The bartender wipes his brow after vigorously shaking the tequila concoction I have just ordered. He pours the ruby liquid into a margarita glass with a well-salted rim. Garnished with a grapefruit slice it is just what I need after a long day walking in the concrete jungle of New York City. Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill has an extensive list of tantalizing fruit and tequila mixtures. I was so taken by this cocktail I tried to replicate it the next night at home. This is my interpretation of Mr. Flay’s masterpiece. I like to garnish it with pomegranate seeds that settle to the bottom. The tequila soaked gems are the perfect ending to this non traditional margarita. I think this would be excellent with nachos for your Super Bowl party.
Makes 2 cocktails
1 large ruby red grapefruit
3 oz tequila
2 oz Grand Marnier or orange liqueur
Agave nectar to taste
Juice the grapefruit and limes and remove any seeds. Salt rim of margarita glass. Place juice and remaining ingredients into a larger shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 1 minute. Strain and pour into salted margarita glass. Enjoy!
Multiply recipe as necessary for a pitcher.