Now that the heat has returned, there’s nothing like a refreshing cocktail. This grapefruit margarita recipe is perfectly sweet, sour, and salty!
Fresh Grapefruit Margaritas
Who doesn’t love a good Margarita? This past Cinco de Mayo, I wanted to be festive and enjoy a refreshing cocktail, but I wasn’t in the mood for the regular sweet Margaritas. So, I decided to get creative. This grapefruit Margarita recipe was the result. It is perfectly sour, a little sweet, and as salty as you like.
Traditional Margaritas vs. Our Grapefruit Margarita
While nobody knows who originally invented the Margarita, we do know that a Margarita is traditionally a combination of tequila, orange liqueur (triple sec), and lime juice with equal parts orange liqueur and lime juice. We brightened things up by reducing the amount of lime juice, and adding additional grapefruit juice. The result is a refreshing, mildly sweet, and slightly sour cocktail, perfect for a summertime happy hour.
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- 2 oz. silver tequila
- 1 oz. triple sec
- 1/2 oz. sweetened lime juice (1 Tbsp.)
- 3 oz. ruby red grapefruit juice
- kosher salt
For salted rim:
- Pour a little sweetened lime juice onto a small plate. Then pour some salt on another small plate. Take an empty glass and dip into lime juice. Gently shake off excess, then dip into salt. Again, gently shake off any excess. Fill glass with ice.
- In a separate container - combine tequila, triple sec, ½ oz. of lime juice, and grapefruit. Shake well.
- Pour over ice, garnish with lime and grapefruit slices and enjoy!