Upgrade your cocktail routine with this bergamot black tea infused grapefruit margarita! It’s lightly sweetened with agave nectar and includes zero artificial ingredients.
Bergamot is known for its citrus punch (think Earl Grey) with a zesty bitter flavor that adds backbone to this vibrant cocktail. Not only does bergamot add earthy notes, but it also contains antioxidants that help support cellular regeneration. Bergamot tea can be used instead of traditional bitters in cocktails to achieve a similar depth of flavor.
Note: leave out the tequila for a citrusy, tea mocktail that refreshes.
Grapefruit adds sweet, tart flavor to the cocktail along with a dose of vitamin-C. Look for pure ruby red grapefruit juice without added sugar or you can squeeze your own from fresh ripe grapefruit.
Agave nectar blends seamlessly with the other ingredients with no gritty texture left behind. Agave nectar is mild in flavor allowing the tea, tequila, and grapefruit to stand out while lending a subtle sweetness that balances the tartness. If you prefer your margarita on the tart side, forgo the agave nectar.
When it comes to choosing a tequila for your margarita, a gold or reposado tequila hits the mark with an aged flavor that isn’t too overwhelming. This type of tequila is aged in oak barrels for at least 60 days.
- 1 sachet Pique Bergamot Black Fasting Tea
- 1 ounce filtered hot water
- 3 oz. grapefruit juice
- 1 1/2 oz. gold tequila
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 tsp agave nectar
- 1 ½ cups ice
- 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
- 1 wedge of lime
- 1 slice of grapefruit
Dissolve tea in hot water in a small cup. Transfer to refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool. Pour sea salt onto a small plate. Rub a wedge of lime onto one side of a cocktail glass and dip into sea salt. Add 1 cup of ice to a cocktail glass. Set aside.
Add 1/2 cup of ice to a pint glass. Pour in chilled tea, tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and agave nectar. Stir for 5 seconds to combine. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.