Grapefruit Margarita

Grapefruit Margarita


Happy Friday!  I am excited to share with you a new margarita.  Grapefruit!

Bursting with tart/sweet flavor grapefruits are one of my favorite fruits.  Here in the Rio Grande Valley I  snatch these babies up by the 18lb bag for under $6.00.  I add them to avocado, salads, oatmeal and even marinades.

My girls love adding grapefruit juice in homemade soda (recipe coming soon), but I LOVE them in Margaritas!

Ruby Red Grapefruit are vibrant in color and loaded with sweet Texas flavor.  If you cannot find ruby reds and are worried about the tart flavor.  Add a splash of agave to your juice for sweetness.


Did you know the name grapefruits gives homage to the likeness that they grow in clusters like grapes.




Did you know that the petiole of the grapefruit gives the resemblances of a  heart?   The petiole is the smallest leaf closest to the stem.


Grapefruit Margarita

Yield: 4 - 6 ounce margaritas


  • salt
  • lime wedges
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau
  • 1 to 2 tsp agave (optional)
  • ice cubes


  1. On a small plate spread salt.
  2. With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses.
  3. Dip glasses into salt.
  4. Place glasses into freezer to chill.
  5. In a pitcher combine tequila, grapefruit juice, agave if using, lime juice and Cointreau.
  6. Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice.
  7. Garnish with lime slices or grapefruit slices.


Grapefruit Love

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Texas Red Grapefruit Salsa





  1. says

    Greeting from the Rio Grande Valley. Where do you get the Grapefruit from? My wife works at Med High? She had a fellow teacher bring her a box of oranges for $6.00. They were the best oranges we ever had. We could never find out where they came from? Maybe it’s the same place.

  2. katherine says

    When rimming a glass, I recommend rolling the glass in salt instead of dipping the entire rim (hold the glass horizontally and roll the outside of the rim in salt so as to avoid coating the inside rim). When there’s salt on the inside of the rim, you’re not tasting it as you’re sipping, but with each sip it’s washing back into the glass and turning your drink into seawater. Your glass looks lightly rimmed, but most people have heavier hands with the salt and the last few sips end up being very salty.

    Gorgeous photos!

  3. says

    I could so use one of these just about now! Thanks for making me smile. I’m sipping on mint tea, and I’m hoping to get to bed early tonight. I’m already ready for Friday…I will be making these for sure!
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  4. says

    With wonderful Texas red grapefruit so easily available here right now my husband and I enjoy one almost every morning. Your grapefruit margarita sounds so delicious and full of that citrus flavor I love. I just happen to have all the necessary ingredients on hand :)
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  5. says

    Seguro que está muy rica ésta margarita, yo no tomo alcohol, pero se ve tan fresca!! seguro que sabe igual de rica sin alcohol!


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