Lovely Libations: Pink Grapefruit Margarita

Blame it on my mother, but I am a huge fan of margaritasโ€“especially the Barefoot Contessa’s recipe for Pink Grapefruit Margaritas from her cookbook, How Easy Is That. Honestly, it’s everything you could ever ask for in a good marg: refreshing, not too sweet, and relatively easy to make (and drink).

For those of you who are planning a summer barbeque or simply a night in with friends, this is a must-serve cocktail. But, if alcohol isn’t for you, just swap out the liquor for sparkling water or Sprite. It’s just as delicious!

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?

Pink Grapefruit Margarita RecipeServes 4


  • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
  • ยฝ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup triple sec orange liqueur
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • Kosher salt


What’s your favorite summertime sip?

Also, be sure to check out my 10 favorite summer cocktails too.

XO Lauren

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Categories: Dine
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  • Sarah Heckle

    Yum, I’ll have to try this because I like margaritas and especially grapefruit.

    My fave summer drink is mojitos! Check out my recipe!

  • Melissa Panici

    This looks really good! Actually my favorite drink for summer are margaritas! The weekend we went to the lake they made me a huge margarita for my birthday! It was really good:) Thanks for sharing the recipe Lauren!

  • Amanda Ebersole

    Totally pinning this! Sounds amazing & semi healthy too! :)

  • Angela Christianson

    This looks so delish! My mom also loves margs and its what we always drink when I go home! I def need to try! Just pinned it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Amy Breckenridge

    looks delicious and refreshing! i love grapefruit so this is perfect :)


  • Rachel Trampel

    Ummm… DELICIOUS! Need to try this! I am a huge fan of margaritas :) Fun and full of flavor!


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  • Marie Fournier

    It looks delicious, I need try this !!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Meghan Conard

    Yum! Definitely trying this recipe this weekend!

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  • Petra Zeller

    Yummy this looks delicious. I LOVE margaritas too :) I try this. I love strawberry margaritas where I do it by myself :) all my friends like it too.
    xo, Petra

    Take a look on my summer salad with strawberrys and asparagus

  • Brittany Salazar

    I can’t wait to try this! You always find the best recipes Lauren.

  • Hailey Anderson

    Yummy, the perfect summer drink (: Don’t forget to stop by my ETSY account for its grand opening.

  • Madison Montgomery

    This looks so good! I love pink grapefruit. I’ll have to share this with my mom!


  • Melissa LaRose

    oh my gosh… My friends and I LOVE margaritas, we will have to try this!

    <3 Melissa

  • Liesl

    That looks great! My drink of choice in the summer: Pina Colodas! YES! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Liesl xxx

  • Larissa Wilhelm
  • Linh Ly

    OMG that looks so delicious and refreshing! I can’t wait to try this at home. Wish I were near the beach drinking it though. Thanks Lauren!


  • Desi Mintalova

    Oh, this looks delicious … but my most favourite summer sip is Virgin Colada or Piลˆa Colada.. :) Yum โ™ฅ

  • Vanessa R

    Margaritas are my fav! Definitely keeping this in my for later!

  • Melissa Burke

    I tried it and it was gorgeous! I used Sprite instead of alcohol, like you suggested…

    I also added in a splash of grenadine to give it an even prettier colour :)

    It was my first ever mocktail so I think I did okay! Here’s a pic

  • Katherine G

    A margarita in a mason jar makes a margarita that much better. I’m not a fan of grapefruit or ruby red juice (when I tried it I nearly gagged) but I think this recipe is a great template for any flavor you like.

  • Becca Lily

    This looks so good! Plus they’re pink :) Must try it




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