Cocktails, Spring Cocktail Series 2013

Grapefruit Margarita

0 Comments 23 May 2013

The second cocktail installment in our Spring Cocktail Series is this ruby red stunner. I’m all about margaritas – always on the rocks, no salt – but rarely deviate from the traditional. This grapefruit margarita adds a fun twist to the mix, without compromising the components of a traditional margarita that I love so much. The perfect balance of sweet and tart, it’s a refreshing  drink for the warmer weather months, and one you’re sure to make time and again.

Grapefruit Margarita

To make this cocktail, you can use your favorite tequila as a base. Here, we used a reposado (slightly aged) tequila, but you could easily use a blanco (silver) or an añejo (aged). Whatever you prefer!

To the tequila, you add the usual suspects: lime, orange liqueur, a dash of simple syrup – and then the star of the show, fresh grapefruit juice! Served over ice in a large cocktail or margarita glass – like this Simon Pearce Woodstock Cocktail Glass – this is a refreshing, balanced, and completely delicious cocktail.

What’s your favorite twist on a traditional margarita?

Grapefruit Margarita

Texas Grapefruit Margaritas from Confections of a Foodie Bride

3 oz tequila
2 oz orange liqueur
2 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice (~2 limes)
6 oz fresh-squeezed Texas grapefruit juice (1 grapefruit)
Simple syrup, to taste (optional)
Salt, for rim (optional)
Grapefruit wedges, for serving (optional)

In a cocktail shaker or pint glass, mix tequila, orange liqueur, lime and grapefruit juices. If you’d prefer a little sweetness, add a splash or two of simple syrup, to taste.

Fill a margarita glass, or your favorite cocktail glass, with ice, and divide the mixed margarita among your glasses. Garnish with a grapefruit or lime slice, and serve!

Yield: 2 margaritas

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