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Salty Chihuahua

Red grapefruit juice and Cointreau combine for a margarita-style drink. As the name implies, a dash of salt is put in the cocktail or on the rim. Make the juice mixture up to one day ahead, and chill.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


  • 8 cups fresh red grapefruit juice (about 12 grapefruits)
  • 1 1/2 cups silver tequila
  • 3/4 cup Cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime slices (optional)


1. Combine juice, tequila, and liqueur; stir well. Coat rim of each of 12 glasses with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Fill each glass with ice; pour 1 cup juice mixture into each glass. Garnish each glass with a lime slice, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 187
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 20g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 242mg
  • Calcium: 15mg

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