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Grapefruit Margarita

A slightly bitter cocktail, this Grapefruit Margarita recipe pairs grapefruit juice with tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice for a thirst-quenching drink. It’s perfect for those who wants a tangy twist on the traditional Margarita.

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grapefruit margarita

Grapefruit Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Grapefruit, Margarita
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Bitter-sweet grapefruit, refreshing lime juice, and bold tequila mixed.


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz cointreau or any orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • Salt for rimming the glass
  • Grapefruit slice or lime wedge for garnish


  • Rim the edge of your glass with lime juice and dip in salt. Set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave syrup with ice.
  • Shake well until the mixture is well chilled.
  • Strain into the prepared glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of grapefruit or a lime wedge.
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Grapefruit Margarita
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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