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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this delicious and refreshing margarita! Make a batch or just one!


1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 ½ cups silver tequila 12 ounces

2 cups grapefruit juice 16 ounces

¾ cups fresh lime juice

¼ cup agave nectar may also use honey

1 ½ whole jalapeños halved (depending on how spicy you want your drink)

slices lime + grapefruit for serving

1 ¾ ounces silver tequila

2 ½ ounces grapefruit juice

1 ounce fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon agave nectar or more to taste

1 ½ slices jalapeno depending on how spicy you want your drink

slices lime + grapefruit for serving


In a bowl, combine the chili power salt and sugar. Mix well to combine. Use this mixture to rim your glasses.

Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and stir to combine. Keep chilled in the fridge for 1-3 hours. Taste the drink every hour to check for spiciness. The longer you leave the jalapeño in the drink the spicier the drink will become. Once the drink is spiced to your liking, remove the jalapeños.

When ready to serve, salt the rims of 4-6 glasses. Add ice to each glass and pour the margaritas over the ice. Add a grapefruit and a lime wedge.

Salt the rim of your glass. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until combined and then strain into your prepared glass. The longer you shake the drink, the spicier it will be come. Add a grapefruit wedge and a slice of jalapeño if desired.

Thank you to Half Baked Harvest for this cocktail recipe!