Skinny Grapefruit Margarita Recipe
Skinny Grapefruit Margarita Recipe adds something sweet and sassy to the classic margarita recipe, with bursts of lemon, grapefruit, and lime. Make it with flavored seltzer water and sweetened with just a bit of honey or agave for a lighter cocktail with less than 200 calories for a large and refreshing drink. Want something sweeter? You can always use lemon-lime and grapefruit soda. These citrus-loaded margaritas are perfect for a party whether you make individual servings or pour everything together in a pitcher for Cinco de Mayo or summer barbecues. Enjoy it with any of these Easy Gluten-Free Cinco de Mayo Food recipes.
I have to say, if there is one cocktail that is universally liked by all, it is the margarita. That classic combination of lime and tequila is always a hit at any fiesta. And it’s actually the drink of choice for my husband when he wants a cocktail to wind down after along day.
Now, when it comes to margs, it pays to have some homemade margarita mix on hand if you’re going to be imbibing frequently. It’s a simple concoction of sugar, water, lime juice, and orange juice, heated and mixed until the sugar is dissolved. It saves time in the long run and tastes better than the bottled stuff you’ll grab at the liquor store. Plus it has way less sugar, non of that high fructose corn syrup, and no neon green food coloring, a few things we can all use a little less of without sacrificing our favorite drink to go along with our tacos and nachos. Heck, I’d drink one with BBQ Chicken Tostadas too.
And if you like the tartness of a margarita recipe, then these citrus-loaded Skinny Grapefruit Margaritas are for you.
Skinny Grapefruit Margarita Recipe Tips
- This recipe calls for flavored seltzer water, bt you can also use lemon and grapefruit soda, such as those by San Pellegrino. You will likely not need the additional honey or other sweetener.
- If using seltzer, you can sweeten with honey, as per this recipe, or use agave nectar or simple syrup. It calls for 1/4 cup but you can adjust to taste. This amount gives the perfect tart, bright flavor. Anything more would have been too cloying, but anything less will give you a super acidic citrus drink that is less than pleasant.
- For the freshest flavors, squeezing your own lime, lemon, and grapefruit juice is recommended.
- Are margaritas gluten free? Since all of the other ingredients are gluten free, it comes down to the tequila. Made the traditional way from the blue agave plant, tequila is naturally gluten free. However, some cheaper brands known as “mixto” may get their sugars from other sources, so while it isn’t likely they contain gluten, it is possible. Be sure to look for labels that say “100% agave”. If it says “mixto” or just “tequila”, the you must assume it is “mixto” and there is the possibility of getting glutened.
You’ll love this sassy and sweetly sour margarita worthy of summertime parties and bashes. You’ll be hanging on to this one all season long!
How do you serve margaritas?
- Grab some mason jars or margarita glasses and pour individual cocktails.
- Mix the entire batch in a pitcher or beverage dispenser jar and let everyone serve themselves.
- Traditional margaritas are served with salt on the rim, but I recommend sugar for this recipe for just a hint of extra sweetness. You can use any granulated sugar, but sparkling sugar works the best and has the prettiest appearance.
- Before pouring, rub the rim of your glasses with a wet finger or a lime wedge and roll the rim in a small bowl of sugar, or purchase a rimmer dish to make it easier.
What do you eat with skinny margaritas?
- Mexican Pineapple Black Bean Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes – a sweet and spicy meatless Mexican meal
- Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken and Black Beans – it’s so easy to make a big batch of chicken for tacos, nachos, quesadillas, salads, and more
- Easy Chicken Enchiladas – double your batch of salsa chicken and make a pan of these easy enchiladas
- Mexican Pepper Jack Cauli-Tots – cauliflower tots get a Tex Mex twist with spicy cheese
This Baked Chicken Tacos recipe from The Cookie Rookie is easy, spicy, and always a favorite. Or make up a super fast tray of Easy Nachos from Love From the Oven. All of these recipes would be even better when you pour yourself a Skinny Grapefruit Margarita.
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Skinny Grapefruit Margarita Recipe
Save the calories for the tacos when you make these skinny margaritas with refreshing citrus flavors. Grapefruit, lemon, and lime come together with tequila in a tart and tangy cocktail that’s bubbly and not too sweet. Whether you make grapefruit margaritas in individual glasses or one big pitcher for a crowd, it’s sure to be a fiesta when you party with these drinks.
And these citrus-loaded margaritas are refreshing no matter what glassware you serve them in, but for special occasions like Cinco de Mayo, here are some fun options…
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These citrus-loaded margaritas can be made in glasses or in a pitcher are perfect for a party. Made with fresh lime, lemon, and grapefruit juice, seltzer, and a bit of honey or agave, these skinny cocktails have less than 200 calories each.
Place sugar on a plate. Run a wet finger along the rim of the glasses or rub with a lime wedge, then turn them upside down on the plate and twist them into the sugar, coating them. Set aside until ready to use.
If making four individual drinks, in a measuring cup or cocktail shaker, combine lime juice, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, honey and tequila. Shake or stir well until fully combined, then divide between the glasses. Fill the glasses with ice, then top with lemon-lime and grapefruit seltzer (about 3/4 cup or a half a can of each type per glass).
If making in a pitcher, combine lime juice, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, honey and tequila in the pitcher. Stir until fully combined, then top with lemon-lime and grapefruit seltzer. Serve in sugar-rimmed glasses over ice.
Some earlier photos of these Citrus-Loaded Margaritas originally posted on Apr 23, 2015 by Kim, formerly of the Feed Me, Seymour blog, which no longer exists.