Hi, friend. I have a confession to make. I love margaritas. So, when the recipe for this Ginger Grapefruit Margarita landed in my inbox, I just had to give it a go.
I don’t drink cocktails much, but when I do, a margarita is always high on the list. I weird people out when I say that I prefer tequila over most spirits, because it turns most folks into…well, don’t don’t fair well with it.
Me, on the other hand? I really enjoy the taste of tequila and mixed drinks that involve it. And nope, I don’t enjoy those fancy tequilas. Give me the regular stuff!
Adding Ginger To The Margarita
I was given this recipe to share during a morning segment on Good Day Columbus. Well, I had to test it before the segment, right?
The key to this cocktail recipe? The ginger ale. You heard me! I used freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and orange juice for the recipe, but the topping of REAL ginger ale took this to another level.
Reed’s Real Ginger Ale is a brand new product that was launched in April. They sent me some to try when they sent this margarita recipe for Cinco de Mayo.
It’s available to purchase on Amazon, so you can make easy cocktails at home with a ginger ale that uses fresh ginger. It comes in two separate varieties: Zero-Sugar and Original. Pretty cool.
No Frills Margarita Recipe
Like I mentioned, I did use freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and orange juice, because I had a grapefruit and orange on hand. But, this recipe is such a no-frills, full flavor margarita.
I used orange juice because I didn’t have that fancy orange liqueur. I also never have triple sec on hand, so I rarely use it in my margaritas.
It says you can use agave, but again, sugar is simple and easy so that’s what I used. Also, are you a salt rim person, or no salt? I’ll take it any way I can get it. Ha!
Ready to make your ginger grapefruit margarita? Let’s go!
Ginger Grapefruit Margarita
0.5 oz orange liqueur (or orange juice)
1.5oz grapefruit juice
0.75oz agave (or sugar)
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE
Pour in a large mason jar or margarita glass, salted rim optional
Top with Reed’s Ginger Ale