Having a carton of grapefruit juice taking up space in my fridge makes me want one specific drink, a Hemingway daiquiri. I fell in love with them on our trip to New Orleans a few years back and often find myself debating if I should order one when out. There are some great bartenders in New York City but I'm weirdly specific with my drinks and I don't like being on the receiving end of a blank stare. You know what I'm talking about. So I went over the ingredients to see if I could come up with something similar, but different since we're out of rum. Lime, grapefruit, simple syrup... it all sounds very much like the makings of a margarita. Two grapefruit and tequila recipes in a row, why not?
2 ounces grapefruit juice
1.5 ounces tequila
1.5 ounces lime juice
1 ounce grand marnier
.5 ounce cayenne simple syrup
To make the cayenne simple syrup add equal parts sugar and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add cayenne pepper to taste. I made only half an ounce so I used just a dash.
Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake with ice. Run the lime over the rim of the glass and dip in salt. Pour into the glass, garnish with a slice of lime, and enjoy!