In this recipe, the classic margarita cocktail is given a citrus twist and then kicked up with jalapeno to make a salty, spicy, sweet-tangy drink that is as refreshing as it is unique. Our Heritage Grapefruit Margarita is ideal for those times when you have a gathering, and a crowd-pleasing libation fits the bill. The eight simple ingredients combine to make a beverage that is both pretty and potent.
Ripe Grapefruits take center stage in this adult treat that will have you refilling glasses and receiving compliments from the first sips. So gather the items listed and stir up a quick batch of Heritage Grapefruit Margaritas. The ingredients here are for 2 servings, but you can easily multiply the amounts to make 4 drinks, or even an 8-serving pitcher. These are easy to make and perfect when you want a refreshing treat that is just a bit beyond the everyday.
(For 2 servings)
3 oz of your favorite tequila
4 oz Fresh-Squeezed Grapefruit Juice from our Heritage Grapefruit
2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
4 teaspoons Simple Syrup
4 fresh, sliced Jalapeno rings
(1/8 to 1/4 inch thick)
2 tsp Chili Powder
2 Tbs Kosher Salt
1 Lime Wedge
Put tequila into a glass jar and add the jalapeno slices. Cover and refrigerate for 1-hour. Remove the jalapeno slices and set aside for use as garnish. Mix the chili powder and kosher salt in a small bowl, transfer to a small plate, and set aside.
Rim the glasses with the lime wedge, then dip the juice-coated glass rims into the chili-salt mixture on the plate to coat the rims. Fill glasses with ice. Combine jalapeno-infused tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake thoroughly, then strain into the chili-salt rimmed glasses of ice. Add one or two of the jalapeno slices as a garnish and enjoy.
For a less spicy drink, reduce jalapeno infusion time to 20 minutes.
Quadruple the ingredients and make ahead in a pitcher to be ready for a party.
Try this recipe with Fresh Hale Orange Juice for an even sweeter version.