Our Pink Lady Margarita is an original and truly in a class by itself…simply the best of the best! So pretty in natural pink hues and made with an irresistible combination of fresh juices from ruby red grapefruit, red apples and red raspberries, sweetened with agave nectar and blended with fine-quality tequila and liqueurs. Even the salt for the rim is pink. Divine!
Happy Friday before Super Bowl Sunday, y’all!
Are you ready for the Big Game? Have you finalized your menu for good eats, treats and sips yet? We have! Several recipes have caught my eye at Pinterest this year. In fact, The Big Lug and I decided to make Mini BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Slaw and will be using my friend Marcie’s recipe, over at Flavor the Moments, as a base. Mmmm!
Today, we are back with our series of cocktails with the feature called Cocktails-A-Go-Go named appropriately for my blog’s retro theme. I hope you will enjoy the cocktails I have planned for you this year but actually planned for last year. As I’ve expressed before, I am beyond grateful to be back blogging again.
Well…with today being the official kickoff to Super Bowl Weekend, I thought it would be appropriate to share my recipe for The Pink Lady Margarita before sharing Valentine’s Day treat recipes and then venturing into all sorts of wicked badness. I cannot wait to share my latest pastry concoctions! Of course, I always do my very best to offer up both gluten free and grain free recipes into the mix with traditional baked treats. So, please stay tuned.
You knew this special Marg was coming to the blog following our Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice post, right? Of course you knew! You know me, right? Give me any excuse to get my inner mixologist going to whip up a new Margarita cocktail and I’m there!
Honestly, as soon as I took a swig from the blend of freshly squeezed juices from ruby red grapefruit, Honeycrisp apples and red raspberries in my new juicer, I knew that I would call the juice “Pink Lady Juice” and create The Pink Lady Margarita. My mind just works that way whenever I think of citrus. Oh sweet, glorious citrus…how I truly love thee. On my dream list is to one day have a small orchard in my backyard as well as a vegetable and herb garden. I would be in sheer heaven! Total bliss, people.
Speaking of bliss…there is nothing quite like fresh squeezed lime and/or lemon juice to make the most spectacular of Margaritas. No cocktail mix could ever compare. Of course, I do realize that not everyone has a fancy schmancy crushing (or masticating) Breville juicer. (I was lucky to receive mine as a gift from The Big Lug when I was ill this past summer. Mine was purchased at our local Sur la Table, in Carmel, Indiana.) But, my hope is that this cocktail will help convince others to jump on the ever-growing bandwagon and invest in a juicer. Do it for yourself and your family as well as your overall health. The bonus is having fresh juices at the ready for cocktails! Seriously, if you are not juicing yet, y’all are really missing out in so many ways.
Well, I did promise that this cocktail for The Pink Lady Margarita was coming soon to the blog in my post for Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice. So, this post and recipe shouldn’t be a total surprise. But, this cocktail will definitely surprise you! It is darn near beyond description as to how good and satisfying it is. If you are a lover of all things citrus, you truly will think you have died and gone to heaven—or on a tropical vacation.
What makes our Pink Lady Margarita wicked good?
First, Cabo Wabo® Reposado is my #1 choice for the high-quality tequila. It never disappoints and always finishes smooth. Second, the orange liqueurs of choice are Cointreau® and Grand Marnier®. I simply could not make this or any Margarita without them. I love that extra citrus kick in addition to fresh squeezed juices from ruby red grapefruit, Honeycrisp apples and a splash of lime juice—which is so necessary in a true Margarita—as well as fresh red raspberry juice that makes this Pink Lady Margarita truly shine.
Finally, the rim garnish…pink (red) Hawaiian sea salt and California Cara Cara (pink! navel) oranges, sliced into small wedges, and a teasing row of plump red raspberries…all serve as the cherry on top!
Whether you are hosting or invited, or having a quiet bash at home, have a wicked grand time this Super Bowl Sunday, my friends!
Below are Pinterest-friendly sized images to pin at Pinterest!
- For the “Pink Lady Juice” –Makes about 24 ounces.
- 1 large ruby red grapefruit, peeled and chopped
- 2 medium to large Honeycrisp or Pink Lady (red) apples, cored and sliced
- 1 6-ounce (170 grams) package red raspberries, rinsed and dried
- For the Optional Rim & Cocktail Garnishes
- Pink sea salt, such as Alaea Red Hawaiian Sea Salt in Medium Grain, crushed
- Fresh lime wedges, to moisten cocktail glass rims
- Fresh California Cara Cara (pink navel) oranges, sliced into small wedges
- Fresh red raspberries, rinsed and dried
- For the Cocktail
- Ice for cocktail shaker
- 2 ounces (¼ cup) tequila, such as Cabo Wabo® Reposado
- ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) Grand Marnier® Orange Cognac
- ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) orange liqueur, such as Cointreau®
- ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
- 4 ounces (½ cup) fresh "Pink Lady Juice"
- ¼ ounce (1½ teaspoons) agave nectar, optional
- Ice for cocktail, such as mini cubes, optional
- Special Equipment & Supplies
- Cocktail shaker with strainer
- Chilled cocktail glasses
- Cocktail picks to skewer fruit
- Mini cube ice cube trays, for mini ice cubes, optional
- Rimmed shallow plates for rim garnish
Tips:Select the freshest organic fruits and berries for the ultimate in health benefits and the very best cocktail experience. Leftover juice? Freeze into ice cubes for cocktails or popsicles for a refreshing treat! The cook time above indicates juicing time. Original Recipe Source: WickedGoodKitchen.com Copyright © Wicked Good Kitchen. All content and images are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words. Alternatively, link back to this post for the recipe.