I love anything spicy, so adding a little kick to this refreshing margarita seemed like the perfect addition. Any holiday that centers around cocktails and queso is one I’ll celebrate. Not that I need a reason for either one. If you’re unsure of what you need for your Cinco de Mayo party (or just for any day when you’re craving a cocktail) this grapefruit jalapeño margarita recipe is one you must try!
I’m not a fan of a syrup-filled margarita. Being a Texan, who basically considers Tex-Mex a way of life, I’ve had many a margarita. I prefer the authentic Mexican-style margarita that uses fresh lime juice, as I did in this recipe.
Also, let me tell ya that if you haven’t hopped on the Topo Chico bandwagon yet– it’s so delicious and is a great mixer for cocktails! I’ll share more cocktail recipes using it, soon.
For one cocktail, multiply as necessary.
- 3 ounces of Patron silver tequila
- 4 ounces of fresh grapefruit juice
- 2 ounces of fresh lime juice
- 2 ounces of Topo Chico mineral water
- 2-3 fresh jalapeño slices
- Crushed ice
- Lime, jalapeño, and grapefruit for garnish
*If you like your margaritas a little sweeter, add about 1 or 2 teaspoons of agave nectar.
- Start by rubbing a lime wedge around the edge of your glass and dipping it onto a plate of salt.
- Pour the tequila in a glass and add your jalapeños. (If you can let it sit for up to thirty minutes, it will infuse and make the flavor better.)
- Add fresh grapefruit juice, lime juice, and Topo Chico. Stir, then add ice.
- Garnish & enjoy!