Sunday, January 16, 2011

Salted Ginger Rimmed Ruby Red Rita

Now that we are into the mid month of January everyone's already sick of short winter days when darkness falls and not much to do. So I think it's a good time to start game night with your friends, neighbors or family and rock out a batch of these Ruby Red Grapefruit Margaritas with Salted Ginger rims. They are spectacular, refreshing and wiz to whip up.

Quit being bored and get out the pictionary, deck of cards or serve these at your next football playoff game get-together or Super Bowl party this month. Everyone will go nuts over them and you be the hit of party.

I personally enjoy it on the rocks but you can mix it up with some ice in the blender, throw it in a cute little glass and garnish with a wedge of fresh lime and grapefruit. The bold ginger-salted rim makes it less than ordinary.

Salted Ginger Rimmed Ruby Red Rita
Serves 4 People

2 Tablespoons Crystalized Ginger, Finely Minced
2 Tablespoons Pink Himalayan Salt, Medium Ground
4 oz Ginger Ale Soda
2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
2 oz Cup Fresh Lime Juice
16 oz Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
5 oz Gold Tequila
Crushed Ice
Fresh Ruby Red Grapefuit, Slices (Garnish)
Fresh Lime, Sliced (Garnish)

*Tequila is optional and makes a fantastic virgin drink that everyone will enjoy!
**Crystalized Ginger is usually in the specialty spice section.

Mix the crystalized Ginger and Pink Himalayan Salt together and place on a small dish spreading it out.

With a lime or grapefruite wedge moisten the rim of the glasses and roll glass in the ginger salt mixture to coat.

Fill the glasses with the crushed ice.

In a separate container combine the ginger ale, orange, lime and grapefruit juice with the gold tequila and mix together.

Pour into margarita glasses and garnish with fresh lime and grapefruit wedges.