Weekend Cocktail~ Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

These margaritas will certainly liven up your weekend, both refreshing and delicious. They are super simple to make, the only catch being, you need fresh limes, it really makes a difference. Make these at your next party, they are sure to be a hit.

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas
From: Barefoot Contessa’s  How Easy Is That

  • 1 cup          ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/2  cup    fresh squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 1 cup         triple sec orange liqueur
  • 3 cups      ice
  • 1 cup        silver tequila
  • 1   lime cut in wedges, optional Kosher salt.

If you prefer to rim the glasses take a lime wedge and rim, then dip in salt, if you do not like a salted rim sprinkle a touch of salt in each glass, the salt really brings out the flavor.

Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and ice in a blender. Pour into a large pitcher (or just keep it in the blender) and pour in the tequila, stir. (I personally just added it all to the blender- I like slushy, that is totally up to you)

Makes 4 drinks.

* Just as a note: it is important to use Ruby Red grapefruit juice, it is much sweeter than regular and it has the lovely pink color.  

128 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. All Better Now
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 18:46:49

    Oh me…I’ll be on the floor after one………..

    Reply

  2. Krissa Wilde Lopez
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 13:35:01

    What a beautiful drink! I don’t usually like grapefruit juice, but this sounds really good!

    Reply

  3. Kerry Enos
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 06:21:50

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Looks yummy.

    Reply

  4. Erica Julson
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 15:33:45

    Oh my gosh, I have to try this. This looks like the perfect mimosa substitute!

    Reply

  5. Marini Sandini
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 02:14:03

    Mmmm! Delicious heartburn here I come! ;D lol

    Reply

  6. Constance
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 04:44:02

    Sounds yummy…. Can’t wait to try it this weekend!

    Reply

  7. Gretchen
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 19:13:02

    This sounds and looks amazing! I shared it here http://afewextraminutes.blogspot.com/2011/11/drink-of-week-grapefruit-margarita.html

    Thanks!

    Reply

  8. Kimberly Allen
    Nov 25, 2011 @ 00:54:54

    looks good would love to try it

    Reply

  9. lonesomed
    Nov 25, 2011 @ 16:44:04

    Sounds wonderful – will have to try it!

    Reply

  10. Candice Clark
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 20:42:18

    Delicious! My daughter made them for Thanksgiving and we loved them!

    Reply

  11. Tina Robertson
    Dec 03, 2011 @ 18:09:36

    Sounds delicious!! Will try this one soon!! Thanks

    Reply

  12. A'jaé
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 18:23:43

    I can’t wait to try this recipe over the holidays!!! Sounds yumtastic!

    Reply

  13. Young Wifey
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 18:31:20

    This sounds delicious and the photo is fantastic too!

    Reply

  14. Alester
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 17:40:13

    Add another cup of fresh grapefruit juice and this is extremely refreshing! Original recipe will knock you on the floor!

    Reply

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  16. brandi
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 12:35:48

    Looks so nice and refreshing!

    Reply

  17. zoomyummy
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 14:44:10

    Mmm, this looks wonderful and irresistible! Love the color!!! :)

    Reply

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  22. eliza martinez
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 00:39:54

    I am gonna make these …they look so good :)

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  28. Stewardess
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 01:15:27

    What a great idea and so easy to make!!! Thank you:)

    Reply

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  33. Gloria Pena
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 16:10:56

    I will Try One Soon:)

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  34. Kendall
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 20:48:18

    I love these!!! I add a bit of sugar just to make it a tad sweeter!!! AMAZING!!!

    Reply

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  36. Monica
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 18:22:25

    shared these on my blog! can’t wait to try some!! thanks for sharing! http://thecreationzstudio.blogspot.com/2012/01/friday-fave-party-ideas-and-tips-on.html

    Reply

  37. marlana
    Feb 05, 2012 @ 15:48:58

    Looks great…can’t wait to try one.

    Reply

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  41. Alice English
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 06:07:25

    Sounds like a fun hot weather drink! Mmmm

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  43. Tracy
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 20:18:33

    Am enjoying one now…..Lovely!! Not too strong on the grapefruit flavour but gives it a nice twist on the traditional margarita. Great with a sprig of fresh mint.
    Cheers

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  47. segan093
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 11:05:51

    What a great mix for a bridal shower or Girl’s- Night -in…love the color

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  48. nancy pfeifer
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 16:56:50

    What a fun and pretty drink!! I love it!

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  50. Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 17:41:08

    Looks amazing! I HAVE to make this!!! New follower here!

    Reply

  51. Janie
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 20:50:51

    Tommy Bahama Restaurant makes a ruby red grapefruit w/ vodka and muddled basil leaf. You only thought you didn’t like grapefruit until you try this amazing concoction also!

    Reply

  52. Pammie
    Feb 29, 2012 @ 09:43:59

    Sounds real good, will be making me some!

    Reply

  53. Extensions-By-Erica
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 05:12:48

    Amazing! This just made me anxious for summer!

    Reply

  54. julieadolph
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 11:34:45

    Reblogged this on color me there.

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  56. Momma French
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 12:18:43

    It’s delicious, but mine did not turn out very pink. I did use Ruby Red grapefruit juice.

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  60. Marlynn
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 13:33:25

    I doubled the juice (I used light RR grapefruit juice), halved the alcohol, and served it on the rocks. Great!!!!

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    Apr 12, 2012 @ 00:47:50

    Yummy

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  66. Life's a Bowl
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 16:14:07

    These look perfect for spring!

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  67. Brittney
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 19:04:10

    I can’t drink much but this looks delish

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  81. Eunjoo
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 08:13:15

    I love grapefruit. Wow .. in my mouth, it’s taste and flavor with Tequila and triple sec. I’m gonna make it. Though Tequila gave me headache, that pink is million times prettier than Victoria’s Secret’s.

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  82. Bev
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 13:32:25

    Fabulous . . . Beware though! They sneak up on you!

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  87. Jody
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 19:44:25

    These were Delish! Mine weren’t as pretty pink though. I wonder what juice she used.

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  89. marybethtyson
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 10:53:56

    I made this drink and it’s fantastic! I also made a grapefruit mash with sugar in it to add to the individual glasses. Some people like theirs sweeter. Amazing recipe!

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    Aug 10, 2012 @ 21:29:36

    Reblogged this on karensunhumbleopinion and commented:
    YUM!

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  97. elisareddet
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 15:09:18

    can i use tequila instead of triple sec? i don t have it

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    • theregoesthecupcake
      Jan 02, 2013 @ 15:56:58

      The recipe already has tequila in it but you could omit the triple sec, you will lose some of the sweetness, so you may wan to add some other type of juice or simple syrup to counter that.

      Reply

  98. Teresa
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 19:08:11

    Is there any way to make this without the alcohol? Anyone know what would replace it?

    Reply

  99. Lindsey
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 18:42:50

    I know this may seem silly but when a cocktail drink calls for ice does it mean crushed or whole pieces?

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    • theregoesthecupcake
      Jan 30, 2013 @ 21:53:26

      It can actually be either, it really depends on your tastes. Normally a drink served on ice would be whole ice. This recipes picture in the book is served over ice but I like it blended better, it all up to you.

      Reply

  100. Alexis Nascimento
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 15:33:12

    Hi, there! I work for Camarena Tequila, and would love to use your image and a link to your recipe on our Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/tequilacamarena). Would this be OK? Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    Reply

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  107. Joy Jefferies
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 18:12:38

    Pretty drink tastes like a salty dog

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  121. Kim Landers
    Sep 27, 2014 @ 07:40:22

    Very nice, I will try this….I love drink ideas…

    Reply

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