clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
close up photo of a drink

Citrus Margaritas

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Ice-cold citrus margaritas made with fresh-squeezed juice are refreshing, boozy, and perfect for an at-home happy hour. This recipe makes four small drinks and can easily be scaled up or down.


  • 8 ounces grapefruit juice (from about 2 grapefruit)
  • 5 ounces orange juice (from about 3 oranges)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Ice cubes
  • 8 ounces silver tequila
  • 4 ounces triple sec
  • Coarse salt, for glass rims
  • Sliced limes or lemons, for garnish


  1. Slice all of the citrus fruit in half and squeeze the juice from each into a bowl or large measuring cup.
  2. Place ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. For one drink, add approximately 4 ounces of the juice, 2 ounces of tequila, and 1 ounce of triple sec. Secure the lid and shake for 20 to 30 seconds.
  3. Pour some salt onto a shallow plate. Run a lime wedge around the edge of the serving glass. Place the glass rim in the salt so it’s lightly coated with the salt.
  4. Place ice cubes in the glass, pour in the drink, garnish with sliced lemons or limes and serve.


I prefer to shake the margarita with ice to combine the ingredients because it quickly chills them, but if you want to mix all four drinks at once you can combine the juice (strain it first to remove any pulp), tequila, and triple sec in a small pitcher. Serve in the prepared glasses with ice.

The nutrition estimate does not include the salt for the glasses.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 284
  • Sugar: 15.1g
  • Sodium: 2.2mg
  • Fat: .02g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.2g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: citrus margarita recipe