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Grapefruit Cinnamon Margarita with Salted Cinnamon Rim

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It’s that time again y’all, Cinco de Mayo is here! It’s such a fun holiday for me because I participate in something called #MargaritaWeek with a bunch of other amazing bloggers and creatives. Also, we all know that margaritas are my favorite drink of choice and if you missed my ’healthy’ Cherry-Berry Lime Kombucha version, check it out.

I also just love everything about Cinco de Mayo – chips and salsa are my love language, and a ton of queso. I mean, does it get any better? NO! It’s usually an upbeat, fun day spent with friends or family, games and laughs.

I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing quite a few bars in NYC in my short 6 months here and there was a cocktail at one place with a grapefruit and cinnamon combo. Sounds interesting right? Cinnamon makes things naturally sweeter. Have you ever put cinnamon on strawberries? Go do that right now! Anyway – back to the cocktail. Grapefruit is naturally kind of tart and bitter so the cinnamon with it adds depth and sweetness.

Tequila is one of my favorite liquors but I know it can be controversial for a lot of people. I feel like you either love it or you hate it because of a bas experience in college, am I right? Did you know that tequila is actually one of the ‘healthier’ liquors? The clear ones and of course a quality brand. I really love Casamigos and that’s what I used in this recipe!

Here is a link to the Margarita Week Page where you can find a TON of margarita recipes but also some margarita inspired food recipes.

Find the Grapefruit Cinnamon Marg recipe below and let me know if you make it! Tag me on IG or comment below!

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Grapefruit Cinnamon Margarita with Salted Cinnamon Rim

Grapefruit and Cinnamon together make for a perfect combo. Grapefruit is super refreshing in this easy cocktail recipe and cinnamon adds a sweetness.
Course beverages
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Margaritas

Ingredients

Margarita

  • 6 oz Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/4 cup Grapefruit Sparkling Water
  • 1/4 cup Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Rim

  • 2 tbs Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks

Instructions

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan on medium heat, combine sugar, water and cinnamon sticks until sugar has completely dissolved. Transfer to glass bottle and let cool completely before using.

Margarita

  • Combine all ingredients (do the tequila last incase you over or under-do some of the other ingredients) in a pitcher filled with ice. 
  • Combine cinnamon and salt on a small plate. Using a piece of cut grapefruit, wet the rim of the a glass and roll in cinnamon salt.