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Spring Cocktail: Grapefruit Margaritas

I love drinking margaritas in the summer (preferably with some Mexican food). The weather in Atlanta has been lovely, giving me a Pavlovian-response-level craving for margaritas. I previously shared my go-to traditional margaritas recipe here, which I love in the summer. I wanted to find a version that felt more spring-appropriate and came across Ina Garten's grapefruit margaritas. The beauty of this recipe is you can make a big pitcher ahead of time; no need to deal with measuring quantities into a cocktail shaker while your guests watch.


Grapefruit Margaritas

From Ina Garten's How Easy is That?

Makes 4 drinks

1 cup grapefruit juice

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)

1 cup orange liqueur

1 cup white tequila

2 cups ice

1 lime, cut into wedges, optional

Salt for garnish, optional

Rub the lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip in salt. (I like to salt only half the glass.) Set aside to dry.

Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, tequila, and ice in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour over ice and serve.


You can alternatively combine all ingredients in a pitcher, omitting the ice. When ready to serve, shake the mixture in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and pour into glasses.

My favorite liquor store, The Juice Box, recommended I try Tres Agaves tequila, and it has quickly become one of my favorite tequilas. They kindly sent me these branded glasses to use; perfect for margaritas.

My grocery store randomly had ranunculus, which I couldn't resist. I love how bright and colorful they look.


Disclaimer: I received a PR gift from Tres Agave. All opinions and recommendations are my own.

Thanks for reading!

- Sam


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