Recipe: Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

This summer I found a new love… a love for spicy margaritas. 🙂 It seems to be a theme of mine lately, because every time I go out to dinner I always end up ordering one. They are so yummy and packed full of flavor. So of course, I had to find out how to make this awesome drink myself. After some trial and error, (mostly error) I finally found one recipe that I really liked from www.halfbakedharvest.com. It tastes amazing!! The only thing I changed from their recipe is adding in some orange juice to the mix. I love how this drink turned out and it’s also a great way to beat the heat. 🙂

Here is what you will need:

One Drink
1 1/2 – 2 ounces of tequila
2 1/2 ounces of grapefruit juice
1 1/2 ounces of orange juice
1 ounce of fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon of agave nectar, or more to taste
1-2 jalapeno slices (depending on how spicy you want your drink)
lime + grapefruit slices, for serving
 
Big Batch- 4 to 6 drinks
1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) of tequila
2 cups (16 ounces) of grapefruit juice
1 1/2 cups of orange juice
3/4 cups of fresh lime juice
1/4 cup of agave nectar (may also use honey)
1-2 whole jalapeños, halved (depending on how spicy you want your drink)
lime + grapefruit slices, for serving

Instructions

Spicy Chili Salt Rim
Combine the chili power salt and sugar. Mix well to combine. Use this mixture to rim your glasses.
Big Batch
Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and stir to combine. Keep chilled in the fridge for 1-3 hours. Taste the drink every hour to check for spiciness. The longer you leave the jalapeño in the drink the spicier the drink will become. Once the drink is spiced to your liking, remove the jalapeños.
When ready to serve, salt the rims of 4-6 glasses. Add ice to each glass and pour the margaritas over the ice
One Drink
Salt the rim of your glass. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until combined and then strain into your prepared glass. The longer you shake the drink, the spicier it will become.
Cheers!!

 

Stay thirsty my Friends 😉 Sorry, I had too.

Caitlin

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