Gail Simmons' Charred Pomelo Twist

Gail Simmons' Charred Pomelo Twist was created with this summer's heat in mind!

Gail Simmons' Charred Pomelo Twist was created with this summer's heat in mind!

Ingredients

Gail Simmons' Charred Pomelo Twist

  • 1 Pink Grapefruit
  • 1/2 Cup Pure Leaf Sweet Iced Tea
  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Fine Smoked Salt

Directions

Gail Simmons' Charred Pomelo Twist

Canola oil for grill
1 pink grapefruit, quartered
1/2 cup Pure Leaf Sweet Tea
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon fine smoked salt
Ice

Heat a grill pan to medium high heat and brush with canola oil. Add quartered grapefruit, flesh side down, and grill until well charred, 2–3 minutes per cut side. Remove from grill and allow to cool.

Juice grapefruit, straining seeds and reserving one juiced wedge. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together charred grapefruit juice and cilantro. Add Sweet Tea and plenty of ice and shake until well chilled.

Rub the rim of two rocks glasses with the reserved grapefruit wedge. Spread the smoked salt on a plate and swirl the rims of each glass through the salt to coat. Add ice to glasses.

Strain the grapefruit/tea mixture into the glasses. Garnish each with a few cilantro leaves and serve immediately.

Optional: Add 2 oz mezcal to mixture before shaking.

Pomelo Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Pomelo Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.