The Pink Lady Margarita

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The Pink Lady Margarita by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Our Pink Lady Margarita is an original and 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, red raspberries and a splash of lime, sweetened with agave nectar and blended with fine-quality tequila and liqueurs. Even the salt for the rim is pink. Divine! | cocktail recipeCocktails A-Go-Go:
The Pink Lady Margarita

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!

The Pink Lady Margarita by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Our Pink Lady Margarita is an original and 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, red raspberries and a splash of lime, sweetened with agave nectar and blended with fine-quality tequila and liqueurs. Even the salt for the rim is pink. Divine! | cocktail recipe

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.

The Pink Lady Margarita by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Our Pink Lady Margarita is an original and 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, red raspberries and a splash of lime, sweetened with agave nectar and blended with fine-quality tequila and liqueurs. Even the salt for the rim is pink. Divine! | cocktail recipe

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.

The Pink Lady Margarita by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Our Pink Lady Margarita is an original and 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, red raspberries and a splash of lime, sweetened with agave nectar and blended with fine-quality tequila and liqueurs. Even the salt for the rim is pink. Divine! | cocktail recipe

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!

Cheers!

xo,

stacysig

 

 

 

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The Pink Lady Margarita by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Our Pink Lady Margarita is an original and 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, red raspberries and a splash of lime, sweetened with agave nectar and blended with fine-quality tequila and liqueurs. Even the salt for the rim is pink. Divine! | cocktail recipe

The Pink Lady Margarita by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Our Pink Lady Margarita is an original and 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, red raspberries and a splash of lime, sweetened with agave nectar and blended with fine-quality tequila and liqueurs. Even the salt for the rim is pink. Divine! | cocktail recipe

The Pink Lady Margarita by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Our Pink Lady Margarita is an original and 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, red raspberries and a splash of lime, sweetened with agave nectar and blended with fine-quality tequila and liqueurs. Even the salt for the rim is pink. Divine! | cocktail recipe

The Pink Lady Margarita Cocktail

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes one (1) large cocktail.

The Pink Lady Margarita Cocktail

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

Prepare the “Pink Lady Juice”: Using a juicer, process grapefruit first. Then follow with the apples and raspberries. Skim any unwanted foam from the top and discard. Whisk and pour into a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to use.

Prepare the Rim Garnish: Place salt into a rimmed shallow plate. Moisten cocktail glass rims by rubbing sliced limes around rim. Immediately, dip rim of glass into plate to coat with salt.

Prepare the Cocktail: Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add remaining cocktail ingredients and shake vigorously, about 20 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish rim as desired with Cara Cara orange wedges and raspberries. If desired, add mini ice cubes to cocktail glass. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

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

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About Stacy

Stacy Bryce is a recipe developer and member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). Her passion is developing original conventional baking recipes as well as special diet recipes to include dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free. You can follow Stacy at Pinterest.

Comments

  1. Stacy, I love margaritas, and you’re so right — no cocktail mix! Fresh lime juice all the way. 🙂 This is such a beautiful color, and I really need to try this — it sounds beyond refreshing! I hope you enjoy the pulled pork come Sunday, and thank you for the shout out! I’m so glad your feeling better and back to blogging, but I think I’ve already said that a few times, haven’t I? 😉 Have a wonderful Super Bowl weekend! Pinned.
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  2. Maria | Pink Patisserie says:

    Yay! It’s here! Ive been waiting with baited breath for you to post this and am so glad you did for this weekend! So pretty and pink Hawaiian salt as a rimmer is perfection! I couldn’t agree more with you about homemade mixers. They simply are the only way to go. Definitely worth the effort.Thanks so much for your HAWK love and support! We’re feelin it! GO HAWKS!

    • Thank you, Maria! I’m so glad you were looking forward to this recipe. Thanks for stopping by and have a fun Super Bowl Sunday! GO HAWKS! xo

  3. Your cocktails are always so gorgeous! This margarita sounds so refreshing! Love it! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend!
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  4. Now this is a margarita! I agree no mixes for me either. What a what to usher in the weekend! Hope you have a great one!
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    • Thank you, Z! We both had grapefruit going on today. You baked up one wicked Bundt pound cake! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Super Bowl weekend!

