Happy New Year! It’s the dead of winter and this kat is missing her sunshine in a big way. So how about a little liquid vitamin C to make up for the lack of vitamin D?

A bartender in Florida taught me how to make these–ruby red grapefruit and half a lime, freshly squeezed, with your favorite tequila and some Patron Citronge…YESSSSSS. It’s as close as you can get to a virtual vacation in a sugar-rimmed glass with ice. Let’s get the party started right heah!

1 ruby red grapefruit, squeezed–about 6 oz. or 3/4 cup
1/2 lime, squeezed
2:1 ratio tequila:Citronge (4 oz. tequila/2 oz. Patron Citronge)
2 sugar-rimmed glasses of your choice

So much the better if you have the holy grail of margarita vessels as I do from a trip to Cabo long ago…but, really, any glass will do. And if you don’t feel like squeezin’ by hand, Noble in the produce section is a good bet. You already know how to sugar-rim a glass, right? Simply run the lime around the edge, then dip into a plate of coarse sugar.

Cheers to ya! And here’s to all good things in 2011 for you and me!