Backyard BBQ

Grilled Grapefruit Margarita

July 17, 2020
Photo by Julia Gartland
Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with Cointreau. Need to stock up your bar cart? You can buy Cointreau on Drizly here. —The Editors

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Makes 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1.5 ounces grilled grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 slice of grilled grapefruit
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Directions
  1. To make grilled grapefruit juice: slice one grapefruit into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Oil grates of grill so that grapefruit doesn't stick. Char grapefruit slices and let cool. Reserve one slice for garnish, and juice remaining slices.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
  3. Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with a grilled grapefruit wheel.

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Elliott Clark, also known as the Apartment Bartender, is a well-respected tastemaker, cocktail creator, spirits writer, and photographer in the spirits industry. What started out as a hobby for making cocktails at home has developed into a full-blown career that takes Elliott all over the world mixing drinks for some of the world’s most notable brands, and making the world of spirits more accessible to the at-home cocktail enthusiast.