Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita

This Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita is a refreshing cocktail made with fresh ingredients and just the right amount of spicy kick!

This Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita is a refreshing cocktail made with fresh ingredients and just the right amount of spicy kick!

If you’re a fan of traditional margaritas you’re going to love this variation! The fresh grapefruit juice gives it a fun twist and a refreshing flavour and the jalapeño peppers deliver an unexpected punch. This cocktail has been on repeat this summer at family BBQs and brunches. I just love the delicious combo of sweet and tart and spicy! If you’re a huge fan of jalapeños and really want to feel that punch and kick, you can infuse the tequila with the jalapeños for about an hour or even overnight. If you like it less spicy then use just a few slices or non at all – you’re in control!

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Refined Sugar Free

As always, I try to healthify my recipes as much as possible and although cocktails aren’t necessarily “healthy” there’s nothing wrong with enjoying an aperitif every once in a while. The best way to healthify your favourite cocktail is to use freshly squeezed juices and substituting refined sugar with honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar.  

This Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita is a refreshing cocktail made with fresh ingredients and just the right amount of spicy kick!

I think my favourite part about this cocktail is the salty zesty rim. I mean can you have a margarita any other way? Actually you can! You can have a sweet and salty and zesty rim to satisfy all you taste buds. Maybe even add a touch of cayenne? Simply mix your coarse sea salt with coconut sugar – yum!

This Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita is a refreshing cocktail made with fresh ingredients and just the right amount of spicy kick!

This spicy margarita is sure to be a hit at your next festive BBQ, happy hour or Sunday brunch!

This Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita is a refreshing cocktail made with fresh ingredients and just the right amount of spicy kick!

If you’re looking for more delicious summer cocktail recipes, check out my Mixed Berry and Rosemary Gin Refresher and Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca.

This Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita is a refreshing cocktail made with fresh ingredients and just the right amount of spicy kick!

Let me know in the comments below which margarita recipe is your favourite!

If you make this recipe, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag me @healthnutnutrition and #healthnuteats so that I can see your creations! 

Recipe

Grapefruit Jalapeno Margarita

This Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita is a refreshing cocktail made with fresh ingredients and just the right amount of spicy kick!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup  freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (1 large grapefruit)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
  • 3 oz. tequlia
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 - 3 dashes bitters
  • 1 jalapaño thinly sliced
category:
Course Drinks
serves: 2
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Instructions:

  •  In a large glass jar or shaker, add the ice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila, maple syrup, bitters and jalapeño. Place a lid on top and shake for about 30 seconds to mix and chill the liquid.
  • Rub the rim of 2 chilled cocktail glasses with lime juice and dip into coarse sea salt.
  • Pour the mix into the glasses. Cheers!
This Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita is a refreshing cocktail made with fresh ingredients and just the right amount of spicy kick!

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