  5. I am loving your pink kick lately! And I really want one of these margs!
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    • Thank you, Nora! It’s sort of coincidental that detox and Valentine’s Day can be pink together, no? Thanks for stopping by and have a fun Super Bowl weekend!

  6. Oh boy, after my long day at work, I may have to whip up this drink!
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  7. Aaw, I love that your husband got you the juicer, so so sweet 🙂 This is seriously the prettiest Margarita ever, Stacy! The color is just gorgeous and I love how refreshing it is! Perfect recipe to kick off the weekend!

  8. Wow, this sounds absolutely delicious! Margaritas are my favorite and this is one I will definitely have to make myself! Your hubby is so nice! I’m going to have to pull out my juicer! Love it! 🙂
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    • Thank you for the compliments, Terri! One day we will have to share Margaritas together. It’s my favorite cocktail! Yes, drag out that juicer and get juicing, baby! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. Cheers! xo

  9. What an absolute gorgeous margarita, Stacy! The color is just stunning and the name is perfect – this is a must for the weekend! 🙂
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  10. I adore margaritas AND the color pink so this drink recipe is right up my alley! So happy to have discovered your fabulous website & look forward to more of your posts. If you’re a fan of wine, food, & entertaining please swing by my website when you get a minute – thanks & Cheers:)

    • Thank you for stopping by and for the compliments, Stephanie! I did stop by your site and commented on your lovely citrus salad…so very up my alley! I look forward to reading your future posts as well. Thank you for following me via Bloglovin’. I have followed you back. 🙂 Have a fun Super Bowl Sunday. Cheers!

  11. Wow, I think this could be dessert Stacy. It looks and sounds wonderful, love all the fresh fruit. Sadly I do not have a juicer but you’re really making me want one!
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  12. Okay gotta be honest here—you hit a weak spot. Margaritas! I love the name Pink Lady—-sounds so refined—-of course while you are having more than one and turning pink. Ha.
    Looks fabulous, darlin’.
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  13. I wish I would have seen these sooner. Would have loved to have these at our super bowl party today. So yummy!
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  14. This cocktail is so very pretty!! Do I need to wait until Friday to have one? I think not 😉

  15. Stacy, my friend, absolutely no mix for me too. This margarita I can imagine is amazing. The color is simply perfect. I just wish I had one right in my hand now.
    Hope you had a great weekend. Superbowl was amazing, what a turn in the game. Although, I’m not a big fan, this was a game I thoroughly enjoyed. Have a great week my friend.
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  16. I am such a sucker for margaritas. I love the color of it too! Plus, by the way, the name of your blog is fantastic. Love it! I only wish I had stumbled upon your blog sooner!
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  17. What a beautiful cocktail! I’m wondering why there isn’t one in my hand right now. Thank goodness I have a juicer! 🙂
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  18. Ahh! How beautiful. Loving this upcoming Cocktails-A-Go-Go series, Stacy (:
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    • Thank you, Monica! I started the Cocktails A-Go-Go series in my first year of blogging and have picked up right where I left off. 🙂 Cheers!

  19. Now that’s one good looking cocktail, love that raspberry garnish!
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  20. I can’t even tell you how good this looks to me right now. And it’s 9 a.m. Love the Hawaiian salt! Thanks for the nice comments you have left me on my page regarding losing my dad 🙂 You’re so sweet.
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    • Hahaha! I think any time is a good time for a Margarita, Ashley! My pleasure, girl. Meanwhile, I hope you are doing well and that you enjoyed your getaway to NYC with your sweet husband. xo

  21. Pretty in Pink and welcome back. GREG

  22. Oh heavens – Stacy – if you stare at this gorgeous cocktail long enough, it mesmerizes you! I don’t drink – but if I did, I would be on this like white on rice! Love that pink lady juice!
    Btw – I sure hope you and the big lug are able to have a small orchard and a vegetable and herb garden in your backyard soon!
    xxs

    • Thank you, Shashi! Yes…runners usually don’t drink cocktails with alcohol. They need to stay hydrated for the run! 🙂 Therefore, you must try the juice alone. You will love it. Thanks for the positive thoughts on the small orchard and vegetable and herb garden! xxs

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