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Broiled Grapefruit Margarita

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 599kcal
This Broiled Grapefruit Margarita is the best Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipe! A great tangy-sweet refreshing margarita recipe, perfect for any Summer day, and especially Cinco de Mayo! 
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  • 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.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 128g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 111g | Vitamin A: 4245IU | Vitamin C: 124.2mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 0.7mg