GRAPEFRUIT TEQUILA COCKTAIL WITH MINT || EASY COCKTAIL RECIPE || BY NICOLE LEE


Hi Friends,

Can you believe we are almost to the 4th of July? It’s one of our favorite holidays, usually we spend the day in the pool or by the beach, have lots of yummy food, drinks and of course enjoy fireworks! What are your plans friends?

For drinks we usually have some fancy lemonade for the kids and “skinny” cocktails for adults. I’ve come up with this Blanco Tequila recipe that you can easily add to, or swap out things like the Cointreau and it still tastes great! Enjoy...


skinny grapefruit margaritas recipe

RECIPE: GRAPEFRUIT BLANCO “SKINNY” MARGARITAS | MAKES 1-2 Servings

INGREDIENTS: 2 oz High quality blanco tequila.
(I love @casamigos #NOTSPONSORED JUST A FAV)
3 -oz fresh squeezed GRAPEFRUIT juice,
ROCKS ICE ( as many fit in your shaker) or LOTS OF CUBED
Fresh mint leaves
Cocktail Shaker
2 oz San Palegrino
1/2 oz Cointreau liqueur

NOTE: Because of the vanilla notes in this tequila, it’s smooth and unlike other tequila's there isn’t that tequila STING in this drink.

DIRECTIONS: In your shaker place MINT, then MUDDLE the mint with tamper, add your ROCKS ICE, tequila, grapefruit juice, + cointreau. Place lid on. SHAKE FOR 1-2 min until it’s soooooooooo cold!!. Poor into GLASS over rocks ice and enjoy!!


easy tequila cocktail recipe

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SPICY MARGARITA RECIPE || FOOD+LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER NICOLE LEE



I am totally obsessed with limes at the moment. Maybe it has something to do with their green color, and my gravitation towards it since everything is mostly brown here in Arizona. Since I had so many limes left over from my last project I was inspired not only to make good use of them, but there is something about the fact that it is still 100 degrees out side, which calls for a nice cold margarita. Right?

When I usually make my margaritas, I use Patron, and their Patron Orange Liquor. But I wanted to mix it up this time and try something new. This time I tried out OLMECA AlTOS 100% Agave Plata Tequila and it’s rated at 96 points. Let me tell you it’s amazing, so smooth! You have to try it out.  As well as Cointreau instead of the patron, the outcome is a refreshing heavenly cocktail that you keep coming back for more.


SPICY JALAPENO MARGARITAS :

For the recipe: this yields 2 margaritas ( double if making more, cut in half if making one at a time) 

You will need : 

  • 1 cocktail shaker
  • 2 cups of ice, 2 lowball glasses , (mason jars work wonders) 
  • 2 jalapeno's
  • 4 0z 100% clear Agave Tequila ( OLMECA ALTOS is what i would suggest!)
  • 1.5 oz Cointreau
  • 1-2 limes
  • Lime juice sqeezer
  • knife

METHOD : 

Slice the limes in half set aside. Slice the jalapeños into round quarters, its up to you how spicy you want your margarita, so add as many as you'd to your cocktail shaker. Then squeeze in 1 half of the lime juice, add in about 1 /2 cup of ice, and all of the tequila and cointreau. SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE! Place the rest of ice into the two glasses and pour the margarita over the ice and drink immediately. ENJOY! 

NoteIts up to you how much lime, or jalapeño you want your margarita to taste like, so your free to get creative and mix it up just the way you like!! 



 

CHEERS FRIENDS !! 

-Nicole

 

 

 

this Recipe was adapted from the lovley Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl Margarita : www.bethenny.com 

COINTREAU : http://us.cointreau.com/lasoiree/ 

OLMECA ALTOS TEQUILA : http://www.altostequila.com