Mid-Winter Margarita

November 26, 2014
3 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This recipe comes from Eric Prum and Josh Williams of Mason Shaker -- it's adapted from their new book, Shake. When we don't want to feel like it's the dead of winter outside, this is what we make. It takes us away. —Food52

What You'll Need
  • 4 1/2 ounces Don Julio Blanco tequila
  • 2 1/4 ounces triple sec
  • 2 1/4 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/4 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 fresh lime wheels for garnish
  • Chile salt (1:1 sea salt and ground chile peppers)
  1. Combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  2. Strain over ice into chilled rocks glasses rimmed with chili salt. Garnish with lime wheels.

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6 Reviews

Kathy S. December 2, 2021
I can't have grapefruit, due to cholesterol medication. So I cut the Triple Sec by half, made a simple syrup with jalapeño (you choose the amount) it will keep in the fridge for a long time. And rimmed the glass with Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt (San Francisco Co.). A racy refresh with a little bite...
Hannah F. November 22, 2019
Food52 - where can I find these glasses??
Reed K. August 31, 2018
I've been making this for months, without a recipe, since the one day that I didn't have enough limes but had an extra grapefruit lying around. It's the absolute best!
kathleen G. February 14, 2015
Absolutely delicious. I used ghost pepper salt, and the contrast between sweet and salty is wonderful
Karen F. December 21, 2014
Tajin is the perfect premade seasoning salt with ground chilis for margaritas!!
Sam R. December 1, 2014
Delicious, should be standard margarita not mid-winter!