Weekend Cocktail~ Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

These margaritas will certainly liven up your weekend, both refreshing and delicious. They are super simple to make, the only catch being, you need fresh limes, it really makes a difference. Make these at your next party, they are sure to be a hit.

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas
From: Barefoot Contessa’s  How Easy Is That

  • 1 cup          ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/2  cup    fresh squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 1 cup         triple sec orange liqueur
  • 3 cups      ice
  • 1 cup        silver tequila
  • 1   lime cut in wedges, optional Kosher salt.

If you prefer to rim the glasses take a lime wedge and rim, then dip in salt, if you do not like a salted rim sprinkle a touch of salt in each glass, the salt really brings out the flavor.

Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and ice in a blender. Pour into a large pitcher (or just keep it in the blender) and pour in the tequila, stir. (I personally just added it all to the blender- I like slushy, that is totally up to you)

Makes 4 drinks.

* Just as a note: it is important to use Ruby Red grapefruit juice, it is much sweeter than regular and it has the lovely pink color.

152 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh me…I’ll be on the floor after one………..

  2. What a beautiful drink! I don’t usually like grapefruit juice, but this sounds really good!

    1. I agree, grapefruit juice is not one I would pick either but as long as you get the Ruby Red its sweeter and really makes this drink good.

  3. Kerry Enos says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Looks yummy.

  4. Erica Julson says:

    Oh my gosh, I have to try this. This looks like the perfect mimosa substitute!

  5. Mmmm! Delicious heartburn here I come! ;D lol

  6. Constance says:

    Sounds yummy…. Can’t wait to try it this weekend!

  7. looks good would love to try it

  8. lonesomed says:

    Sounds wonderful – will have to try it!

  9. Delicious! My daughter made them for Thanksgiving and we loved them!

  10. Tina Robertson says:

    Sounds delicious!! Will try this one soon!! Thanks

  11. A'jaé says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe over the holidays!!! Sounds yumtastic!

  12. Young Wifey says:

    This sounds delicious and the photo is fantastic too!

  13. Alester says:

    Add another cup of fresh grapefruit juice and this is extremely refreshing! Original recipe will knock you on the floor!

    1. That would be fabulous too, I make mine blended not on the rocks so that may help with the strength.

  14. brandi says:

    Looks so nice and refreshing!

  15. zoomyummy says:

    Mmm, this looks wonderful and irresistible! Love the color!!! 🙂

  16. eliza martinez says:

    I am gonna make these …they look so good 🙂

  17. Stewardess says:

    What a great idea and so easy to make!!! Thank you:)

  18. Gloria Pena says:

    I will Try One Soon:)

  19. Kendall says:

    I love these!!! I add a bit of sugar just to make it a tad sweeter!!! AMAZING!!!

  20. marlana says:

    Looks great…can’t wait to try one.

  21. Alice English says:

    Sounds like a fun hot weather drink! Mmmm

  22. Tracy says:

    Am enjoying one now…..Lovely!! Not too strong on the grapefruit flavour but gives it a nice twist on the traditional margarita. Great with a sprig of fresh mint.

  23. segan093 says:

    What a great mix for a bridal shower or Girl’s- Night -in…love the color

  24. What a fun and pretty drink!! I love it!

  25. Looks amazing! I HAVE to make this!!! New follower here!

  26. Janie says:

    Tommy Bahama Restaurant makes a ruby red grapefruit w/ vodka and muddled basil leaf. You only thought you didn’t like grapefruit until you try this amazing concoction also!

  27. Pammie says:

    Sounds real good, will be making me some!

  28. Amazing! This just made me anxious for summer!

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  30. Momma French says:

    It’s delicious, but mine did not turn out very pink. I did use Ruby Red grapefruit juice.

    1. Unfortunatly some brands are just more pink than others. I will check which brand I used.

  31. Marlynn says:

    I doubled the juice (I used light RR grapefruit juice), halved the alcohol, and served it on the rocks. Great!!!!

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  33. Life's a Bowl says:

    These look perfect for spring!

  34. Brittney says:

    I can’t drink much but this looks delish

  35. Eunjoo says:

    I love grapefruit. Wow .. in my mouth, it’s taste and flavor with Tequila and triple sec. I’m gonna make it. Though Tequila gave me headache, that pink is million times prettier than Victoria’s Secret’s.

  36. Bev says:

    Fabulous . . . Beware though! They sneak up on you!

  37. Jody says:

    These were Delish! Mine weren’t as pretty pink though. I wonder what juice she used.

  38. marybethtyson says:

    I made this drink and it’s fantastic! I also made a grapefruit mash with sugar in it to add to the individual glasses. Some people like theirs sweeter. Amazing recipe!

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  40. elisareddet says:

    can i use tequila instead of triple sec? i don t have it

    1. The recipe already has tequila in it but you could omit the triple sec, you will lose some of the sweetness, so you may wan to add some other type of juice or simple syrup to counter that.

  41. Teresa says:

    Is there any way to make this without the alcohol? Anyone know what would replace it?

    1. You could certainly do something without alcohol, I would try adding in some orange juice or cranberry juice to sweeten it up.

  42. Lindsey says:

    I know this may seem silly but when a cocktail drink calls for ice does it mean crushed or whole pieces?

    1. It can actually be either, it really depends on your tastes. Normally a drink served on ice would be whole ice. This recipes picture in the book is served over ice but I like it blended better, it all up to you.

  43. Hi, there! I work for Camarena Tequila, and would love to use your image and a link to your recipe on our Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/tequilacamarena). Would this be OK? Thanks in advance for your consideration.

  44. Joy Jefferies says:

    Pretty drink tastes like a salty dog

  45. Kim Landers says:

    Very nice, I will try this….I love drink ideas…

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