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Grapefruit Margarita

Grapefruit Margarita

Serves: 2

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1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 tablespoon New Mexico chili powder
1 pink grapefruit, cut into small wedges
3 ounces reposado tequila
3 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
3 ounces homemade sour mix


On a small plate, combine the sugar, salt, and chili powder, and mix with a fork until combined. Take one of the grapefruit wedges and run the flesh side completely around the outer rim of your desired glass. Dip the outer rim of the glass in the salt-sugar mixture.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and two grapefruit wedges. Add the tequila, sour mix, and grapefruit juice, and shake vigorously. Strain out into the rimmed glasses, and serve either up or over ice, garnished with an additional grapefruit wedge.

Photo Credit: Ranji McMillan



About the recipe

If you truly want to elevate your margarita game, ditching the store-bought sour mix in favor of making your own is a great start! The sour mix will last for about ten days in the refrigerator.

Recipe by Jeffrey Gardner of Southern Kitchen.