Cinco de Mayo is exactly one week away. This means you have access to this fresh Grapefruit Margarita recipe on this week’s thirsty Thursday and next week. Yes, Thursday Thursday and cinco de Mayo fall on the same day. Can you say celebration? Bring on the margaritas, tacos, chips, salsa, and everything else in between!
For those of you wondering what Cinco de Mayo is here is the one line definition per Wikipedia: “an annual celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.” However, it has gotten more popular in recent years here in America. If you know me then you know Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines. But let’s be real- who doesn’t love Mexican food? In addition to loving Mexican food I also REALLY enjoy margaritas. Whether it’s on the rocks or frozen I enjoy a delicious margarita anytime or day of the week. I may sound a little crazy but it is what it is LOL.
If you haven’t noticed a trend by now I like to make my own simple syrup recipes. This Grapefruit Margarita isn’t any different. You can find the recipe for the Grapefruit Simple Syrup by clicking the name. Now- let’s go ahead and get started on our Grapefruit Margarita.
A margarita recipe made with homemade grapefruit simple syrup and fresh squeezed juice.
- 1 cup Ice cubes
- 2 oz. Tequila *good quality for best taste*
- 2 Tbsp. Lime juice
- 1.5 oz. Grapefruit Simple Syrup
- 1 oz. Triple Sec
- 1/4 cup Grapefruit juice
- Margarita salt or sugar *for garnish*
make sure you have made the homemade grapefruit Simple syrup first if you don’t want to use the store bought one. It needs time to color off so do this first or the night before!
Use a slice of lime to rub around the rim of the Margarita glass.
Pour the margarita salt or sugar in a flat dish and dip the rim of the glass in it to make a thin layer
In the shaker add the grapefruit juice, grapefruit simple syrup, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Shake well!
Fill the margarita glass with ice and pour the shaker ingredients slowly over the ice in the glass.
Add a sprig of Rosemary, a slice of grapefruit for garnish, and enjoy!