This Fresh Grapefruit Margarita marks the second recipe of my Summer Happy Hour drink series. You’ll love this margarita because it is light, refreshing, and so pretty. I love the pale blush color you get from using fresh grapefruit juice. Now that I’ve made my own margaritas from fresh juice, I don’t think I can go back to anything else!
- Grapefruits (err on the side of caution and get an extra 1 or 2, you might need/want more juice than you think!)
- Triple Sec
- Simple Syrup (made by heating up a 1:1 ratio of water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool.) or Agave Nectar
- Kosher Salt (if you’d like salt rimmed glasses)
You may be thinking “can’t I save my time and energy and buy bottled juice instead?” You’re welcome to do so, but a margarita made with fresh juice is a step above the rest. It’s refreshing and crisp. The perfect summertime drink. I highly recommend you try it. If you don’t want to or can’t juice your own fruit, the recipe will work just fine with bottled juices.
To step up your bartending game, rim your glasses with salt (or sugar!) and a small slice of lime or grapefruit. Cut a few decorative slices from your grapefruits before juicing them.
- 3 ounces grapefruit juice freshly squeezed, about 1/2 a grapefruit
- 1 ounce lime juice freshly squeezed, about 1 lime
- 1 and 1/2 ounces tequila
- 3/4 ounce triple sec
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup to taste
Optional, if you'd like salt rimmed glasses. Pour a thin layer of kosher salt into a shallow bowl. Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glasses and dip into salt to coat. Set aside.
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake until combined. Taste, and add more simple syrup as needed.
Fill glasses with ice. Pour margarita over ice and serve immediately. Garnish with lime or grapefruit wedge as desired.