BROILED GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA is the best Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipe! A great tangy-sweet refreshing margarita recipe, perfect for any Summer day!
By now, you guys are well aware that I love margaritas. Is there anything better? Just so refreshing. Well we Margarita lovers are in luck because the holiday for all Marg lovers, CINCO DE MAYO, is NEXT WEEK! Can you believe it? In the past couple weeks I’ve posted a couple quick favorites, Simple Skinny Margaritas and Frozen Watermelon Margaritas, but today I post my favorite! BROILED GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITAS! Cheers, friends!
There’s just something I love LOVE about grapefruit juice. It’s probably my favorite fruit juice. Refreshing, lively, and tart. I think its the perfect mixer for cocktails, especially margaritas.
This isn’t just your typical run of the mill Grapefruit Margarita though, it’s a BROILED GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA!
It’s topped with candied broiled grapefruit and garnished with some rosemary salt. DAAAAANG. Good luck drinking just one! Sigh. It could be a long (and fun) Cinco de Mayo!
What’s your favorite cocktail to shake together for Cinco de Mayo? I’ve partnered with some of my favorite bloggers to participate in MARGARITA WEEK!! Click HERE to see all of our favorite margaritas, updated over the next couple days. I saw the list of what people were planning to make, and it got me so excited. You guys are in for a treat. Cheers :)
5 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
15 minTotal Time
- 3 ounces (2 shots) good quality tequila
- 3 ruby red grapefruits
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- Splash sparkling water per glass. (optional)
- course salt and rosemary for rim garnish
- Preheat your oven broiler.
- Slice two of the grapefruits in half. Slice the third into 1/2 inch slices and then again in half. (to create the wedges as shown). Place all the grapefruit on a cookie sheet.
- In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and white sugar. Liberally top the grapefruit halves as well as the slices with the sugar mixture.
- Place under the broiler for 8-10 minutes or until the grapefruit is toasted/caramelized.
- Remove from the oven, setting aside the sliced grapefruit wedges to use as garnish. Squeeze the grapefruit halves into a cocktail shaker, the juice should equal one cup.
- Mix in the lime juice, agave nectar, and tequila. Add in some ice and shake until fully combined.
- On a small plate, mix together 2 parts course sea salt to one part dried rosemary. Wet part of each glass and dip in the salt mixture.
- Pour the margaritas over ice and garnish with the broiled grapefruit wedges. If topping with the sparkling water splash, do that at the end.