Grapefruit Margarita with Chili Lime Rim

Grapefruit Margarita with Chili Lime Rim |

Kick up your heels, enjoy the weekend and celebrate National Margarita day with this refreshing Grapefruit Margarita with Chili Lime Rim. 

Grapefruit Margarita with Chile Lime Rim from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

This post is sponsored on behalf of VEEV Spirits.  As always all opinions are my own and thank for supporting brands that I work with. 

I don’t know about you but I find it incredibly convenient that margarita day happens to fall out on the night of the Oscars.  I mean, I love the movies and the pretty dresses and all but we need something to help us through that 3 hour + award show.

In all honesty I feel for the attendees because they are the ones stuck in an amphitheater having to listen to all the speeches, the fun and boring ones.  At least I can wander off and do something productive once the winner is announced (sorry Best Visual Effects Editor but I’m just not interested in your speech).

Although truthfully at the end of the long week – and what a long week it has been, all I really want to do is kick my heels up and enjoy a refreshing cocktail.

Grapefruit Margarita with Chile Lime Rim |

Typically when you’re going to fix that margarita you want three things, tequila, triple sec or cointreau and lime juice but who says you always have to use tequila?

I’ve had margaritas made with other spirits before and they are downright delicious, which is why I was really excited to try one out with VEEV.

VEEV was created as a better alternative to vodka using winter wheat from Idaho, Rocky Mountain Water and Acai from Brazil.  It’s all-natural, made in small-batches, smooth tasting and downright delicious.

Grapefruit Margarita with Chile Lime Rim | The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Grapefruit Margarita with Chile Lime Rim |

You know how sometimes when you enjoy a margarita you get that heartburn feeling? What I love about VEEV is there’s no after effect of it, the spirit really is that smooth tasting.  The smell is faintly of citrus notes which is why I thought it would be perfect match for grapefruit.   The regular salted rim though is replaced with a mild kick of chili powder and lime. Go ahead and use whatever you have at home but for more heat chiptole chili powder is the way to go or ancho for some smokiness.

Grapefruit Margarita with Chili Lime Rim
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  • 1 1/2 ounces VEEV
  • 1/2 ounce Tequila
  • 4 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • ice
  • lime and grapefruit wedge for garnish
  • For the rim:
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (regular, chipotle or ancho)


  1. Fill a shaker with ice and add the VEEV, tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime juice. Cover and shake.
  2. In a small bowl combine the salt, lime zest and chili powder and pour onto a plate.
  3. Using a lime wedge wet the rim of your rocks glass and dip in the chili lime salt.
  4. Fill the glass with ice and strain the cocktail into the glass. Garnish with grapefruit and lime wedges.
  5. Makes 1 cocktail.
Recipe Type: Beverage, Cocktail

 Grapefruit Margarita with Chile Lime Rim |

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7 thoughts on “Grapefruit Margarita with Chili Lime Rim

  1. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    These look so light and refreshing, and I’m really intrigued by making margaritas with other types of spirits. The timing is actually perfect – I just had a sip of a margarita made with bourbon on Friday. I know it sounds strange, but it was really good!

    1. Susan Palmer

      To be honest I had to search too but did the trick for me, maybe you can find the store that carries it on there?


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