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Grapefruit Jalapeno Spicy Margarita

The Home Cook's Kitchen
Jazz up your party with a light, fresh and subtly spicy margarita. Made with fresh grapefruit juice and jalapeno, this is a fast and fresh recipe with a fun spin on a classic margarita.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 216 kcal


  • 120/4 ml/oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice plus an extra slice to serve
  • 30/1 ml/oz freshly squeezed lime juice plus a extra slice to serve
  • 30/1 ml/oz sugar syrup
  • 60/2 ml/oz tequila
  • 1 slice jalapeno plus extra to serve

Sugar and Spice Rub

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ΒΌ teaspoon chilli powder


  • Take a piece of lime and rub it around the rim of your glass.
  • Carefully dip the glass into your spice rub so that there is a thin layer of sugar, salt and chilli around the rim of your glass.
  • Combine tequila, sugar syrup, grapefruit juice, lime juice and jalapeno in a cocktail shaker and shake for 30 seconds.
  • Add ice to your margarita glass.
  • Pour over the cocktail, and garnish with extra jalapeno and grapefruit or lime wedge.
Keyword Cranberry Margarita, Grapefruit Margarita, Spicy Margarita