Fresh Grapefruit Margaritas

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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Grapefruit Margarita

A refreshing twist on the classic margarita.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 267kcal


  • 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.

For drink:

  • 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!


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 137mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 22.9mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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  • Reply
    May 14, 2018 at 9:05 am

    5 stars
    Finally had these yesterday and they were delicious! Very refreshing and I must admit, it was hard to stop at two!

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      May 14, 2018 at 11:05 am

      Who says you have to stop at two?! Lol…

  • Reply
    May 14, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    5 stars
    This was so good. Yum-o!

  • Reply
    May 24, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    5 stars
    Excellent. I was trying to make something similar from a local restaurant and found this one! Refreshing and not too sweet. You could add a little agave if you like them sweeter.

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