Rosemary Grapefruit Margaritas

Rosemary Grapefruit Margaritas via StrictlyDelicious

Happy happy happy Thanksgiving from StrictlyDelicious!!! <3

So you’ve got your turkey brining, your side dishes planned, your desserts pre-made, and your appetizers ready. But what about your holiday cocktail?

Maybe you want an elegant adult beverage to serve your guests that’s easy to put together and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Maybe you just know you’re going to need something with a little more kick to deal with condescending Aunt Becky and all your hyper young cousins! Or maybe you’re looking for a special, seasonal cocktail to pamper yourself with before and after the busy holiday events.

If any of these sound like what you might experience this holiday season, grab everything you need for this simple, delicious cocktail.

Rosemary Grapefruit Margaritas via StrictlyDelicious

Since your holiday menu no doubt includes a number of rich, decadent, warm comfort foods, this refreshing cocktail will hit the spot. It’s light but flavorful, sweet and tangy, and super fresh. And all of the ingredients are in season! Hail the winter citrus! This simple cocktail strikes the perfect lighter balance with the heavier foods you’ll likely be enjoying all holiday season!

Rosemary Grapefruit Margaritas via StrictlyDelicious

The crisp, tart citrus blends so well with the bright tequila and sweet herb syrup, it’s easy to forget these cocktails pack a punch!

Whether you think you’ll need a little spirited beverage to help you get through the holidays, or you’re looking for something a little more festive than wine to enjoy, these Rosemary Grapefruit Margaritas will be perfect for your holiday dinners (and alone time afterwards).

Rosemary Grapefruit Margaritas


  • 2 parts tequila
  • 2 parts grapefruit juice
  • 1 part lime juice
  • 1 part rosemary simple syrup (To make the simple syrup, boil equal parts water and sugar with 2-3 stalks of rosemary and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool before using.)


    For one:
  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker hall full of ice. Shake well for 30 seconds then pour into a glass and serve.
  2. For a larger batch:
  3. Add all of the ingredients in a large pitcher or container. Stir to evenly combine.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Stir one more time before serving over ice (optional) or in a sugar rimmed glass (optional). Happy Holidays!

Rosemary Grapefruit Margaritas via StrictlyDelicious


  1. says

    Oh man, I wish I had seen these before today! But that’s ok because even if booze is already covered for today, there’s still Christmas to worry about. Now I’m not worried anymore 🙂