Makes 8 12-ounce drinks
Here’s a classic Mexican tequila cocktail which is traditionally made with a grapefruit soda, either Jarritos or Squirt. Our version uses fresh grapefruit juice and sweetened lime juice. We think it pairs well with any of our brunch recipes.
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
6 tablespoons sugar
2 cups fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
2 cups 100% agave silver tequila (our favorite is Milagro)
1/2 teaspoon salt
A lime half for moistening the glass rims
Coarse (Kosher) salt
Ice cubes (you’ll need 6 to 7 cups—small ones are best)
8 ounces sparkling water
In a pitcher, stir together the lime juice, sugar and 1 cup water until the sugar has dissolved. Add the grapefruit juice and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
Add the tequila and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the pitcher to finish the base. Moisten the rims of the glasses with the cut side of the lime. Spread coarse salt on a small plate, then upend the glasses into the salt to crust the rims. Fill the glasses 3/4 full with ice and add 6 ounces of the tequila mixture to each. Top off each cocktail with 1 ounce sparkling water, stir to combine and enjoy.