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RECIPE: Summer Citrus Margarita

Add orange juice and grapefruit juice for a
Summer Citrus Margarita. Photo courtesy
El Jimador tequila.

  Margaritas are made with tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. What happens if you divided the juice into 1/3 lime, 1/3 orange and 1/3 grapefruit?

You have a Summer Citrus Margarita!

This recipe is courtesy of Steve Rice, Vice President of Sales at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Try it now. It just might become your official Labor Day cocktail.


  • 1 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or GranGala
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • Margarita salt (this is simply large-crystal salt—kosher salt or coarse sea salt)
  • Preparation
    1. Add first 5 ingredients to a blender and blend.
    2. Moisten rims of glasses and dip into a plate of Margarita salt.
    3. Fill glasses with Margarita. Garnish with a lime wedge. Serve.

    Find more of our favorite cocktail recipes—including a large selection of Margarita recipes—in our Cocktails & Spirits Section.

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