The Roasted Grape Margarita Recipe – Yes Roasted
It’s More Work Than Other Recipes, But Worth It.
Yes you’re reading this correctly, roasted grape! I’ve got to admit that when I first saw this recipe, which comes to us from SweetLifeBake.com, I was somewhat dubious of it. I’ve got to admit though that after trying the Roasted Grape Margarita, it is a truly unique Margarita with a great taste.
Although this Margarita recipe is a lot more work than almost any other Margarita I’ve ever made the Grape Margarita is well worth it. To give you a tip here the 2 pounds of grapes will make you between five and six drinks. My suggestion is to buy your Grapes at Costco in the 4 pound container and then roast and blend them all simply doubling the other ingredients below. Place the mixture in a pitcher in the refrigerator and use it as needed or freeze for later use.
- 1 – 2 pounds of seedless grapes (red or white). The red grapes will give the drink a nice pink color.
- Olive oil.
- Sprinkling of salt and a dash of pepper.
- ½ cup of orange juice.
- 1 tablespoon of orange zest.
- 1/3 cup of lemon juice.
- 1½ ounces of triple sec (per drink).
- 1½ ounces of tequila (per drink).
- Lemon wedges.
- Margarita salt.
- In a large zip lock bag toss the grapes (stems in all), olive oil, salt and pepper and orange zest until the grapes are thoroughly coated.
- Line a large baking pan with aluminum foil and place the grapes in the pan.
- Heat oven to 450°and then roast the grapes for 10 minutes. A word of warning here! Turn on the fan above the oven because in the last 2 minutes of roasting there will be smoke. The equation goes something like this: 450° + olive oil = smoke.
- Remove the Grapes from the oven and allow to cool.
- Once cool remove the grapes from the stems and place them into a paper towel lined bowl. Lightly toss to remove some of the excess olive oil.
- Place grapes into a Margarita blender with the orange and lemon juice and blend to a smooth consistency.
- Pour the grape mixture through a sieve to remove any unblended solids.
- Prepare your Margarita glass by rubbing the rim with a lemon wedge and then pressing it into the Margarita salt.
- Add 5 ounces of the grape mixture, tequila, triple sec and ice to a shaker and shake until the outside of the shaker begins to frost.
- Strain and pour and pour the Roasted Grape Margarita into the Margarita glass, garnish with a lemon wedge.