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Citrus Margarita Recipe

Citrus Margarita

It’s been a busy Spring and I haven’t had much of an opportunity to post on the blog lately. But we are finally approaching Summer here in Seattle, so I thought it was time for a new margarita recipe. This idea popped in my head for my upcoming birthday party, but I didn’t have to search much to find a ton of different recipes online.

Now initially, I thought the combination would be limes, oranges, and lemons, but that lemon may not be the right fit for tequila. When a saw another recipe with grapefruit I had a “duh” moment since grapefruit is used in one of the most popular tequila cocktails the Paloma.

Now many margarita recipes call for orange flavor usually in the form of Triple Sec or Gran Marnier. However, I feel like it brings way too much sweetness sort of like off-the-shelf margarita mixes. So, in this recipe, orange actually brings the smooth orange flavor that helps cut the tartness of the limes and grapefruits. Since you still do need a sweet element in this recipe, you can either use agave syrup or make your own simple syrup.

Grapefruit Simple Syrup
To give your margarita that little extra zing, make some grapefruit simple syrup. Follow the standard one cup sugar to one cup water ratio. After it has begun to cook down, add some grapefruit zest and a couple of squeezes of grapefruit juice then take it off the over to cool.

While nothing compares to a freshly shaken margarita poured over ice, Summer is all about entertaining so this recipe is built for a party!

Citrus Margarita Recipe
6 Cups of Reposado Tequila
3 Cups of Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
1 1/2 Cups Frozen or Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
1 Cup of Grapefruit Simple Syrup

This recipe makes about 24 servings (4-ounce portions). Mix everything together and then chill in the fridge. Then before serving, stir in a couple of cups of ice and let chill. I like to salt the rim of the glass with a Habanero Sale with a bit of lime zest mixed in. When ready to serve, salt rim, add a few extra ice cubes and fill the glass with this delicious margarita.





Casey Van Damme

I was born and raised in the Northwest and wouldn't give up my home in Seattle for anything. But, my love of Mexico and travel has instilled a taste for tequila and spicy food in me. I am always trying to make old favorites healthier and love sharing my adventures.

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