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Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas

When life gives you limes, you should make a margarita! These spicy and sweet grapefruit margaritas are so refreshing! If you want to leave out the jalapeño for less spice, you can, but this fresh grapefruit margarita, I love the kick that the spices give. The recipe below yields one drink. You do not have to be on Summer break to pretend you are somewhere tropical. This spicy Margarita is a perfect drink for taco Tuesday, and Guess what? Today is National Margarita Day. If you are a margarita drinking, then this drink will be an ideal upgrade to your regular Margarita on the rocks.

History of the National Margarita Day:

The day's founder is Todd McCalla, who wanted to spread around the joy that the drink brings worldwide. Tequila, triple sec, and lime drink- all these together are the unified form of margarita. On 22nd February, it was fixed to celebrate it and pay homage to the cocktail, which brings joy and familiarity all around. Who invented the classic margarita that we know of today is a debatable issue, but it was during the 1930 or 1940s. Frozen margarita was created in 1970 by a bartender?

The recipe below yields one drink, so multiply as necessary.

1-ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 large lime, juiced)

2 teaspoons simple syrup

1 thinly sliced jalapeño round (⅛inch to ¼th inch wide, a little goes a long way!)

2 ounces grapefruit juice (about ½ large grapefruit, juiced)

1 ½ ounces Blanco/silver or reposado tequila

Chili-salt rims and garnish

3 parts kosher salt (optional)

1 part Tajin Seasoning or Ancho chili powder

Lime wedges

Small grapefruit wedges for garnish


First, you want to prepare your glasses. Add the Tajin seasoning or chili and salt to a small, rimmed dish. Rub a lime wedge around the outer top edge of your glasses, then roll the edges in the chili-salt, so it sticks. Place one giant ice cube or a few smaller ice cubes in each glass.

You want to add your lime juice, simple syrup, and a jalapeño slice in a cocktail shaker. Now use a muddler to crush the jalapeño slices. Pour in the tequila and grapefruit juice, then top off the shaker with ice.

Strain the mixture into your arranged glasses. If you want to be fancy with it, garnish your drinks with a tiny wedge of grapefruit, sliced halfway through the middle so that it can rest on your glass. Drink Up

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