This Tequila and Grapefruit cocktail or “The Professor”, as we call it, is a simple citrus cocktail that is the perfect way to celebrate summer! This citrusy cocktail infuses the flavors of oranges, limes and grapefruit in a bright and refreshing drink. This is one of our favorite pool side drinks along with my husbands John’s famous Long Island Iced Tea.
There are other citrus flavored cocktails that we know and love, but sometimes we just want something new. So here you go…a nice alternative to the Margarita and Paloma. The Professor takes what you love about those tasty drinks and adds a little orange to the lime and grapefruit. The result is a refreshing cocktail that reminds me of summer!
My sister-in-law, Mary Beth, made this simple citrus cocktail to celebrate my niece’s graduation and I absolutely fell in love with it! Mary Beth teaches at the University of Cincinnati, so we felt that the name of the cocktail should represent it’s creator. She has many talents and coming up with great cocktails is only one of them.
How to make this Tequila and Grapefruit Cocktail
This summery cocktail is as easy as it gets. Just mix tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice and Fresca, Squirt, or another grapefruit flavored soda in a pitcher, add ice and enjoy. This cocktail is sweet enough without added sugar, so I would recommend using a non-caloric soda. Garnish the glass and pitcher with slices of orange and lime for a truly festive drink.
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Tequila and Grapefruit Cocktail -“The Professor”
- 24 oz Grapefruit soda such as Fresca, Squirt or other sugar free grapefruit soda
- 4 oz Tequila
- 4 oz Grand Marnier
- 4 oz Lime juice fresh squeezed
- Oranges and Limes for garnish, optional
- Mix all of the ingredients in a Pitcher. Add ice, stir and serve over ice. Garnish with limes and oranges (optional).