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Spicy Margarita

Remember when everyone in Hollywood was on the “Grapefruit Diet”?

That was a terrible idea (like every super low-calorie fad diet). Adding grapefruit to a margarita, on the other hand, is  a great idea.

Margaritas are best enjoyed on hot, sunny days, and the fresh grapefruit juice adds to the tart lime flavor while making the drink even more refreshing.

This one also has a slight kick, thanks to a pinch of chili pepper and a few slices of jalapeno. Can’t you just taste the grilled fish tacos you’ll eat while sipping on it?

 

 

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5 minutes

1 Serving

Ingredients

2 cups (approximately) ice

1 ounce fresh lime juice

2 1/2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice

1 1/2 ounces silver tequila

pinch sea salt

pinch chili powder

2 slices jalapeno

1 slice lime

1 wedge grapefruit

 

Directions

Spicy Margarita
  1. Fill cocktail shaker half way with ice and pour lime juice, grapefruit juice and tequila into shaker and shake until cold.
  2. Rim a rocks glass with a mixture of sea salt and chili powder.
  3. Place the sliced jalapeno into the rocks glass and muddle.
  4. Add ice to glass and pour the shaken mixture over the ice and jalapeno.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lime and grapefruit, and serve!

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

Cocktails are often loaded with added sugar, but this one is all fresh fruit juice and nutritious spices. The reason grapefruit was the star of a fad diet, by the way, is that it’s been linked to boosting metabolism and promoting weight loss in animal studies. That’s not to say there’s any proof eating a moderate amount will help you shed pounds, but the fruit does definitely provide fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A.

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