Fresh grapefruit juice adds a zesty punch and lovely pink color to this refreshing skinny margarita. For the perfect finish, upgrade the salt rim on your glass by mixing in a little grapefruit zest to add to both the presentation and flavor.

Devon O'Brien
Source:, April 2017


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle grapefruit zest on a small plate and combine with salt (if using).

  • Combine tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, Triple Sec and simple syrup in a pitcher.

  • Rub the rims of 6 glasses with the lime wedge and dip in the zest (or zest-salt mixture). Fill the glasses with ice and top with about 1/2 cup margarita mixture each. Garnish with grapefruit and lime slices, if desired.


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate the margarita mix (Step 2) for up to 2 days.

To make your own simple syrup: Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Let cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 12.1g 4% DV; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 6.3g; fat 0.1g; saturated fat 0g; vitamin a iu 195.4IU 4% DV; vitamin c 23mg 38% DV; folate 6.4mcg 2% DV; calcium 8.3mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 6.9mg 3% DV; potassium 94.6mg 3% DV; sodium 1.9mg; thiamin 0mg 3% DV; added sugar 6g.