Thirsty Thursday-- Grapefruit Margarita

I just can't get off the margarita kick.
I guess 80 degree weather is trying to fool me into thinking that it's spring-early summer.
I keep forgetting that it's only March.

I've decided that I really need a couple of citrus trees in my backyard--especially a lime tree, a lemon, grapefruit, and maybe a blood orange one also.
Can you tell that I have a thing for citrus??
If only my husband agreed and if only they would grow here in our Louisiana clay.

These margaritas are a little bit on the tart side.
I really like that, but I'm sure that you could make them as sweet as you wanted,
 just add a little more sugar.
Go ahead and try the orange bitters--it adds a little depth to the cocktail.

Grapefruit Margarita

2 ounces tequila
1 ounce Grand Mariner
1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
2 ounces grapefruit juice
1 dash of orange bitters
salt for the rim, lime/orange wedges for garnish

Rim the edge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt.  Fill the glass with ice.  In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Grand Mariner, simple syrup, grapefruit and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds.  Add a dash of bitters.  Pour over ice and garnish with a slice of lime.



  1. Oh man, I really wish I liked tequila. Everything else in it sounds delicious. Maybe I could use vodka. :)

  2. Oh my goodness, that looks so refreshingly sweet and tart and delicious. I'm fasting from alcohol -- and coffee -- during Lent and it's hard to look at your post!


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