Tips From the Pros: Grilled Citrus Cocktails
December 18, 2012
Eat, drink and be merry – it’s easy with a delicious grilled cocktail, courtesy of GrillGrrrl!
If you love the smokiness the grill imparts in food, then you will love this classic citrus cocktail with a twist. By grilling the lemons and lime, the fruit caramelizes and gets a nice char while also making them extra juicy for squeezing into your pitcher.
This recipe makes a pitcher of margaritas, roughly 4 very large glasses.
- 3 lbs limes/lemons plus a few oranges, sliced in half
- ½ cup sugar
- 3/4 cup tequila
- 1/4 cup triple sec
- 1 cup simple syrup to taste
- 1 pitcher full of ice
Dip the sliced citrus in a bowl of sugar so they have a light coating. Grill the citrus on medium high heat until they have char marks. Let them rest until they are cool enough to be juiced . Fill your margarita pitcher halfway full of ice, then add the tequila and trip sec. Add the juice to the ice/tequila mixture- by adding it to ice it will help cut the tartness of the citrus. Add the simple syrup in small batches until the proper sweetness is achieved.