The cantarito has proven the point for years: grapefruit and tequila are a fantastic mix. In the Patron grapefruit, the duo makes another appearance, this time backing a blanco (or silver) tequila with grapefruit juice and a hint of orange liqueur. It's a very refreshing drink and a perfect tequila cocktail for hot summer days.
As you might have guessed from the name, this cocktail recipe comes from Patron. It was made to feature the brand's silver tequila, with an accent from Citronge, their tequila-based orange liqueur. Though any pairing of the two types of spirits will do, the recommendations are a nice place to begin.
There is something about this simple cocktail, with its lightly spicy silver tequila and the tangy citrus of grapefruit, that is near divine. Fresh grapefruit juice is wonderful in this recipe—the bottled and concentrated versions leave a lot to be desired so you'll want to get your juicer out for this one.
Gather the ingredients.
In an old-fashioned glass, pour the tequila and orange liqueur over ice.
Fill with grapefruit juice and add a splash of club soda.
Garnish with lemon and lime slices.
Serve and enjoy!
- The average grapefruit will yield between 5 and 6 ounces of juice. Plan on one piece of fruit for each drink you mix up and you'll likely have a little leftover.
- Having the lemon and lime garnishes available to squeeze into the drink is a nice citrus contrast to the grapefruit. Yet, if it's the only fruit you have, a grapefruit slice would be a nice option as well. It's a larger fruit, so a full slice might overwhelm the glass; fix that by cutting each slice in half.
This is such an easy recipe to make by the pitcher. Serve it at a get-together or simply enjoy a ready-made cocktail from the fridge whenever you like. Simply keep the ingredients in proportion and increase each for the number of servings you need.
For instance, in the average 60-ounce pitcher, combine 8 ounces (1 cup) tequila, 2 ounces Citronge, and 32 ounces grapefruit juice. That will leave enough room for ice and a generous pour of club soda to be added just before serving. It should serve about 8 drinks.