Grapefruit Margaritas

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Grapefruit Margaritas
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These grapefruit margaritas are so refreshing and easy to make! Don’t skip the simple grapefruit syrup – it makes the cocktail really special! Cheers!


Grapefruit Simple Syrup:

1 grapefruit, zest only
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Grapefruit Margarita: (per cocktail)
1 1/2 ounces tequila
1 ounce grapefruit simple syrup
3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
Squeeze of fresh lime juice
Coarse salt for rim


  1. For simple syrup, use a pairing knife to cut off the zest layer of a grapefruit. Try not to get too much of the white pith part. Just the brightly colored layer is what you want. Add that to a small pot with sugar and water and bring to a simmer. Stir to dissolve sugar, then remove from heat and let steep for 10-15 minutes.Simple syrup will keep in the fridge for two weeks.

TO make a margarita, run a lime around the edge of a glass and dip it in coarse salt. Then fill with ice. In a cocktail shaker add ice, tequila, grapefruit simple syrup, grapefruit juice (fresh squeezed is nice if you have the time), and a squeeze of lime. Shake well and strain into salted glass. Serve garnished with a zest section of grapefruit and a fresh lime wedge.