photo courtesy of Jarritos
In Mexico it is much more common to drink a cocktail made with grapefruit juice or soda (a Paloma) than with lime juice (the "traditional" Margarita). Go figure that we associate an "American " favorite (we are all Americans after all) so strongly with Mexico, just like we celebrate Cinco de Mayo (the date of a relatively minor battle against the French), rather than Mexivo's true Independence Day of September 16th (freedom from Spain!). Oh well, I digress...In a no brainer, I decided to use the bottle of Toronja/Grapefruit soda to make this cocktail. Again. Chris and I did a taste test of the soda on its own, and both of us found it to be very pleasant (and I'm not a big soda drinker)...I could seriously drink this soda on its own an enjoy it (everything in moderation). I mixed up the cocktail and just said "Wow," this is pretty darn good! This complimented the Lemon Lime Chicken Tacos we had for dinner last night perfectly...give this a try, it is seriously good...
2 oz. tequila blanca (silver)
1 big juicy lime wedge
Fill a 10oz. glass with ice, squeeze the lime wedge over the ice and drop into the glass. Pour the tequila over the ice and top with the grapefruit soda. Sit back in a scenic location (I like my deck) and be transported to Mexico.