Grilled Grapefruit Palmoma Cocktail
¼ cup sugar
1 red grapefruit, halved widthwise
¼ cup s.a.l.t. sisters Pacific Ocean Sea Salt
1 cup ice cubes, or as needed
4 ounces tequila
2 tablespoons simple syrup, or to taste, recipe below
4 ounces club soda
Preheat grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
Cut limes in half widthwise. Cut 1 half into 3 wheels.
Pour sugar into a shallow bowl. Dip lime halves, 2 of the limes wheels, and grapefruit into sugar to coat thoroughly.
Place limes and grapefruit cut-side down on the hot grill. Cook, turning lime wheels occasionally, until browned and grill marks from, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet to cool.
Rub remaining lime wheel over the rim of 2 highball glasses. Dip rim in salt. Fill glasses with ice.
Juice grilled lime halves and grapefruit into a small pitcher. Pour in any juices that accumulated on the baking sheet. Stir in tequila and simple syrup. Divide mixture between glasses and top off with club soda.
Garnish with grilled lime wheels.
Makes 1 cup
1 cup raw cane sugar
1 cup water
In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved, allow to cool.
s.a.l.t. sisters Charmane Andrews Skillen