every ingredient to your own personal taste. I use gold Tequila and light brown sugar, resulting in the dubious color. But, depending on the amount of tequila your wrist accidentally pours into the blender, you might not even care. What you might consider is changing the order of the ingredients in the name so it starts with tequila. Or use vodka instead, you know, if you have a Polish or Finnish excuse to celebrate…
GRAPEFRUIT JUICE, GINGER AND TEQUILA
½ cup fresh grapefruit juice
2 Tbs sugar
¼ teaspoon fresh, grated ginger
1 shot of Tequila
½ cup cold water
½ cup ice cubes
In a blender (that can crush ice), put grapefruit juice, sugar and ginger. Add about ½ cup of ice and ½ cup of cold water. Blend until you have a slush. Use more ice and less cold water if you want a frozen drink.
Serve in whatever glass pleases you.