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Spicy Grapefruit Margarita in glasses on wood board with red grapefruit garnish and spicy chili salt rims.

Fall Drink Recipe: Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

Image provided via: Half Baked Harvest

Fall festivities are in full swing! Inspired by our latest print drop, Dallas, this colorful Spicy Grapefruit Margarita is designed to keep you warm in cooler weather. Did you know that Texas’ state fruit is red grapefruit? It’s no wonder palomas & margaritas are so popular there. This Half Baked Harvest recipe is a great way to add a little spice to your next dinner party this fall! 

Spicy Grapefruit Margarita in glass with grapefruit wedge garnish and spicy chili salt rim
Image provided via: Half Baked Harvest


Pitcher Margaritas

1 1/2 cups silver tequila 12 ounces

2 cups grapefruit juice 16 ounces

3/4 cups fresh lime juice

1/4 cup agave nectar may also use honey

1-2 whole jalapeños halved (depending on how spicy you want your drink!)

Slices of lime & grapefruit for serving

One Glass

1 1/2 - 2 ounces silver tequila

2 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice

1 ounce fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon agave nectar or more to taste

1-2 slices jalapeno (depending on how spicy you want your drink!)

Slices of lime & grapefruit for serving

Spicy Chili Salt Rim

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons granulated sugar


Spicy Chili Salt Rim

In a bowl, combine the chili powder salt & sugar. Mix well to combine. Use this mixture to rim your glasses.

Pitcher Margaritas

Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher & stir to combine. Keep chilled in the fridge for 1-3 hours. Taste the drink every hour to check for spiciness. The longer you leave the jalapeño in the drink the spicier the drink will become. Once the drink is spiced to your liking, remove the jalapeños.

When ready to serve, salt the rims of 4-6 glasses. Add ice to each glass & pour the margaritas over the ice. Add a grapefruit & a lime wedge.

One Glass

Salt the rim of your glass. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker & fill with ice. Shake until combined & then strain into your prepared glass. The longer you shake the drink, the spicier it will become. Add a grapefruit wedge & a slice of jalapeño if desired.

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We hope you enjoy pairing this delicious cocktail with our latest fall print, Dallas. If you love this recipe, find more amazing dishes & more drinks on Half Baked Harvest’s Blog & Instagram

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