Grapefruit Margaritas

TGIF, right readers?  Or perhaps I should say TGISB–thank goodness it’s spring break!  Well, it is for me at least, and I want to celebrate with a drink (One?  Who am I kidding here?).  More specifically, this drink.  These grapefruit margaritas.  Wow.

I’ve have made them a couple of times and just fell in love with them.  I’m a big grapefruit fan, so I figured I’d like them.  I completely underestimated how much I loved them.  Sweet-tart pink or red grapefruit, orange liqueur, a splash of fresh lime, and a generous dose of tequila–I mean what’s NOT to love?  Cheers, reader.  Happy Friday.  Or happy spring break.  Or happy Tuesday…whichever you’re celebrating.

Are you a grapefruit fan, as well?  You know I’ve got you!

grapefruit margaritas

Say cheers to citrus season with these sweet, tart, perfectly pink grapefruit margaritas.  Make a double batch.  Just trust me.


Grapefruit Margaritas

from Confections of a Foodie Bride



3 oz. tequila (I like Hornitos.)

2 oz. orange liqueur such as Triple Sec or Cointreau

2 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice, from approx. 2 limes

6 oz. fresh-squeezed pink or red grapefruit juice, from 2 medium grapefruits

simple syrup, to taste (optional)

salt, for rim (optional)

grapefruit wedges, for serving



1.  Mix tequila, orange liqueur, lime, and grapefruit juices well. If you think you need a little more sweetness, add a splash of simple syrup.

2.  Rub one of the used lime or grapefruit rinds around the rim of two glasses and dip in cocktail salt, if desired.  Fill each glass with ice and pour in the margarita.


yield: 2 drinks (So you’ll probably want to make a double batch.  Just sayin…)

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  1. That Girl
    March 9, 2012 / 9:13 am

    Happy Spring Break to you!

  2. Natalie
    March 9, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    Enjoy your SB! This looks like a great way to celebrate–I love margaritas and haven't ever tried grapefruit..passing this recipe on to my bartender (aka hubby ;))

  3. Rebecca
    March 9, 2012 / 8:23 pm

    We don't use simple syrup in our margaritas either! Tastes just as great! LOVE grapefruit, so I'll definitely have to try this!!

  4. Kira
    March 9, 2012 / 10:33 pm

    Happy Spring Break! I definitely miss Spring Break now that I'm not in school anymore, but we're taking a trip in April, so just a little over a month before my "Spring Break". Enjoy some margaritas!

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