Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita


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ruby red grapefruit margarita recipeRuby red grapefruit, lime, orange and tequila meet in this citrusy margarita. My sister called me a couple months ago and told me that she had a new favorite drink she couldn’t wait to make for me. We finally had a chance to hang out and mix up a batch this past weekend and I really liked this drink!

This is a very tart margarita, so if you aren’t a fan of the sweeter cocktails, this is the drink for you. If you enjoy balancing the tart with something sweet, a splash of simple syrup will allow you to sweeten it to taste.

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Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita

Recipe slightly adapted from and with thanks to Ina Garten
Servings: 3 servings


  • 1/2 cup ruby red grapefruit juice about 1 ½ grapefruits worth
  • 1/4 cup lime juice about 3 limes worth
  • 1/2 cup white tequila
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec or another orange liqueur
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt if you are not going to salt the glasses
  • additional lime wedges for serving
  • Ice
  • Optional: simple syrup shake together equal parts sugar and water in a small jar, add a splash to the drink and adjust to taste as desired


  • Combine all ingredients in a large cocktail shaker and add ice to fill. Shake at least 30 seconds, until the container is icy cold. Fill prepared glasses with ice and pour the chilled margarita over the ice. Garnish with lime wedges. Enjoy!


The salt works to balance the extreme tartness of the grapefruit. If you are not planning to salt the glasses, be sure to add a pinch of salt to the drinks right before shaking them.
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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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