Cocktail Fridays: Grapefruit Margarita

Cocktail Fridays: Grapefruit Margarita

by Kristen on May 18, 2012 · 11 comments

Cocktail Fridays: Grapefruit MargaritaI could almost believe it was summer today, feeling the sun pour in my windows and warming me up. That is, until I went outside. This time of year always feels like a tease. It is so close to summer. I want to take out my summer dresses, put on my sandals and leave my jacket at home. Of course if I actually did that I would freeze to death.

Last week for Cocktail Fridays I did my best to encourage summer to hurry up. The sun’s been shining all week so maybe it worked. Fingers are crossed that all she needs is another sunny summer cocktail and she’ll stick around till October.

Cocktail Fridays: Grapefruit Margarita

I have a bit of an obsession with grapefruit; I eat one almost every morning. I also have a bit of an obsession with margaritas. No I don’t drink one almost every morning. Perhaps I should; they’re delicious. Grapefruit margaritas are super similar to a regular margarita only they replace the lime with grapefruit.

Cocktail Fridays: Grapefruit Margarita

Cocktail Fridays: Grapefruit Margarita
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz orange liquor (Grand Marnier, triple sec, cointreau)
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • Agave or simple syrup to taste
  • Salt for rim of glass (optional)
  • Grapefruit slice (optional)
  • A splash of soda water
Instructions
  1. Rim a glass with salt
  2. In a cocktail shaker combine all other ingredients over ice. Shake well.
  3. Serve on the rocks with a slice of grapefruit and optional splash of soda water.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
You can easily double or triple the recipe, depending how big your cocktail shaker is.
If you don't have a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients in a glass with ice and stir.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

I share the grapefruit obsession! These are beautiful!!

Reply

Kristen

Hey Ali,

They’re really the best things ever!

Reply

Margarita

The addition of the soda stream carbonation is a nice touch.

Reply

Kristen

I really like a little fizz in my margaritas and soda stream is definitely the way to go. So much better for the environment and your pocketbook!

Reply

Crystal @ A Lovin' Forkful

Nice combo of flavors! I love grapefruit, I love margaritas and I love Grand Marnier. Great post!

Reply

Kate

Sounds so good! I’ve been hunting for good mixed drinks recipes for a Mad Men party and, while these seem way too fresh and happy for Don Draper, I might just have to make them!

Reply

Kristen

Hey Kate,

A Mad Men party sounds awesome! These might not be quite in character with your theme, but who can turn down a good drink. Have you seen the bourbon sour I posted a little while ago? Might suit your theme a little more and is also crazy delicious. Hope your party turns out fantastic :)

Reply

kat

I love grapefruit! Especially now that’s warmer outside :)

Reply

Kristen

Me too! It always tastes so refreshing :)

Reply

Sarah

I adore grapefruit! I bet this would also be really good with some Campari in place of the orange liqueur.

Reply

Kristen

I like the way you think, Sarah. Campari is one of my favourites! Going to try your suggestion next time I make this :)

Reply

Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe:  

Previous post:

Next post: