Broiled Grapefruit Margarita with Candied Grapefruit Slices

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Broiled Grapefruit Margarita with Candied Grapefruit Slices

It’s National Margarita Day!

Heads up my tequila loving, margarita making, salt rim dippers….

Today we celebrate everything Margaritas!!

Margaritas brimming with the flavor of grapefruit, sweet!

I think broiled grapefruit often gets a bad rap. Often considered boring, bland and only for breakfast.

Sad.  I love it!

Well today we are throwing caution to the wind and serving up this breakfast treat with a splash of tequila, heck ya!

Big juicy grapefruits topped with brown sugar and broiled until plump, golden and sticky good.

Add tequila, lime juice and Cointreau, can it get any better? Oh ya, we’re topping this Rita off with a thin slice of candied grapefruit (remember to save the leftover candied grapefruit syrup for the margaritas).

Are you excited yet?

This margarita taste like South Texas: Warm, Comforting, Homey


Broiled Grapefruit Margarita with Candied Grapefruit Slices

Yield: 4-6 ounce margaritas


  • Salt
  • Lime wedges
  • 1 cup tequila
  • Juice of 1 medium broiled grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau
  • 1 to 2 tsp candied grapefruit syrup (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, broiled grapefruit juice, lime juice and Cointreau and candied grapefruit syrup (if using)
  6. Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice.
  7. Garnish with candied grapefruit slices.

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And to help me celebrate everything Texas I’ve teamed up with Texas Citrus to GIVEAWAY boxes of South Texas goodness.

Grapefruit! We are giving away Grapefruits, Grapefruits, Grapefruits!

3 lucky winners will get a box of Texas Grapefruits shipped directly to them!How to Enter:
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Giveaway ends March 1, 2013 winner will be chosen via  and contacted via email

Prize will be shipped by sponsor.

Good Luck!!

Broiled Grapefruit

Yield: serves 2


  • 1 medium grapefruit, sliced in half
  • Brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Arrange grapefruit halves, cut side up, in a broil-safe pan.
  3. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar.
  4. Broil for 5-10 minutes, or until the sugar is melted and the edges begin to brown.
  5. Serve warm.

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Candied Grapefruit Slices


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ medium grapefruit, sliced thinly


  1. In a large skillet, add water, sugar and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the grapefruit slices and cook over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until the liquid is reduced to thin syrup and the orange slices are translucent, about 20 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to moderately low and simmer until the syrup is thick and the slices are tender but still intact, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer the grapefruit slices to a rack to cool.


Make Ahead: candied grapefruit slices can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Adapted from Food and Wine

I wanted to leave you with plenty of inspiration to celebrate this joyous occasion.

An entire page devoted for my love of the margarita! Margarita Love


Sweet Life: This is a sponsored post with Texas Citrus.




  1. Michelle Tucker says

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  2. carol says

    Success! pinned it. Thanks for the amazing giveaway. Grapefruits are wonderful. I struggle terribly with my weight, and grapefruits are a treat for me. I often bake them. SOOOOOO hoping to win from your nice blog.


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