We might have given you plenty of cocktail ideas in the past that are pleasing for the tastebuds, but here’s one of our best one so far. It has the right balance of deliciousness and creativity. And of course, the buzz is great. 

Do you love treating yourself to a Mexican night every now and then? Well, then just put on your sombreros and live your heart out in the night, and dance to the beat of your own drum! But every once in a while, you might want to stop to take a sip of your drink before you can join the party. Although any Mexican night calls for a margarita right, here, we have tried to whip up something different which is — the chipotle grapefruit cocktail. The touch of chipotle and chilli truly put the Mexican spin on this drink. Rest assured, you’ll end up making many, many batches of this amazing drink.

Photo: Kelly Sikkema

One of the ingenious cocktail recipes, the chipotle and grapefruit drink, is definitely not for the faint-hearted. It has tequila and triple sec, which might hit you pretty hard especially if you are more of an aperitif person! You may not have found this cocktail in any bar yet. But we assure you that drinking the chipotle grapefruit cocktail at home will not be any less of an experience beyond the stars. If you want to try and make the cocktail, just follow the steps below —


- 1 teaspoon chipotle powder 

- 1 teaspoon salt 

- 60 ml tequila

- 30 ml grapefruit juice 

- 15 ml triple sec 

- 1 cup ice 

- 1 lime wedge 

- 1 mint leaf 


- In a cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients along with ice. Shake well. 

- Strain into a cocktail glass. 

- Garnish with a lemon wedge and mint leaf. 

- Serve chilled. 

We hope that you’ll enjoy this cocktail!