CINCO DE MAYO TIP: La Floridita Margarita

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in books

Winter Park, FL Ravenous Pig Restaurant Cookbook Project- Shoot Day 2 and 3 Pig Roast and party La Floridita Margarita (Spring) cocktail © ALL PHOTOS COPYRIGHT 2011 BY GARY BOGDON

Spring marks the tail end of Florida’s citrus season and that’s when our Ruby Red grapefruit is at its juiciest. From The Ravenous Pig’s, “Seasons of Florida” cookbook, the La Floridita Margarita is a take on Ernest Hemingway’s favorite daiquiri married with tequila and floral maraschino cherry liqueur. The fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and grapefruit bitters tie it all together.

La Floridita Margarita

Makes 1

1 ounce sour mix
2 ounces Corralejo Blanco tequila
1 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur
1 ounce Ruby Red grapefruit juice
2 dashes Fee Brothers grapefruit bitters

Shake first 5 ingredients with ice and strain into a tall glass of ice rimmed with pink sea salt. Garnish with a wedge of lime and an amarena cherry.