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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.


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  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. adding grapefruit to a margarita makes it healthy riiiiight lol

  9. [...] who likes grapefruit juice, in all it’s sourness. I wish it was acceptable to drink this margarita before I left for work in the [...]

  10. I had a gathering last weekend at my home and made these for a group of 20! It was spectacular.

    Lisa aka The Gourmet Mom

  11. 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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  12. I love grapefruit AND margaritas…now why haven’t I thought of combining them??? YUM!
    Liz recently posted..Sticky Buns~My Profile

  13. I love grapefruit but never tried it in a margarita…lovely choice :)
    Magic of Spice recently posted..Food of the week – Parsley RootMy Profile

  14. oh it looks just simply beautiful, stunning and would love to have one!
    Kitchen Belleicious recently posted..Pear and Banana Cupcakes with Salted Caramel FrostingMy Profile

  15. After a hard hit of cold and sinus, I need this margarita! Delish :D
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com recently posted..Palak PaneerMy Profile

  16. 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 :)
    Susan recently posted..Lemon Angel WingsMy Profile

  17. This is the first year my ruby red grapefruit tree has made fruit! I can’t wait to make this with them! :)
    DessertForTwo recently posted..Pina Colada SmoothieMy Profile

  18. I did not know they grew in clusters…. reds make the darnedest things, this one is tops
    Drick recently posted..Steamed Asparagus with Lemon Yogurt SauceMy Profile

  19. Sounds so refreshing, maybe for brunch tomorrow??
    Love the color.
    And I also like your use of hominy in the previous post. That quesadilla and a grapefruit margarita could be a winning combination on Sunday afternoon…
    Lori Lynn recently posted..Sweet, Spicy, Savory Kale SaladMy Profile

  20. I’ve never had a margarita before,but one day, I’ll taste each and everyone of YOUR margaritas! :-)
    Paz recently posted..Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and QuinoaMy Profile

  21. Oh yes, this sounds perfect! I grew up eating grapefruit with my mom. My grandparents always brought home a bunch when they made their yearly trek to Texas (although the rest of the year they came from the grocery store). I’ll be making this marg soon!
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  22. Seguro que está muy rica ésta margarita, yo no tomo alcohol, pero se ve tan fresca!! seguro que sabe igual de rica sin alcohol!

  23. Aunque no tomo alcohol, se antoja tan fresco, seguro que sabe igual de rico sin alcohol!!

  24. The husband is in Houston this weekend so I’m hoping he brings back some Texas Red grapefruit. There’s nothing better! Except maybe these margaritas! :) These sound and look delicious!
    mjskit recently posted..Sweet and Spicy Citrus SaladMy Profile

  25. Oh, perfect! I love grapefruits, especially those from Florida…



  26. Hecks yeah!!! This is perfect way to start the weekend! And since it is citrus, this could also be considered preventative medicine for the cold & flu season! LOL Love the addition of tequila.

    Salud! :)
    Leslie @ La Cocina de Leslie recently posted..NachosMy Profile

  27. yes. yes. YES!

  28. From one grapefruit fiend to another…I could kiss you for this. You’ve just made my friday so much more citrusy and tequila-full…which means it’s instantly better!
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