Grapefruit Elderflower Margarita

This bright and refreshing Grapefruit Elderflower Margarita is easy to make and super delicious. Add an additional level of flavor to this cocktail with elderflower liqueur that blends perfectly with grapefruit!

a grapefruit elderflower margarita with a slat rim and a slice of grapefruit on the side
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I love all margaritas. Ok, most margaritas…I’m not a fan of spicy drinks so a jalapeno margarita and I are not going to get along. But other than that, I haven’t met a margarita I didn’t like. It’s fun to branch out and try different margarita flavors. That’s how I came up with this Grapefruit Elderflower Margarita recipe!

Elderflower liqueur has undertones of grapefruit in it already (in my opinion), so I was sure it would work well with grapefruit juice. To my delight, it was delicious.

A salted rim on this margarita is the right complement to the sweetness from the elderflower liqueur and the agave syrup. Really, a perfect combination all around if I do say so myself 😁.

Ingredients Needed to Make a Grapefruit Elderflower Margarita

  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • ½ oz elderflower liqueur (such as St-Germain)
  • ½ oz orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)
  • 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz agave syrup (or simple syrup)
  • cocktail salt for rim (optional)
  • grapefruit or lime wedge for garnish
grapefruit elderflower margarita with tequila, elderflower liqueur and orange liqueur bottles in background

How to Make a Grapefruit Margarita

Prepare a cocktail glass with salt on the rim using water or lime juice. Add fresh ice to the glass and a garnish of a grapefruit or lime wedge if desired. Place the rest of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20-30 seconds until nice and cold. Pour into the prepared glass and enjoy immediately. Cheers!

Which Tequila to Use for a Margarita?

I always use a silver or blanco (joven or reposado) tequila for margaritas. These tequilas are only aged for about 2 months and on the younger side so the flavor is stronger, mixes well, and has a smoother taste. You can also use a less expensive tequila since the flavor is being mixed with other ingredients. Save the expensive stuff for sipping!

grapefruit elderflower margarita cocktail with a grapefruit slice

What is Elderflower Liqueur?

Elderflower Liqueur is a sweet and floral liqueur that can be enjoyed on its own or in a delicious cocktail. This liqueur is made from elderflowers which have their own unique scent and taste. The most common brand of elderflower liqueur is St-Germain and it can be found at most liquor stores. It is a little more expensive than some liqueurs, so if you don’t want to spend too much, there are less expensive alternatives available.

a bottle of st germain liqueur

More Elderflower and Margarita Cocktails to Try

grapefruit elderflower margarita cocktail with a grapefruit slice

Grapefruit Elderflower Margarita

This bright and refreshing Grapefruit Elderflower Margarita is easy to make and super delicious.
5 from 19 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 257kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • measuring jigger
  • cocktail glass of choice

Ingredients

  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • ½ oz elderflower liqueur (such as St-Germain)
  • ½ oz orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)
  • 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz agave syrup (or simple syrup)
  • cocktail salt for rim (optional)
  • grapefruit or lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare a cocktail glass with salt on the rim using water or lime juice. Add fresh ice to the glass and a garnish of a grapefruit or lime wedge if desired.
    empty cocktail glass with a salt rim
  • Place the rest of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20-30 seconds until nice and cold. Pour into the prepared glass and enjoy immediately. Cheers!
    grapefruit elderflower margarita with a salt rim

Notes

  • Estimated nutrition facts do not include salted rim or garnishes.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.4g | Protein: 0.3g | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 16.2g | Calcium: 7mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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