Pink Grapefruit Margaritas Recipe

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I adapted this recipe from the Barefoot Contessa and served it for Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful sunset on a beach near Santa Barbara, and these were the perfect accompaniment! They are salty, sweet and a tiny bit sour. They were great with cheese and crackers...and might have been even better with chips and guacamole! Not sure why the drink came out so orange looking in this photo. I'll make them again over xmas and post a better photo!

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Servings: 6


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  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup ruby red (pink) grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 1 cup triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 cup tequila


  1. Rub the lime wedges around the rim of each glass and lightly dip the rim in a plate of kosher salt. Set aside to dry. (This is optional.)
  2. Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and ice in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a large pitcher and add the tequila, stirring until well mixed. Pour into the glasses and serve.
  3. (Hint: If you're not salting any of the glasses, add a 1/4 tsp salt to the mixture and stir in before pouring. It will really help to balance the sweet and sour flavors.)


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 224g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 156  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.03g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 70mg 2%
Total Carbs 8.07g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 3.56g 2%
Protein 0.23g 0%
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  • John Spottiswood
    I have to admit, we had such good chardonnay opened over Thanksgiving that I had just a few sips of this margarita. That was enough though for me to confirm that these are delicious. I'm generally not a fan of margaritas made out of any juice other than lime, but grapefruit has a wonderful sweet and sour flavor that makes these wonderful.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


    • nnonna2003
      September 21, 2014
      Looks fresh.....
      • JulieJ
        December 15, 2012
        mmmmm, these look enticing! Can't wait to try them!
        • Danielle Pallaske
          December 14, 2012
          I love the idea of this recipe. I have made Ina Garten's regular margaritas for years as it is the best out there. Do you use plain ruby red grapefruit juice or the cocktail version that Ocean Spray sells? I'm making these tonight for sure! Thanks for posting this!
          • Julie Saqueton
            December 13, 2012
            These are the best!!! I normally don't like flavored margaritas as they are usually too sweet so I prefer the plain ones. These however are not sweet but totally (and dangerously) delicious.

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