Grapefruit Margarita {Giveaway} #VivaLaRita

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bahama Breeze for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Guess what today is!?! It’s National Margarita Day! And while I can’t enjoy a tequila filled delicious margarita, I’ll be happily celebrating with a virgin margarita. There’s so many wonderful margaritas, but simple always wins, doesn’t it? By starting with the best quality tequila and using the freshest ingredients, you always end up with the best margaritas. I may be a bargain hunter when it comes to wine and beer, but life’s just too short for cheap tequila, am I right?

To celebrate today, I’ll be making these pretty grapefruit margaritas, both with and without tequila. Grapefruit is a great choice for virgin margaritas because the bite of the grapefruit juice prevents the drink from becoming overly sweet. It’s a great compromise when your knock-up and off the booze like me.

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In celebration of National Margarita Day one of our favorite restaurants, Bahama Breeze, is also celebrating with Viva La ‘Rita. From today, February 22 to Cinco de Mayo (May 5), they will be celebrating the margarita in a fresh new way that will put sunshine in your smile and get everyone ready for warmer weather. During Bahama Breeze Viva La Rita you can join in the fun and celebrate with their new margaritas, Friday night parties, giveaways and live music!

I’m also giving away a $100 Bahama Breeze gift card to one lucky reader so you can experience Viva La ‘Rita for yourself! Just use the widget at the bottom of this post to enter. 

Bahama Breeze is going to have four new specialty margaritas that I know people can’t wait to try. Luckily they also have the most wonderful Virgin Bahamarita™ that I’ll be able to enjoy while my friends and family are testing out the new drinks. I’ll be attending Viva La ‘Rita and sharing our experience soon. I can’t wait to share all the new yummy margaritas with you! Be sure to follow the hashtag #VivaLaRita to see all the fun and good times happening at Bahama Breeze during Viva La ‘Rita, and don’t forget to stop in yourself and join in the fun at Bahama Breeze before Cinco de Mayo on May 5!

So here’s the recipe for one of my favorite margarita, a grapefruit margarita. I’ll be enjoying a virgin version of this drink, but I’ll be making this recipe today for my friends and family. Since it’s also National grapefruit month, it’s a great time to have a grapefruit margarita! Let me know in the comments section below your favorite types of margaritas, or your tips for the best margaritas.

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Grapefruit Margarita

Yield: 1 Margarita

Ingredients:

3 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
2 oz tequila
1 oz triple sec
1 teaspoon simple syrup
ice and salt for rim

Directions:

Rim glass with salt. Add ice to glass. Add grapefruit juice, tequila, triple sec and simple syrup to shaker and shake well. Pour over ice.

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33 Responses to “Grapefruit Margarita {Giveaway} #VivaLaRita”

  1. 1
    Mary Happymommy — February 22, 2015 @ 10:29 am

    I’d like to check out the festival on my husband’s birthday.

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    Amanda Sakovitz — February 22, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

    I love strawberry margaritas

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    Elena — February 22, 2015 @ 10:42 pm

    I would check out the festival on my husband’s birthday

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    Sarah L — February 23, 2015 @ 12:29 am

    I think that I would really like the virgin margarita, since I’m not a fan of alcohol. The rest of my family really enjoys margaritas, though. We’ve only made basic ones, but they find them delicious! I would love to check out the festival with my sister when I visit her later this spring.

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    Paula - bell'alimento — February 23, 2015 @ 1:23 pm

    This margarita looks awesome. I’ve been enjoying blood orange margaritas all weekend. They might be my new favorite.

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    Stephanie — February 23, 2015 @ 2:47 pm

    I am always up for a margarita! Boy, these look good!

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    Theresa Greco — February 23, 2015 @ 4:25 pm

    We have tons of fresh grapefruit right now. This would be perfect

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    HS — February 23, 2015 @ 5:03 pm

    I like Strawberry Mango Margaritas.

