Vanilla Grapefruit Margaritas

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Vanilla Grapefruit Margaritas


  • 5 oz. Grapefruit juice -  freshly squeezed  
  • 2 1/2 oz. Vanilla syrup - recipe below 
  • 1 oz. triple sec / grand marnier 
  • 2 1/2 oz, Silver tequila 
  • bunch of mint - cleaned and lightly chopped
  • Vanilla salt - recipe below 

Vanilla Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean / 1 tsp. vanilla extract 

Vanilla Salt Rim:

  • 2 Tbs. Kosher salt 
  • 2 Tbs. Sea salt 
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla powder
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract 


Vanilla Syrup Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Set aside (strain if needed) and cool. 

Vanilla Salt Rim Method:

  1. Combine the salts and powder together in a small bowl. Sprinkle the vanilla extract on, making sure to distribute evenly in order to avoid clumping. Stir and set aside. 

Vanilla Grapefruit Margaritas Method:

  1. Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with Ice. 
  2. Shake for about 15 - 30 seconds.
  3. Rub each glasses rim with grapefruit juice, then dip rim in vanilla salt. 
  4. Fill each glass with 3 ice cubes and pour into glass through a strainer. Top with a sprig of mint. 


Pomelo Margaritas are a great variation I made the week before. Just substitute 4 oz. Pomelo juice and 1 oz. lemon/lime juice to replace the grapefruit juice. 

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