The Best Grapefruit Margarita

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I celebrated my birthday earlier this week, and in honor of the last year of my 20s, Andrew and I both took the day off. We went to the driving range, played some mini golf, caught up on some reality tv (guilty!) and had a fiesta with queso, guac, refried beans, and lots of tacos.

My go-to celebratory activity (for all occasions), is to cheers with tequila shots. I used to choose Patron, until my girl Nina and I were celebrating our work promotions in NYC and our bartender told us Herradura is where it’s at. Since then, it has been all Herradura, all the time.

I love this blood orange margarita recipe, but decided to switch things up and try grapefruit instead. Herradura + grapefruit (and a few other things)….new favorite cocktail = check!!!!

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In a pitcher, mix together the water, lime juice, and sugar.

Mix until the sugar is dissolved.

Add in the tequila, Cointreau, and grapefruit juice.

If serving immediately, place 4 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, and add about 1/2 cup of the cocktail mixture. Shake 10-20 times.

Sprinkle salt onto a plate. Rub the outside rim of the glass with lime juice, and then dip the rim into the salt. Pour the margarita (and ice) into glass.

If you have time, place the pitcher into the fridge and let cool for at least an hour before serving. Pour over ice.

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Adapted from: Rick Bayless

Makes: 8 cocktails

Prep: 10 minutes, Cook: 0 minutes, Total: 10 minutes

  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2/3 cup (about 6 limes) fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Herradura silver tequila
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau
  • cups (about 3 grapefruits) fresh grapefruit juice (blood orange or regular orange juice will work here!)
  • Coarse Kosher salt
  • A lime half for moistening the glass rims

In a pitcher, mix together the water, lime juice, and sugar.

Mix until the sugar is dissolved.

Add in the tequila, Cointreau, and grapefruit juice.

If serving immediately, place 4 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, and add about 1/2 cup of the cocktail mixture. Shake 10-20 times.

Sprinkle salt onto a plate. Rub the outside rim of the glass with lime juice, and then dip the rim into the salt. Pour the margarita (and ice) into glass.

If you have time, place the pitcher into the fridge and let cool for at least an hour before serving. Pour over ice.


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