Joe’s Perfect ‘Anti-Sour Mix’ Margarita
Prep 10m Cook - Additional - Ready In 10m
Servings 1 cocktail Calories 313.6

Tired of mediocre margaritas with stomach-upsetting sour mix? Try this perfect margarita recipe on the rocks!

Recipe Ingredients

  • kosher salt
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 fluid ounces silver tequila
  • 1 fluid ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 fluid ounce sweetened lime juice (such as Rose's®)
  • 2 ounces grapefruit flavored soda

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Pour 1/4 to 1/2 inch of salt onto a small, shallow plate. Moisten the rim of a large glass with water and dip into the salt. Fill the glass with ice, and set aside.
  2. 2 Pour the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the prepared glass. Slowly pour in grapefruit soda to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 313.6
  • Carbohydrate 30.3 g
  • Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 411.3 mg
  • Sugar 29.2 g


  1. I wanted a lean option to explore cocktail options I did 1800 silver triple sec and fresh squeezed limes in lieu of sweetened lime juice. I had orange seltzer which was nice. Good little cocktail
  2. I was really disappointed. Something was definitely missing.
  3. Not bad but a little too salty and sweet for my taste. A good tequila 1800 Silver and Triple Seq 2 to 1 a quarter of squeezed of a soft lime ice and stir makes a great margarita without the salt and extra sugar. This mix is surprisingly smooth.
  4. Finally found a truly tasty margarita! Even my husband likes them. No more stomach churning sour tasting margaritas for me! Really enjoying this one and I did not change a thing. Thanks so much!
  5. I was skeptical about grapefruit flavored soda for a margarita but I don't like mixes so I gave this a try and I am so glad I did -- it is fabulous! I've made these three times in the last couple of weeks and all tasters loved them. I used Fresca for the grapefruit soda - Read more ...
  6. Deee-Lish! Couldn't be easire & a nice light not-so-twangy version of a Rita! Thanks for sharing!
  7. This recipe is excellent! I have been trying to find an easy inexpensive recipe that is not just the bottle mix. This was a great alternative to making a margarita with fresh lemons limes and oranges. It tastes the same if not better and is great when lemons limes and oranges are out of season - Read more ...