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    Lora @cakeduchess — February 23, 2015 @ 8:02 pm

    I like the idea of a grapefruit margarita!! I could totally taste it from your lovely photos!!

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    Heather / girlichef — February 24, 2015 @ 8:01 am

    I celebrated National Margarita Day with a grapefruit margarita, too (with booze, though…nothing stopping me). Yours looks so light and refreshing – and a virgin version sounds pretty darn amazing, too.

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — February 24, 2015 @ 8:45 am

    I have never had a margarita so I think I would start with this one first! Looks so great!

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — February 24, 2015 @ 9:54 am

    I do love a good margarita from time to time, especially a grapefruit one!

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — February 24, 2015 @ 10:11 am

    Grapefruit reminds me of warmer weather and since I’m freezing here in RI this looks quite like summer to me! Beautiful!

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    Rust — February 24, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    I love fresh key lime juice in my margaritas.

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — February 24, 2015 @ 11:22 am

    All of your citrus recipes lately are killing me. These margaritas look AWESOME!

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    Anonymous — February 24, 2015 @ 11:46 am

    I like regular margaritas the best but i do like the strawberry flavored ones once in a while as well.

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    Linda — February 24, 2015 @ 11:53 am

    My favorite margareta is made with a base I make myself – I juice whole lemons, oranges, and limes, sweeten with a simple syrup and then add the alcohol. The zest and oils from the citrus skins gives the base a whole different under taste that is a bit on the bitter side but not really. Very refreshing and oh so drinkable.

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    Marcia — February 24, 2015 @ 12:13 pm

    Nothing says summer like a good strawberry margarita! And here in New York, where it was 7 degrees this morning, a summer day with a cold margarita sounds awesome!!!

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    Alison H. — February 24, 2015 @ 1:05 pm

    My favorite margarita is a strawberry margarita & I can’t wait to check out the margaritas at Bahama Breeze…as soon as the weather warms up a little!

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    Annette — February 24, 2015 @ 2:41 pm

    I plan on checking out the #VivaLaRita Festival once I’m near a Bahama Breeze.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — February 24, 2015 @ 4:07 pm

    Aww, man. Everyone made margaritas today and I missed it. But I’m happy to have read all these posts because they all look amazing! And with grapefruit?! I would have never thought of that. It looks perfect!

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    Jeanette — February 24, 2015 @ 6:26 pm

    I’ve never made a margarita. Tequila is the one liquor I can’t handle. There is one restaurant near us that makes it so good. I can’t taste the alcohol, and a small drink makes me forget the end of my night. Strawberry is my favorite.

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    Pamela Gurganus — February 24, 2015 @ 9:47 pm

    My favorite margarita recipe is a classic margarita with fresh lime and lemon juices, sugar and tequila!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 25, 2015 @ 8:11 am

    Margaritas are my favorite! That combination of tart and sweet hit the spot every single time….yum!

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    itzia — February 25, 2015 @ 11:29 am

    my favorite margarita was one with jalapeno infused tequila.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — February 25, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

    My lips pucker just from looking at your photos. This cocktail sounds amazing!

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    Stephanie Phelps — February 26, 2015 @ 1:55 am

    I want to go and check it out this month for me and my husband to celebrate out with our monthly date night because it sounds like so much fun!

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    Evelyn — February 27, 2015 @ 12:44 pm

    My favorite recipe is a pear margarita with a hint of lime. So good, especially with tequila!

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    Natalie F — February 27, 2015 @ 2:37 pm

    I don’t have a recipe, I only get them when I go out. I plan to check out the festival in March…!

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    Heather — February 28, 2015 @ 4:45 pm

    My mom makes the best margaritas from scratch! Here’s the recipe: http://heatskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/12/margaritas.html

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    Thomas Murphy — March 10, 2015 @ 11:01 pm

    I like mango margaritas.

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    steve weber — March 10, 2015 @ 11:06 pm

    straight up on the rocks,no salt.

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