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Grapefruit Margarita

Grapefruit Margarita
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The following recipe and photography was provided by recipe developer and food photographer, Ashley Durand of Plate & Pen.

If there’s one thing I love to sip on during citrus season, it’s a margarita.

I know, I know, margaritas are typically a summer drink, but who could resist the refreshing flavor during a snowy Midwest winter.

Grapefruit Margarita

If I’m making margaritas at home, I often use Heinen’s fresh grapefruit juice as my mixer. Found in their Produce Department, Heinen’s associates actually juice fresh grapefruits and oranges in-store every day. I’ve never heard of a grocery store that does this, but I love that it guarantees freshness in every bottle. During citrus season, they also juice ripe blood oranges, so if grapefruit isn’t your thing, or if you’re looking to shake up your cocktail routine, I recommend using that while it’s available.

Cheers to the amazing flavors of citrus season with a glass of this vibrant and zesty cocktail creation.

Grapefruit Margarita

Grapefruit Margarita


  • 2 oz. silver tequila
  • 2 oz. Heinen's fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar
  • 1 drop almond extract
  • Brown sugar and Tajin seasoning, mixed together for the rim
  • Lime wedges
  • Ice


  1. Mix the brown sugar and Tajin seasoning together on a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass.
  2. Twist the wet rim into the brown sugar and Tajin mixture.
  3. Add ice to the glass.
  4. Add the grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice, nectar and the almond extract to a shaker filled with ice. Shake until cold and pour over the ice in the dressed glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

Grapefruit Margarita

Ashley Durand

By Ashley Durand

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