This grapefruit margarita is all things summery, light, and refreshing. Sweet grapefruit juice and tequila are meant for each other.
- 2 ounces freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila, silver or reposado
- 3/4 ounce Cointreau (or any orange liqueur)
- 3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
- Agave nectar for sweetening (to taste)
- Rim the glass with salt
- Add grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice and Cointreau to a cocktail shaker, and shake or stir until combined.
- Taste, and if you would like it to be sweeter, stir in a half teaspoon of agave, and then repeat as needed until the mix reaches your desired level of sweetness.
- Fill glass with ice. Pour in the margarita mixture over the rocks. Serve immediately, garnished with an extra lime or grapefruit wedge if desired.
The Classic Margarita
The best Margaritas are always the simplest, made with fresh ingredients and quality spirits. The result is a timeless blend of sweet, sour & earthy flavors. Subtle, elegant, boozy and bold—the perfect cocktail, really.
- 3⁄4 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz Cointreau, triple sec or another orange liqueur
- 1 1⁄2 oz Blanco tequila
- Kosher salt (optional)
- Add the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
- Garnish with a lime wheel.
- For a slightly sweeter drink, add a dash of agave syrup (one part water, two parts agave nectar) before shaking.
A little bit of muddling goes a long way in this fresh, minty take on a watermelon Margarita.
- 4 Mint leaves
- 1⁄2 oz Light agave nectar
- 1 1⁄2 oz tequila blanco
- 1⁄2 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1⁄2 oz Watermelon juice
- Add the mint leaves and agave to a shaking tin and gently muddle.
- Add the remaining ingredients plus ice, shake, and double-strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with fresh mint sprig and watermelon slice.