It’s Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate with these beautiful and easy grapefruit lime margaritas. These are the perfect cocktail for when you’re looking for something with a little punch, and a bit of tang. Not too sweet, not to sour, these margaritas are perfecetly balanced and so fun for entertaining!
Guyyyysssss! I made a margarita! I did it! I did it!
Ok, so where we were going with this, is that, in fact I am a margarita maker rookie, and this was THE FIRST margarita I have ever made! Are you proud of me?
I figured I just couldn’t not get on board with Cinco de Mayo this year, and thought a margarita recipe was the perfect way to celebrate! We are having friends over for dinner on Friday for a taco fiesta and margaritas so the timing was perfect!
So, when it comes to cocktail making, I am a bit of a novice. I don’t own a shot glass, I don’t own a cocktail mixer, and the closest thing I got to being able to shake up my cocktail mix, was a Nutri Ninja.
Yes! DON’T JUDGE! But I used my nutri ninja to mix my cocktails, and I’m proud of it!
And it actually worked really well! With enough ice, these grapefruit lime margaritas were foamy, icy and oh so delicious!
I know for a fact that it’s delicious, because a) I had about 4 on Wednesday evening when I was taste testing, and b) it is Eve approved.
Now, my friend Eve usually steers clear of drinking tequila, yet, being the best bud (and recipe taster) ever, decided to come over on Wednesday to sample some margarita’s I was going to make. There’s only so many margarita’s you can taste on your own!
And she was impressed! In fact, she said that these grapefruit lime margaritas were quote ‘dangerous’ because she liked them so much, she could easily keep drinking them!
Now, my friends I reckon that is a win!
I love the tanginess of the grapefruit, combined with the tequila and sourness of the lime. It is really quite simple to make, and I took the easy route by buying grapefruit juice, rather than wasting time and grapefruit pulp making it myself.
I am torn between salting the rim however, and, to be honest, I probably wouldn’t do it again, which is why salt is ‘optional’ in the recipe. I also decided against using triple sec, because in reality, I didn’t know if I would use it again!
These grapefruit lime margaritas don’t need any extra sugar, there is sugar in the grapefruit juice which adds an ever so slight sweet taste to it. In my opinion, this margarita recipe is the perfect balance between sweet and sour!
So guys, happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope you’re having fun sipping on cocktails, eating tacos and getting merry with your buds! Be sure to follow our IG stories this Friday, I’m sure there will be plenty of fun, demos and cocktail making for you to see! – Georgie x x
- 1.5oz/45ml good quality tequila
- 3 oz/90ml grapefruit juice
- juice of half a lime (note 1)
- lots of ice (note 2)
- optional: kosher salt for rim (note 3)
- Optional: run a wedge of lime around the rim of a cocktail glass, and salt the outside edges.
- Combine tequila, grapefruit juice, lime and ice in a cocktail shaker (or blender!) and shake/combine until foamy.
- Pour into a glass and garnish with extra lime or grapefruit.
Note 2 - use as much or as little ice as you want. When you add more ice, you'll get more of a frozen margarita which is just as delicious!
Note 3 - this is totally up to personal preferences. Personally I didn't think it added much to the drink so I left it out.
Over to you!
I’d LOVE to hear – what are you doing for Cinco de Mayo? What are your favourite margarita flavours? Is is ever ok to use a Nutri Ninja for making cocktails!?