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Grapefruit Mint Margarita {Mint Paloma}

Instead of muddled mint, this Grapefruit Mint Margarita recipe (also known as a Mint Paloma) uses a mint simple syrup. Add in freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, tequila, and lime juice and you'll fall in love with this super refreshing grapefruit cocktail!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grapefruit Cocktails, Grapefruit Drinks, Margarita Recipes, Mint Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 cocktail
Author: Sues


  • Coarse salt or sugar, for garnish if desired
  • 3 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 3 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. mint simple syrup
  • ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Fresh mint, for garnish if desired
  • Grapefruit wedges, for garnish if desired


  • Brush rim of glass with simple syrup or lime juice and place upside-down on a small plate of coarse salt or sugar to coat rim. Fill glass with ice.
  • In an ice-filled shaker, combine grapefruit juice, tequila, simple syrup, and lime juice. Shake well and pour into prepared glass.
  • Garnish glass with fresh mint and grapefruit wedges, if desired.


  • Mint Simple Syrup recipe can be found here.

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