Grapefruit Margaritas

Published May 1, 2013 by jenmatteson

It might be spring in Minnesota…finally.  Though I’m not convinced it’s here to stay seeing as though the forecast says snow on Thursday.  Perfect, I thought, because I was really starting to miss the snow 😦  But, let’s focus on the positive.  It was in the 70s all weekend long.  It’s getting closer to my kind of weather.  We had our neighbors over for dinner on Friday, after the four of us attended a fun FREE wine tasting at our local liquor store.  Probably not as much fun for the pregnant one, but she seems to always have a great time no matter what.  I really love that about her!  With this pleasant heat wave we’re having, we actually got enjoy our deck for a bit with drinks and appetizers before we headed over to the wine tasting.  AMAZING!

Grapefruit Margaritas

I was in the mood to make a classic summer cocktail since the weather was so nice, and I came across Nicole’s grapefruit margarita on Prevention RD.  Sounded perfect enough for me!  Fresh squeezed grapefruit and lime juice, mixed with some tequilla, all those things sounded perfect.  First, I reserved some of the juices for a mocktail for the mommy-to-be.  I just added a little bit of Sprite to her juices and garnished the same.  The result was still wonderful and she really seemed to enjoy it.  For the non-mommy-to-be drinks, I put all the ingredients (doubled, maybe more) in a shaker (it was filled to the brim), shook ‘er up, and poured.  Wow.  The three of us put down the entire shaker in about 30 minutes.  Once we returned from the tasting, we promptly finished another before dinner.


I got some okay pictures on Friday night, but wanted to get a few more on Saturday.  Plus, then I had an excuse to use up the rest of my grapefruits and limes (ok, I guess really I had an excuse to make another batch of these fantastic refreshing treats!).  After a very busy morning and afternoon of errands, Nate and I took a quick break to enjoy a shaker full of grapefruit margaritas on our deck before we headed over to his parents house for dinner.  Yum!  Don’t forget Cinco de Mayo is coming up.  You’ll be sure to impress your friends with these babies!

Grapefruit Margaritas

Grapefruit Margaritas

Source: Adapted from Prevention RD
Servings: 2 drinks


4 oz tequilla
2 oz orange liqueur (such as triple sec)
2 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)
6 oz fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (about 1 grapefruit)
lime and/or grapefruit wedges for garnish


1. Pour a handful of cocktail salt (I used Kosher) on a small plate.  Rub rim of glasses with lime and dip in salt.  Fill glasses with ice.

2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add tequilla, orange liqueur, lime and grapefruit juices.  Shake.  Pour into glasses and garnish.  Serve and enjoy (responsibly!).

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