Cinco de Mayo never disappoints on the indulgence scale. From guac and chips to a taco platter, there is no lack of flavorful choices to celebrate this holiday. My new go to cocktail is the Grapefruit Beergarita. It is the perfect crowd pleaser. You can make the cocktail mix ahead of time and top of the glasses with beer as needed. Friends will love the tartness of the grapefruit and the carbonation of the beer. It is the perfect pairing.
Here is the recipe:
Lime Wedge (for rimming the glasses)
16 oz. Grapefruit Juice
12 oz Tequila
8 oz Lime Juice
2.5 Tablespoons Agave (optional)
16 oz Mexican Beer
Pour a little kosher salt into a shallow dish. Wet the rim of your glass with the lime wedge and dip each glass into the salt. Mix together the grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice and agave and set aside in a pitcher. When ready to serve, add ice to each glass and pour mixture from pitcher into each glass, then top each drink with the beer.
This recipe has been modified from one of my favorite new cookbooks The Dude Diet. The author, Serena Wolf has mastered the art of recreating indulgent favorites with a healthy twist. I took her grapefruit beergarita recipe and changed it up so that it can cater to a crowd. You and your friends will not be disappointed with this cocktail.