Grapefruit Margaritas

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You will love this easy grapefruit margarita recipe made with store-bought grapefruit juice, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. It is light, refreshing, and the perfect summer cocktail.

For more incredible margarita recipes try our Hawaiian Margarita, Apple Cider Margarita, or Watermelon Margarita. Or for a classic margarita, give this perfect margarita on the rocks recipe a try.

Grapefruit margarita over ice in margarita glass garnished with fresh grapefruit slice. Pitcher of grapefruit juice in background

This grapefruit cocktail is perfectly tart with just a hint of sweetness. Although If you would like to up the sweetness factor I have included instructions on how to do that below as well.

You can make two of these amazing margaritas in under 5 minutes, so invite a friend over to enjoy, offer one to your partner, or break out that giant cocktail glass buried in the back of your cabinet and go to town.


For this grapefruit cocktail recipe you will need:

  • grapefruit juice – I used Simply Grapefruit from my local grocery store but you can use your favorite brand, or even squeeze a few grapefruits to make the juice fresh if you prefer
  • tequila – silver / blanco tequila works best
  • tripe sec – or Cointreau
  • lime – for freshly-squeezed juice and to rim the glass
  • coarse salt – for the rim
  • grapefruit – for optional garnish
  • ice
Sliced red grapefruit on wood cutting board with bowl of coarse salt next to it

Variations and Additions

  • No cocktail shaker? No problem. Simply divide the ingredients into each margarita glass and stir to combine.
  • Add the ingredients to a blender with 2 cups of ice and blend until smooth to make frozen grapefruit margaritas.
  • Not a fan of lime? Feel free to leave it out. You can even use a piece of grapefruit to rim the glass instead.
  • For a sweeter cocktail add up to 2 Tbsp (1 oz) honey, agave, or simple syrup.
Pair of grapefruit margaritas garnished with slice of grapefruit. fresh grapfruit, triple sec, and tequila bottles are in background

Cheers! I hope that you enjoy this easy grapefruit margaritas recipe as much as we do (I know you will)!

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Grapefruit Margarita Cocktail
5 from 4 votes

Grapefruit Margaritas

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
You will love this easy grapefruit margarita recipe made with store-bought grapefruit juice, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice.


  • 4 ounce grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce tripe sec
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • lime wedge & coarse salt for rim (optional)
  • grapefruit or lime for garnish (optional)


  • Add salt to a shallow, wide bowl. Rub a lime wedge along the rim of your glass and dip it into salt. Fill glass with ice and set aside.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add grapefruit juice, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Shake for a good 10 seconds to combine.
  • Strain margarita into prepared glasses, garnish if desired, and serve immediately.


Use can omit the lime juice if you prefer.
Add up to 2 Tbsp of honey, agave, or simple syrup for a sweeter cocktail.
For frozen margaritas add the ingredients to a blend with 2 cups of ice and blend until smooth.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 149kcal
Grapefruit Margarita Cocktail

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  1. I’ve found that frozen ritas like that get watered down. For a more concentrated flavor, freeze the juice(s) in an ice cube tray and use that as part of the ice. Also if planning ahead of time, freeze the alcohol. It will stay liquid, but will be cold so as to not melt the ice like room temp ingredients.l

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