Subscriptions eNews Send Us Files Login

Recipes

Charred Citrus Margaritas

Serves 4

Cook Time: 3 - 5 minutes

There's no better way to celebrate an event than with tasty beverages. These margaritas are perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any festive occasion! The flavors are grand, but to bump it up just a bit more, try using big flake smoked sea salt (Maldon) with the tiniest pinch of smoked paprika mixed in to salt the rim of the glass. ¡QUE RICO!

Ingredients

  • 6 limes, cut in half
  • 3 lemons, cut in half

Simple Syrup

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water

Each Margarita

  • 1/4 cup smoked sea salt
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika
  • 3 oz. tequila blanco
  • 1 oz. charred citrus juice
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime wheels, for garnish

Directions

Set up grill for direct heat using medium-high heat. Brush and oil grates. Place citrus cut-side down on the grill and cook until dark grill marks form, about 2 to 4 minutes. Remove fruit and when it is cool enough to handle, juice them with your citrus juicer of choice; you should have about 1 cup. Place in air-tight container and chill in refrigerator. Juice will keep for several days.

NOTE: When grilling fruit of any kind, just be sure that the grates are brushed clean and oiled. There is no need to oil the fruit or especially to add sugar to it. Sugar will just burn on the grill and we are looking for the natural sugars to caramelize; burnt sugar is not a desirable taste.

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Cool to room temperature.

Mix smoked sea salt and smoked paprika and spread on a small plate. Run a lime around the rim of a glass and then dip in the salt.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously until frost forms on shaker. Add ice to glasses and strain margarita into glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and enjoy!

Recipe from Bull Outdoor Products.

More Recipes

Grilled Chicken Bahn Mi

Bahn Mi is a specialty sandwich made in Vietnam. It combines grilled chicken with a variety of flavors and textures, such as sweet, sour, crunchy, and soft. These unique and tasty flavor combination make this more than just a sandwich!

» Continue

Potato Bacon and Cheddar Grilled Pizza

Pizza is a crowd favorite you can't go wrong with, because there are so many variations and options. This particular pizza captures a smokier taste in the roasted potatoes and crispy bacon and finishes with a cool, creamy ranch drizzle. A perfect dish...

» Continue

Grilled Green Pepper Omelet

Cooking on the grill isn’t simply an afternoon or evening affair, but it’s something that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Waking up to prepare a breakfast meal on the grill can be a brisk start to the morning that yields amazing flavors...

» Continue