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Grapefruit Margarita

Fresh, refreshing tropical twist on the classic cocktail.
Total Time10 mins
Course: cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: grapefruit margarita, margarita, cocktails
Servings: 2


Makes TWO Margaritas:

  • ¾ cup grapefruit juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces triple Sec
  • 3 ounces tequila silver or blanco
  • 1-3 tablespoons simple syrup or to taste
  • 1 lime cut in wedges

Margaritas for 8:

  • 3 cups grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup triple Sec
  • 1 ½ cups tequila silver or blanco
  • 1/2-3/4 cup cup simple syrup or to taste
  • 1 lime sliced
  • sliced grapefruit for garnish optional


Simple Syrup:

  • Add one cup of water and one cup of sugar to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then simmer 2-3 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool.


  • Run the juicy part of a lime wedge around the top rim of the glasses. Add coarse salt to a shallow bowl or plate then dip the rim of the glass into the salt until it’s coated with salt then set aside.
  • Blend the grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice and Cointreau (or Triple Sec) in a cocktail shaker for a small batch or pitcher if you’re making a large batch. 
  • Taste then add the simple syrup one tablespoon at a time until you’ve reached your desired sweetness, tasting after each tablespoon.
  • Fill the prepared glasses with ice then pour in the Grapefruit Margarita mixture. Garnish with a lime or grapefruit wedge then serve right away.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg