When in Florida, make margaritas. That’s my mantra. This recipe was made famous when visiting my in-laws in Florida, who are definitely my biggest fans. We could probably singlehandedly cause a lime shortage on our visits with the amount of margaritas we make. But this recipe is a bit easier. You can buy fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice at the grocery and save your hands and some limes. Only one lime per drink is required for this recipe.
This is how we do it. Queue the music.
If you like salt, salt those rims. You take a slice of grapefruit or lime and run it along the top edge of the glass. Then dip it in some salt. That’s it!
Fill a short tumbler with ice and start pouring! I add an ounce and a half of tequila.
Here’s my secret ingredient–agave. It’s so deliciously sweet and it’s perfect for sweetening margaritas. I use only a quarter ounce because it’s super sweet!
Pour in the agave!
You’re also going to need triple sec. Orange liqueur is a must in margaritas.
Add in your grapefruit and lime juices and give it a good stir. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Cheers! See the full recipe below.
- 1½ ounces tequila
- ½ ounce triple sec
- ¼ ounce agave
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 ounce grapefruit juice
- salt for the rim
- sliced grapefruit for the rim
- Run a slice of grapefruit around the rim of a short tumbler. Pour a bit of salt onto a small plate. Dip the rim in salt. Fill the tumbler with ice.
- Add tequila, triple sec, agave, lime juice, and grapefruit juice. Stir well until the drink is very cold. Place a small grapefruit slice on the rim for serving.