A homemade margarita with a winter citrus vibe makes for a tart and refreshing cocktail.
MJD and I both love Mexican food. Tacos of some sort are a weekly occurrence at our house and we have a serious love affair with guacamole. While we both agree that margaritas are essential to any good Mexican meal, our tastes in margarita flavors couldn’t be more different. MJD loves a spicy jalapeno based margarita, while I am more of a sweet, fruity girl. One thing about margaritas that we both agree on? They have to be served on the rocks with salt.
With winter citrus at it’s peak, I wanted to try to bring those flavors into a cocktail. A grapefruit margarita seemed like the perfect option. It’s slightly tart, but sweet from the fruit juice and very refreshing. This margarita is definitely more up my alley than MJD’s, but he still liked it 🙂 . My Grapefruit Margarita pairs perfectly with your fave guac recipe and would be a delicious signature cocktail for your next Mexican dinner party. Check out the recipe below and try it for yourself!
Are you a big fan of Mexican food? Do you prefer spicy margaritas, like MJD or sweet, like me?
Makes four margaritas
- 1 and a 1/2 cups Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
- 1/2 of a cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3/4 of a cup of agave tequila
- 3 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1/2 of a cup of club soda
- Lime wedges, to garnish
- Grapefruit wedges, to garnish
- Salt, to garnish
Into a large measuring cup, squeeze limes by hand or using a citrus press (this one is my fave) until it measures 1/2 cup.
Combine lime juice with grapefruit juice and tequila in a pitcher.
Add agave nectar and whisk well to combine.
Top with club soda.
Prepare glasses with salt on rim by placing in water and then dipping into margarita salt.
Add ice to glass.
Pour grapefruit margarita into each glass, garnish with lime and grapefruit wedge and enjoy!