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Grapefruit Margarita

A refreshing margarita with the bright flavor of grapefruit!

Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword grapefruit margarita
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail (can be multiplied for larger quantities)
Calories 236 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 ounces tequila (preferably Silver)
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur (I used Citronage which is mid range between Cointreau and Triple Sec; any can be used)
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice , preferably freshly squeezed
  • ¾ ounce lime juice , freshly squeezed
  • Garnish suggestion: wedges of grapefruit and slices of lime


  1. Salting a glass rim: Pour a generous amount of coarse salt into a shallow plate larger than the rim of the glass to be salted. Cut a very shallow line in thin wedge of a lime (about 1/8 inch long). Place the cut on the lime wedge onto the rim of the glass and gently run it the entire perimeter of the glass rim. Turn glass over, place into salt, gently wiggle it back and forth and remove. This should have produced a perfectly lined rim of salt!
  2. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake and pour into a stemmed glass with salted rim* over ice.
  3. Alternative method for a larger batch: the original recipe suggests mixing all ingredients in an ice filled pitcher (I’d put the ice in after mixing) and pouring into glasses from the pitcher.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from In Style magazine (2006)

Nutrition Facts
Grapefruit Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.