- 4 ounces Silver Tequila
- 4 ounces Grapefruit Juice
- 2 ounces Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 ounces Agave
- Ice Cubes
- 1 teaspoon Maldon Sea Salt
- 0.5 teaspoon Sugar
- 1, zested Lime
Juicy, sweet, slightly sour and boozy grapefruit tequila margarita!
I think I had to hit my 30s to truly appreciate a tequila cocktail.
The margarita was invented in the early 1930’s by Carlos “Danny” Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Baja California. He had created the drink for a customer who was allergic to many spirits but not tequila!
A classic margarita is made with silver tequila, orange liqueur and freshly squeezed lime juice.
As I love my citrus and am not a fan of orange liqueur, grapefruit tequila margarita is more my speed!
This cocktail is sweetened with agave which is the same plant that makes tequila.
Instead of a salt rim, I stepped it up a notch by combining flaky salt, sugar and lime zest.
The combination of those three ingredients is incredibly additive and makes this cocktail even more fun to drink!
All of the ingredients are added to a cocktail shaker with ice, shaken, then poured into a cocktail glass.
Why is the margarita shaken and not stirred?
Margaritas need to be shaken so that the ingredients are fully incorporated, aerated, properly chilled and slightly diluted.
A shaken cocktail gives the drink a more ice-cold temperature than when it is stirred.
Make this cocktail, snap a photo and send it to me via Instagram!
Coat Glass Rims with Salt & Sugar Mix
Add the flaky salt, sugar and lime zest to a plate and mix well.
Cut a small wedge of a grapefruit then coat the outside rims of your glasses with the grapefruit juice well.
Place the glasses upside down into the salt and sugar mixture, give the glass a few turns to evenly coat the rims with the salt and sugar mixture.
Once the glass rims are coated, set aside.
Make The Margarita
Serve & Garnish