This Grapefruit Cocktail Has Contrasting Sweet and Peppery Ingredients

By: Misel Saban - Jan 16, 2016
References: sheknows & sheknows
Drinks with contrasting flavors offer new and unexpected combinations for consumers to experiment with which is increasingly evident in this Spicy Grapefruit Margarita recipe by lifestyle blog She Knows. The rich drink features a combination of sweet ingredients paired with fiery spice with the unexpected addition of chilli peppers.

Traditionally margaritas are sweet and salty drinks containing blended citrus fruits such as lime paired with salt for a contrasting taste. This recipe creatively adds another dynamic flavor profile to the beverage with spicy red chillies that contrasts the sweet element of the lime as well as the bitterness of the salt. The chillies are added in a homemade spicy simple syrup and also in the garnishes. The drink is creatively blue in hue thanks to the grapefruit juice and red chilli pigment.