Have you ever had pomelo? They’re cantaloupe-sized citrus that make a smooth margarita. You could probably eat them, too. But I wouldn’t know 🙂
Maybe you passed them over because your grocery store has them surrounded with signs that say they taste like grapefruit. Pomelo do taste a lot like grapefruit… if grapefruit were less bitter and sweeter. Think of them as Grapefruit Lite, the gateway fruit for grapefruit haters.
You probably won’t even need to sweeten the margarita. And don’t be fooled by the plus size look – the actual fruit inside is no larger than a normal grapefruit. While it might look like you could make an entire pitcher with just 1 pomelo, you can’t.
And that’s too bad.
Sweet pomelo and fresh lime juice make a fantastic cocktail.
- 6 oz pumelo juice
- 2 oz lime juice
- 3 oz tequila
- 2 oz orange liqueur
- Salt, for rim (optional)
- Simple syrup, to taste (optional)
- Stir together all ingredients in a small pitcher.
- Run one of the lime halves around the outside of two glasses.
- Twist the glasses in salt, fill with crushed ice, and fill with margarita.
Yields: 2 drinks
Estimated time: 10 minutes
Mmm this sounds sooo delicious! Love it!
mmm pomelos – I’m opposite of you, don’t drink ’em but do eat 🙂 Don’t throw away the lovely pith! It can be used in savory dishes (recipe here: http://hungerhunger.blogspot.com/2011/05/pomelo-pith-with-roasted-pork.html)
Hhahaa, I LOL’ed at “grapefruit lite, the gateway fruit for grapefruit haters.” 🙂 Gorgeous shot, and delicious sounding cocktail recipe!
I’ve never been brave enough to even buy a pomelo because they look so…large. I’ve obviously been missing out!
ahh i wish i was a bigger fan of tequila because these look soo good!
What a creative use for pomelos!