Now that the heat has returned, there's nothing like a refreshing cocktail. These grapefruit margaritas are perfectly sweet, sour, and salty!
Who doesn't love a good Margarita? I wanted to be festive and enjoy a refreshing cocktail this past Cinco de Mayo, 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.
What You'll Need
Traditional vs. Grapefruit Margaritas
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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- 14 oz. silver tequila
- 7 oz. Grand Marnier
- 3.5 oz. sweetened lime juice plus more for the rims
- 21 oz. ruby red grapefruit juice
- margarita 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 it into lime juice. Gently shake off excess, then dip into salt. Again, gently shake off any excess. Fill the glass with ice.
- Combine tequila, Grand Marnier, sweetened lime juice, and grapefruit juice in a separate container. Shake well.
- Pour over ice, squeeze and garnish with lime and grapefruit wedges.
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