A Citrusy Celebration

Miss Mojito’s good college pal just started medical school in Norfolk, and a trip east was in order to help her friend explore a new town. We chatted over champagne, enjoyed a few tapas and indulged in the kind of reminiscing that old friends do so well.

Of course, a weekend of good times isn’t complete without a signature cocktail. To celebrate our friend’s accomplishments, tequila was the drink of choice. As August comes to an end, my goal is to make the most of summery drinks while I still can! I’ve been reading about the Cantarito, aIMG_0160 citrus and tequila drink that uses grapefruit soda, and decided that this weekend was as good as any to give the delectable mix a test run.

Unfortunately, grapefruit soda proved harder to come by than I had hoped. (I hear a Mexican market might be my best bet for finding this particular beverage, so I’ll report back on grapefruit soda cocktails once I’ve put my hands on a bottle.) I improvised with grapefruit juice for flavor and agave nectar syrup for sweetness. What this drink lacks in fizz it makes up for in flavor.

Since our friend just moved into her (stellar) apartment only a week ago, she was a bit short in the housewares department. So, as you can see from the photo, plastic cups came to the rescue!

A Modified Cantarito
Serves two.

  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice (about 1 small lime)
  • 1 oz. lemon juice (about 3/4 medium lemon)
  • 1 oz. orange juice (about 1/2 orange)
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice (Miss Mojito recommends Simply Grapefruit)
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 4 oz. tequila
  • Orange slices, for garnish
  • Ice

Pour all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour over ice and serve with orange slices.

IMG_0195What shoes did I wear while Cantarito-concocting, you might ask? Well, it’s a pair that has absolutely nothing to do with the Cantarito, but I’m so utterly obsessed with them that I had to share. I got these brown leather peep-toes at Target for a steal at $30. But, lucky you, they’re now available on Target.com for $14.98! I promise you’ll find yourself creating excuses to wear these Frye-inspired, Mossimo sandals. Plus, they’re a stellar transitional shoe as we head into September: the peep-toe sandal styling screams “summer” while the brown leather nods to fall. And despite the 3.75-inch heel, they were just comfortable enough for some nightlife exploring in Norfolk.

Posted by Miss Mojito.

5 responses to “A Citrusy Celebration

  1. Miss Mojito,
    Since we live in different cities, I hope it is okay that I just bought the same Mossimo peep-toes. :-) $15!!! Incredible! They really are a perfect transition-to-fall shoe. And, I like the thicker heel. Great find! Now I just need some dark purple nail color.

  2. Wow, I’m so excited that I inspired Ms S&C to buy a shoe! You won’t be sorry. I’ll give you a heads-up if I plan on wearing that particular pair on any future northern VA trips!

  3. Miss M, I found grapefruit soda at Whole Foods — brand is Izze. Can’t wait to try in your citrusy cocktail.

  4. I must get our friend some proper drinking vessels post haste! You know how I feel about solo cups in an non-tailgate situation.

  5. Hey, I have those shoes. Someone asked me if they were Pedro Garcia. No ma’am – Target. Cute!

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