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Grapefruit Margarita

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


This grapefruit margarita is a citrusy spin on the classic! Tangy and refreshing, it’s—dare we say—almost tastier than the original. 


  • 2 ounces* tequila blanco
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice**
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt or flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice)
  • For the garnish: Grapefruit wedge


  1. Cut a notch in a grapefruit wedge, then run it around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  2. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 4 ice cubes and shake until cold.
  3. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Fill the glass with ice, garnish (if desired), and serve.


*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons. To make a margarita pitcher that serves 8, mix together in a pitcher: 2 cups tequila, 1/2 cup Triple Sec, 1 1/2 cups grapefruit juice, and 1/2 cup lime juice. Add 3 handfuls of ice and stir until cold. Pour into glasses and serve!

**For a spicy grapefruit margarita, shake the drink with 3 to 4 jalapeño pepper slices. 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Grapefruit margarita, grapefruit margarita recipe