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Spicy grapefruit margarita recipe video

Spicy Grapefruit Margarita Recipe

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A little salt, a little sweet, a little spice! This spicy grapefruit margarita is made with freshly muddled jalapeño and tangy ruby red grapefruit juice.
Course cocktails
Servings 1 drink
Calories 370
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 1/2 jalapeño
  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 1/2 oz Cointreau liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz grapefruit juice ruby red
  • splash lemon lime soda
  • squirt lime juice
  • coarse sea salt
  • lime wedge for garnish


  • Rinse cocktail glass and place in the freezer to chill. Add jalapeño to an empty cocktail shaker then ambitiously bruise the flesh of the pepper using a wooden spoon. Leave the muddled jalapeño in the shaker then fill with ice. Add the liquids then cover and shake vigorously.
  • Remove chilled glass from the freezer and salt the rim, if desired. Fill the glass with fresh ice then strain margarita into the glass. Garnish with a fresh lime wedge or even a small slice of jalapeño. Enjoy!


For a less spicy version of this drink, wash the seeds from the jalapeno before muddling it in the cocktail shaker!


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 2327mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 17g