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Grapefruit Habanero Margarita

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: grapefruit cocktail, grapefruit margarita, spicy grapefruit margarita, spicy margarita
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Erin @ Platings & Pairings
This Grapefruit Habanero Margarita is the perfect spicy cocktail for sipping on summer days!
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Ingredients

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 habanero sliced

Margarita

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce spicy simple syrup
  • Salt for rimming the glasses (I like to use citrus salts)
  • Lime wedges for rimming the glasses

Instructions

Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Heat over high heat, stirring so that the sugar dissolves into the water. The mixture will go from milky white to clear. At this point, add the sliced habanero.
  2. Allow the mixture to come to a rapid boil, and then immediately turn the heat down so it just simmers. Let it simmer for 10 minutes, and then remove from the heat. The syrup will reduce and thicken slightly, and will take on a slightly orange tint.
  3. Allow the syrup to cool (about 30 minutes). Remove the pepper pieces and any stray floating seeds, and discard them.

Margarita

  1. Run a lime wedge along the lip of your glass and dip in salt to cover the rim. Combine the tequila, grapefruit juice, triple sec and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine and strain into a salted margarita glass. Add ice cubes and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Grapefruit Habanero Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320
% Daily Value*
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Sugar 36g40%
Vitamin C 15.3mg19%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.