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Clinton Kelly's Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

Clinton Kelly Cucumber Wasabi Martini
Give your regular margarita a kick!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
1
cost
$
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Sometimes you need to add a little spice to your life. This drink is just the way to do it.
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ingredients
  • For the Spicy Salt:
  • kosher salt
  • 1 Habanero pepper (sliced)
  • .
  • For the Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 habanero (sliced)
  • .
  • For the Ice Cubes:
  • habanero slices (from simple syrup recipe)
  • 1 grapefruit (sliced into small wedges or quarters)
  • water
  • .
  • For the Margarita:
  • 2 ounce tequila
  • 2 ounce fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 2 spicy ice cubes
  • 1/2 - 1 ounce spicy simple syrup
  • Spicy Salt
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    kosher salt
    1 Habanero pepper (sliced)
    For the Spicy Salt: Combine salt and pepper in a food processor. Ground together and set aside.
  • 2
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup water
    For the Simple Syrup: In a small sauce pot add sugar and water. Cook over medium heat until sugar is diluted into the water.
  • 3
    1 habanero (sliced)
    Add the habanero and steep for a few minutes.
  • 4
       
    Strain out the habanero slices and reserve on a separate plate. Set aside the simple syrup for the cocktail.
  • 5
    habanero slices (from simple syrup recipe)
    1 grapefruit (sliced into small wedges or quarters)
    water
    For the Ice Cubes: In each cavity of an ice cube tray add a slice of grapefruit and a slice of habanero pepper (reserved from making the simple syrup). Fill tray up with water and put into the freezer to solidify. When ready to make drink take out of freezer to use.
  • 6
    2 ounce tequila
    2 ounce fresh pink grapefruit juice
    1 ounce orange liqueur
    2 spicy ice cubes
    1/2 - 1 ounce spicy simple syrup
    Spicy Salt
    For the Margarita: Dip glass in salt to cover the rim. Combine the tequila, grapefruit juice, orange liqueur and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine and strain into a salted margarita glass. Add ice cubes and serve.
 
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