Fresh Grapefruit Margarita

This fresh grapefruit margarita is packed full of grapefruit and lime flavor. Serve it on the rocks or frozen – either way is totally delicious! 

This fresh grapefruit margarita is packed full of grapefruit and lime flavor. Serve it on the rocks or frozen - either way is totally delicious!

This post is sponsored by Truvia. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

After I took these photos I thought to myself “Ughhhhhhhhh you made a grapefruit margarita and didn’t salt the damn rim!” Rookie mistake.

Even though I’m not really a rookie in the cocktail department it was still n00b move.

Although to be honest I didn’t even miss the salted rim.

I also garnished with a little mint because I loved the way the pink color of the drink popped with that green mint. It’s so pretty, right?! 

Plus I just lightly sweetened this baby with a Truvia spoonable sweetener.

I like to add just a little so I get the perfect balance of sweet and tart but feel free to make this baby as sweet as you like.

bennie boo boo the cat


I also love that this is a simple drink made with simple ingredients. 

Typically when I put together a recipe it’s a laundry list of ingredients. Nope. Not with this recipe. Less ingredients BUT big time flavor.

Pretty much my theme for this year – LESS! Less clutter, less mess and less stress!

I know everyone wants to make those changes but it’s going to happen in my life ASAP.

It’s time to get all the thing in my life that stressing me out, out of my life! Who’s with me?

Also these cocktails were needed BADLY this week. If you’re not a pet lover you’re probably gonna read my next paragraph and be like “OMG you’re insane” but really I’m not crazy (ok maybe a tiny bit crazy) I just love my cats.

I ended up having to put my little nugget Bennie Boo Boo in the animal ICU this week. She ended up getting really sick and almost ended up dying.


This fresh grapefruit margarita is packed full of grapefruit and lime flavor. Serve it on the rocks or frozen.


By the time I got her to the animal hospital her temperature had dropped to 92 and her blood pressure was in the 40’s. If you’re wondering what “normal” is for a cats it’s a temperature of 100-102 and blood pressure in the 120’s.

Basically she was in bad shape and when they took her away from me to put her on heat support I just about lost my ish and cried like a baby in the examine room while they tried to ask me if I wanted them to perform CPR on her if her little heart gave out.

These are not questions I was prepared to answer. I mean of course I did but in that moment I literally thought to myself “where are my parents? I’m not old enough to make decisions like this…”

The good news is that after almost 3 days in the hospital she is finally home.

She is still sick and I have to keep a very watchful eye on her BUT she is definitely doing better.

But after I saw the bill (she is totally worth but still it’s so. much. money.) I needed one of these margs in my life.

Really I needed like 40 of these in my life but I settled for just 2.

{My wonderful friend Jenni of Pastry Chef Online set up a GoFundMe for Bennie and I can’t thank her enough! Jenni actually fostered Bennie for the first very rough 10 months of her life.}

Looking for more margaritas in your life?

Try my cilantro margarita, mango margarita boozesicle or my pomegranate margarita.


Fresh Grapefruit Margarita

This fresh grapefruit margarita is packed full of grapefruit and lime flavor. Serve it on the rocks or frozen - either way is totally delicious!

Yield: 4 cocktails

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minuts

Total Time: 15 minutes


For grapefruit lime juice:

  • 2 whole ruby red grapefruits, peeled and seeded
  • 1 lime, peeled and seeded
  • 2 teaspoons Truvia spoonable (more can be used)

For margarita: 

  • 1-1/2 cup grapefruit lime juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup orange liqueur


For grapefruit lime juice:
In a high powered blender (I used my Vitamix) add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste and add more sweetener if desired.

For margarita:
In a large pitcher add ice and all ingredients. Stir to combine. If you want our margaritas to be frozen blend together with ice in a blender. Garnish with mint if you're feeling fancy.

This fresh grapefruit margarita is packed full of grapefruit and lime flavor.

26 Responses to “Fresh Grapefruit Margarita”

  1. #
    Peggy Gilbey McMackin — January 29, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Love your Post, so well written and what a terrific idea to weeten up the Margarita with Truvia. It seems this would offer the perfect balance to the tartness of the grapefruit. So sorry on your worries with Bennie Boo Boo, including the financial woes ensued. Good thing you had prepared a lovely drink at hand (and given the circumstances were able to stop at 2!) Best wishes on the de-clutter. This is a habit I’ve inherited from my 89 year old aunt- if you are not using it give it to someone who can. I weekly peek through drawers and cabinets making it effortless to simply remove un-needed items. Have a good weekend, and best wishes.

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — January 29, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I’m so sorry about your kitty, seriously they’re like having children. I remember when my cat got sick and the insane amount his vet/hospital bills ended up costing me. Luckily that was almost 5 years ago and he is doing great! I hope your little Bennie heals up quickly. Have one of these simple but gorgeous grapefruit margaritas tonight and think about the bill tomorrow!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — January 29, 2016 at 11:36 am

    So glad your kitty is on the mend! Cocktails are definitely in order to help you cope, probably double fisting would be a good idea!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — January 29, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    This is gorgeous! I love the vibrant color and pink grapefruit is my favorite. So happy to hear your cat is feeling better 🙂

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — January 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I love the color with the mint green against it!!! Hope Bennie Boo Boo feels better soon!

