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Texas Red River Margaritas

When I lived in Texas, I decided to create a cocktail that represented my new home. I've found that blood orange juice works just as well as the grapefruit juice. —Danny Schneider, Omaha, NE
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, quartered and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sugar
  • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup


  • Place tequila and jalapenos in a small bowl. Let stand 2-3 hours.
  • Using water, moisten the rims of four margarita or cocktail glasses. Mix salt and sugar on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip rim into salt mixture. Set aside. Discard remaining salt mixture on plate.
  • Strain tequila into a small bowl, discarding jalapenos. Stir in grapefruit juice and simple syrup. Serve in prepared glasses over ice.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 421 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (60g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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    Apr 2, 2020

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