This spicy grapefruit tequila soda is incredibly refreshing and light. Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice is shaken with tequila and jalapeno slices, then poured over crushed ice and filled with fizzy water. So delicious!

Hiiii. This is my current favorite cocktail!

spicy grapefruit tequila soda

It’s so refreshing, so light, so citrusy. Perfect for this winter season when grapefruit is juicy and delicious and at its peak. I love a paloma, always enjoy a grapefruit vodka soda, and this is with a hint of spice that hits just right.

spicy grapefruit tequila soda

This is almost just like a paloma, but I kept the lime juice out. So I couldn’t call it a paloma! We’re doing alllll fresh grapefruit here with some jalapeno peppers. Spicy cocktails are so good. I don’t care for much spice in my food, but in my drinks? Heck yes. 

Also! I love ranch water and I love vodka soda. Tequila is my first choice if I have to choose though, and it pairs so perfectly with grapefruit. So here we are! 

spicy grapefruit tequila soda

Now as I mentioned, I love to use fresh grapefruit juice here, especially in the winter. You know how much I adore my smeg juicer. If you can’t find grapefruit or would rather have a soda version – Fresca is the way to go. It is SO, so good. It will make the drink sweeter, but it’s fabulous. 

spicy grapefruit tequila soda

This is embarrassingly easy. It includes:

Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

Jalapeno pepper slices 

Tequila! 

Super fizzy soda water, like Topo Chico

THAT’S IT.

spicy grapefruit tequila soda

I shake the grapefruit juice with the tequila and 1 or 2 jalapeno rings. Shaking these together definitely imparts the spice, so you’re all good. I’ve made syrups before that include jalapeno, but I like to keep the sugar at a minimum here. I just feel better after drinking it! 

I pour the shaken tequila over crushed ice, then top with the bubbly water. Add a grapefruit wedge, add another pepper slice and you’re good to go.

Ahhhhhh.

So refreshing! Spicy. Light. Delicious. 

Happy weekend to us!

spicy grapefruit tequila soda

Spicy Grapefruit Tequila Soda

Spicy Grapefruit Tequila Soda

This spicy grapefruit tequila soda is incredibly refreshing and light. Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice is shaken with tequila and jalapeño slices, then poured over crushed ice and filled with fizzy water. So delicious!
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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1 to 2 fresh jalapeño pepper slices, plus more for garnish
  • bubbly soda water, like Topo Chico, for topping
  • grapefruit wedges, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Fill a glass with crushed ice. In a cocktail shaker, shake the grapefruit juice, tequila and 1 or 2 pepper slices. Shake for 30 seconds. Pour over the crushed ice. Fill to the top with the soda water.
  • Garnish with grapefruit and more jalapeño slices. Enjoy!
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