Tale of the Margarita: Fiesta Recipes

Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

The rumors state that a talented dancer with a strong allergy to alcohol caused the creation of the beloved margarita. When she found herself at a restaurant between Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico, in 1938, she ordered the only thing she was not allergic to – tequila. The owner put his creative touch on the spirit of her choice and voila! Or should we say eso! The cocktail has been played with throughout the years and we are sharing our favorite recipe below:

Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

  • Big Batch Margaritas
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) silver tequila
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 cups fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (may also use honey)
  • 1-2 whole jalapeños, halved (depending on how spicy you want your drink)
  • lime + grapefruit slices, for serving
  • To make just ONE drink
  • 1 1/2 – 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 2 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar, or more to taste
  • 1-2 jalapeno slices (depending on how spicy you want your drink)
  • lime + grapefruit slices, for serving
  • Spicy Chili Salt Rim
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

For instructions — visit Half Baked Harvest

There’s more! Check out these delicious recipes that meet your fiesta needs:

Easy and delicious party menu: Mexican Carnitas Bar

Cinco de what? Not celebrating but love mexican food: BBQ Margarita Chicken Tostadas Sweet Jalapeno Margarita Salsa

Fish lover wanting to try something other than fish tacos: Salmon Fajita Salad Boats 

Fish tacos on repeat: Baja Fish Tacos Chipotle Mango Salsa

Crockpot before work or it isn’t happening: Crockpot Mexican Chili Lime Chicken


Photos and Recipes by Half Baked Harvest

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