Want to spice up your next fiesta? How about this Spicy Grapefruit Margarita??
Recently, a friend of ours showed up with a box full of grapefruits. I’m not even kidding when I say a box full. Not wanting these juicy fruits to go to waste, I knew immediately that I wanted to make a few cocktails. First up…this Spicy Grapefruit Margarita. Sweet grapefruit and spicy jalapeños combine for a flavor profile that dances in your mouth. The typical grapefruit-jalapeño combo uses tequila that has had jalapeños soaked in it for a few hours (the longer it soaks, the hotter it gets). I decided to try a different route. I wanted to do a jalapeño simple syrup. I added 2 slices of a jalapeño to my sugar-water mixture and let it steep for about 15 minutes once the sugar was fully dissolved. The result…a peppery sweet goodness, perfect for adding into this margarita.
Ingredients for 1 Margarita
2 oz tequila (I used a gold tequila)
4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 Tablespoon jalapeño simple syrup
Small wedge of a grapefruit for garnish
2 Small slices of jalapeño for garnish
Pink Himalayan salt mixed with a bit of chili powder for rimming
In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the tequila, grapefruit & lime juice and jalapeño simple syrup. Shake, shake, shake. Take your grapefruit wedge and wet the rim of your glass. Dip your glass edge in the pink himalayan/chili powder mixture. Pour the contents of the cocktail shaker into your glass. Garnish with the grapefruit wedge & jalapeño slices. Enjoy!
*Always drink responsibly!
- 2 oz tequila (I used a gold tequila)
- 4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon jalapeño simple syrup
- Small wedge of a grapefruit for garnish
- 2 Small slices of jalapeño for garnish
- Pink Himalayan salt mixed with a bit of chili powder for rimming
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the tequila, grapefruit & lime juice and jalapeño simple syrup.
- Shake, shake, shake.
- Take your grapefruit wedge and wet the rim of your glass. Dip your glass edge in the pink himalayan/chili powder mixture. Pour the contents of the cocktail shaker into your glass. Garnish with the grapefruit wedge & jalapeño slices.
Yum! This sounds awesome! I think I will make these and have some porch time with my neighbor. 😉
YUM! I spotted this in the Pretty Pintastic Party! I am not a big tequila person, but switch it up with some vodka and this has my name all over it (LOL I guess you couldn’t call it a margarita, but hey…why not?). I LOVE drinks with jalapeño. Pinning this one!
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom says
What a great recipe! This would have been perfect for Cinco De Mayo! xoxo
Frugal Hausfrau says
That is one elegant margarita and I love the jalapeno! Looks delish and thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday!
I recently tried a jalepeno margarita and it was spicy but good! I love your photos. Thanks for stopping by the #HomeMattersParty hope to see you back!
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond says
Your post made me think about the cruise I’m going on this Friday. Who doesn’t love a cocktail! Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon. i’ve pinned and shared.
kristin mccarthy says
Oh boy! This right here could be very dangerous 😉
Love it! Thanks for linkin’ up What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Kriska Marie says
I love margarita but haven’t tried it with jalapeno yet. Sounds interesting! Thank you for sharing it over at Food Friday! 😀
This sounds right up my alley!!! Pinned – Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!
I love a good margarita, and would love to try one of these! The grapefruit sounds like a great addition and I love the pretty color of this drink! Thank you for sharing it at Fiesta Friday!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
OMG I need one of these – totally pinning! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party!
Margaritas are my favorite cocktail. Thanks for kicking it up a k-notch. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives pinned, and sharing. See you again soon.
Miz Helen says
This one will be perfect for Cinco de Mayo! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!