Emma Reynolds Ezell – Jalapeno Grapefruit Margarita

When you are looking to spice up your next get-together, try my favorite Jalapeno Grapefruit Margarita. The combination of Jalapeno and Florida Grapefruit provides a unique spin on a traditional favorite that everyone will enjoy.

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  • 1 Florida Grapefruit wedge for garnish
  • 3 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 thinly sliced jalapeno round
  • 1 oz. (30 ml) lime juice
  • 2 oz. (60 ml) Florida Grapefruit juice
  • 1 ½ oz. (45 ml) tequila
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 lime wedge for garnish


Emma Reynolds Ezell – Jalapeno Grapefruit Margarita
Step 1:

Mix salt and chili powder on a small,rimmed plate.

Step 2:

To prepare your glass, run a lime wedge around the outer top edge of each glass and roll the glass in the chili-salt.

Step 3:

Place jalapeno slice within cocktail shaker and muddle.

Step 4:

Add lime juice, grapefruit juice, tequila and ice to cocktail shaker.

Step 5:

Fasten cocktail shaker lid securely and shake well.

Step 6:

Strain the mixture into prepared glass.

Step 7:

Garnish glasses with lime and Florida Grapefruit wedges

Helpful Tip:

My Margarita is great paired with my family favorite Barbecue Chicken recipe.