Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Citrus Margaritas

We’re getting ready for Cinco de Mayo by coming up with the perfect cocktail to celebrate. I think the Citrus Margarita is it.

Citrus Margaritas

A blend of lime, orange, and grapefruit juice in this margarita creates a well rounded citrus bite.  Tangy like a traditional margarita, but balanced.

citrus for margaritas

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Our traditional cocktail reference book called for 1 oz lime juice, 1 oz tequila, and 2/3 oz triple sec.  We upped the juice content just a tad, with winning combo of 0.5oz each lime, grapefruit, and orange juices.

Lime, Orange, and Grapefruit juices

We used Dulcie’s automatic citrus juicer thingy to squeeze the fresh juice.  Many messes ensued.  If I were to do this again I’d just squeeze everything by hand; you only need 1/2 ounce of each juice which is easy to do.

Citrus Margaritas

Then we took our Citrus Margaritas outside and enjoyed them in the sunny backyard while plotting our Cinco de Mayo plans.  They involve a variety of salsas and homemade tortilla chips…!

citrus margaritas at a picnic

citrus margaritas at a picnic

Citrus Margarita

  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz tequila
  • 2/3 oz triple sec

Combine all, pour over ice, and serve with a salted rim.  We used kosher salt for its big flaky salt crystals.

Citrus Margaritas


  1. I love that you used fresh lime, orange, and grapefruit juice! So refreshing!


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