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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.

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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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

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Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)

Friday 5th of February 2016

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!

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Monday 1st of February 2016

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!

Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Monday 1st of February 2016

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!

Serene @ House of Yumm

Sunday 31st of January 2016

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.

Paula - bell'alimento

Sunday 31st of January 2016

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

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