  6. #
    Kirsten / Comfortably Domestic — January 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Holy crap! I knew Bennie wasn’t doing well, but the CPR question?! I would’ve bawled my eyes out. I’m so glad that your little spitfire is back at home. Maybe she’ll even let you snuggle her a bit. Definitely worth at least 2 of these margaritas.

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    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah — January 29, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Now THIS is the kind of grapefruit I can enjoy 😀 Love it!

  8. #
    Mel @ The Refreshanista — January 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Oh my gosh these look deliiiiicious! Pinning for later (when I’m not pregnant!).

  9. #
    Megan Keno — January 29, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Your cat is adorable! And this margarita sounds so refreshing, I love it!

  10. #
    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — January 29, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I’m so glad that Bennie is home! Still sending thoughts and prayers your way. I found our cat in sort of the same way. In a parking lot with her ear halfway torn off. She was less than a pound! At 6 months she started having seizures but they’re pretty controlled now with medication and a change of diet. I know how hard it is to see them in pain, she’s literally my child! You’re totally not crazy 😉 And yes, you totally deserve 2 or 3 of these gorgeous margs!

  11. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 29, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Poor little kitty! I would make margaritas too to calm my nerves!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — January 29, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    So sorry to hear about your cat. I’m glad she’s home where she’s sure to get crazy (and deserved) amounts of TLC. Great recipe — perfect to help unwind. Hope you’re doing ok, too!

  13. #
    Sara — January 30, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Salt or no salt it’s a beautiful drink! I hope your kitty feels better soon 🙂

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    Kim Beaulieu — January 30, 2016 at 4:06 am

    I am relieved Bennie is coming around. That must have been horrible. We had a serious scare with one of the horses this month and I was a mess. I didn’t think she’d pull through and I was just inconsolable for hours. I think I freaked all the other horses in the barn out with all the loud sobbing. Luckily she pulled through, but it was days of no sleep and vet visits. I have so much empathy for what you’re been through this week. You and Bennie are soul mates, and I’m thrilled to know things are looking up. Spark says to tell her he loves her and is so happy she’s okay.

    I think this margarita is the perfect drink for a rough week. You deserve one, or ten, after everything you’ve been through. I have to say I didn’t even notice the salt thing, it’s such a beautiful drink. I could drink this all day long.

  15. #
    kita — January 30, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Isn’t it crazy how these little balls of fluff so quickly wrap themselves around our hearts and nuzzle in? I was on the phone after a stressful day myself last night telling my step-mom I was in strong need of a cocktail and explaining all bout lil Benz to her (sent her a link as well!). Good timing on the cocktail. Let’s just sit back and enjoy it before any more stress falls down the trail for us right?

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — January 30, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I’m so sorry about your cat! But I’m happy she’s home. I’ve never had a pet and part of the reason is that I think I couldn’t handle situations like that. 🙁 I hope she’s 100% better soon!

    And I feel for you with the salted rim thing. I never realize this stuff until I’m editing the pictures and the post is all written. Every. Time.

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — January 30, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    These are seriously gorgeous, and I wouldn’t miss the salted rim one bit, either. I’m happy that Bennie is home with you again. I would have been right there with you…bawling, scared, looking for some adultier than myself (happens more than I’d like to admit). Give that kitty a big smooch!

  18. #
    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — January 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    What a gorgeous margarita! I don’t think it needs the salt either! 🙂

  19. #
    Melanie | Melanie Makes — January 30, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I’ll take a pitcher! On the rocks, frozen – doesn’t matter!

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    Susan — January 31, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I’m so happy to hear that Benz is taking a turn for the better. I’d go nuts if Sir Pugsley got sick, so I totally hear where you are coming from. Our fur babies are part of the family and I’ll definitely do whatever for him! You deserve this margarita (or 3). It’s gorgeous!

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    sue|theviewfromgreatisland — January 31, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I’m so glad Bennie is home, and yes, those animal hospital bills can be stunning — I’m not surprised you needed a margarita or two!

  22. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — January 31, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I could seriously use a pitcher of those right now ; ) Gorgeous.

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    Serene @ House of Yumm — January 31, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    So sorry to hear about your cat!! Happy that you have her back home now though. And this drink is absolutely gorgeous!! Loving that grapefruit on the top and the mint definitely is perfection on there.

  24. #
    Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet — February 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Can I just say this looks amazing! And I am not even much of a grapefruit fan but I am thinking this would change me!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — February 1, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I’m so happy to hear that your little Bennie is doing so much better. I was happy to have helped in some small way with my contribution. We animal lovers need to stick together.
    I’m not much of a grapefruit lover, but turn it into a margarita, and I’m all for it.
    Cheers to Bennie’s continued good health!

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — February 5, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Stunning photos! I also love the way the mint pops next to the pink of the drink. And although I ADORE a salted rim … if the drink doesn’t need it, it doesn’t need it!

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