Grapefruit Margaritas

Grapefruit Margaritas

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From:, April 2017

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.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon grated grapefruit zest
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (optional)
  • 1 cup white tequila, chilled
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice, chilled
  • ½ cup lime juice, plus 1 lime wedge
  • ¼ cup Triple Sec
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup (see Tip)
  • Ice cubes
  • Grapefruit slices for garnish
  • Lime slices for garnish


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  1. Sprinkle grapefruit zest on a small plate and combine with salt (if using).
  2. Combine tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, Triple Sec and simple syrup in a pitcher.
  3. 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 ½ 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.
  • Tip: 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 1½ cups.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cocktail
  • Per serving: 150 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 195 IU vitamin A; 23 mg vitamin C; 8 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 95 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (38% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 alcohol equivalent, ½ fruit

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