Pardon the Pamplemousse

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Pardon the frequency, but my affinity for pink citrus has expanded beyond my daily Pamplemousse Le Croix ritual at the office. I perused through my iPhone photo gallery the other evening, only to notice that grapefruit has appeared in more than a few snapshots from the past week.

Porcellino's bruléed grapefruit (below) is my favorite weekend bite--imagine a cold grapefruit half with a thick molasses crust torched to crispy perfection. A healthy créme brulée, if you will? Oh, and I highly recommend the yogurt and granola as a pairing. It's the best taste and presentation of yogurt & granola that Memphis, Tennessee has ever seen.


The paloma at Hog & Hominy (pictured below) temporarily subdued the 110-degree heat index earlier this week. I swooned over the refreshing square ice cubes and center-dunked slice of grapefruit. Utterly smooth and refreshing, the tequila cocktail pushed me to post on social media that every productive Monday should end with a paloma.

My recipe below is a summer Caramelized version of a pamplemousse cocktail. Roll out the bar cart and shake away this upcoming weekend! This pamplemousse fizz is ideal for kicking back on the front patio.

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 Makes 1 serving

Grapefruit wedge Margarita salt Ice cubes 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice 3 tablespoons tequila 1 jalapeño pepper slice 1/2 lime Pamplemousse Le Croix

1. Rub the rim of a glass with a grapefruit wedge; dip in margarita salt to coat.

2. Fill glass with ice cubes. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice, and 1 jalapeño pepper slice. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled.

3. Strain into prepared glass. Top with Le Croix. Garnish, if desired.

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