Grapefruit Margaritas

It’s almost the weekend and I’m so ready for it! What better way to kick off warmer spring weather and the weekend than with a fresh grapefruit margarita?!

I love a good margarita, but I am pretty picky about them. I’m not a fan of the sugary margarita mixes. Nothing beats a margarita made with fresh squeezed citrus juice! I love the taste of fresh grapefruit juice and it makes for such a refreshing and not-to-sweet cocktail!

Grapefruit Margaritas

This marg is pretty simple to make. All you need to do is juice a grapefruit and a lime and the rest comes together really quickly. I like this margarita on the rocks, but you could also toss it in the blender if you like blended margaritas better.

My favorite way to garnish this margarita is with a chili sugar rim! It adds the perfect touch of sweetness to balance out the tangy grapefruit juice and you get a touch of heat from the chili powder. I recommend using turbinado sugar (raw sugar) if you have it. I was out and used granulated sugar so either works, I just prefer turbinado sugar.

If you are trying to watch your sugars, you can always leave out the chili sugar rim or could even do a chili salt rim if you would prefer!

Grapefruit Margaritas

Grapefruit Margaritas
Yield: 1 margarita

Grapefruit Margaritas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

These easy grapefruit margaritas are made with fresh grapefruit juice and a chili sugar rim! So light and refreshing!


  • 3 ounces freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (triple sec)
  • 1/2 lime juiced (or to taste)
  • agave nectar to sweeten, to taste
  • ice
  • grapefruit or lime wedges

Optional chili sugar rim

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  1. If using the chili sugar rim, in a shallow bowl, stir together the sugar and chili powder.
  2. Rub a wet paper towel around the rim of a glass. Dip the the rim into the chili sugar mixture until coated. Set aside.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add in the grapefruit juice, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and agave to taste. Shake to combine.
  4. Add ice to the glass. Pour the margarita over ice. Garnish with a small wedge of grapefruit or lime. Serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

includes chili sugar rim

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Carbohydrates: 40gSugar: 29g

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