May 4, 2017

Citrus Orange Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

Citrus Orange Margarita

Like most, my first experience with tequila was not a good one. At all. I was about 16 or 17 and took a few regrettable shots (most likely in secret, sorry mom!) during a family party. I feel like most people have had an oh-no moment with tequila, right?? To this day I still cannot take a shot of tequila straight, however I will enjoy a good margarita every now and then.

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and what better to pair your tacos and nachos with than a yummy, refreshing citrusy orange margarita? A twist on the classic lime margarita, this one has bold citrus flavors with the perfect blend of tart from the citrus and sweetness from the agave. Yum, yum!

Citrus Orange Margarita
Ingredients
1 cup Tequila (preferrably silver- this type of tequila is best for margaritas!)
1/2 cup Orange Juice
1 cup Lime Juice
2-4 tbsp Agave Sweetener (more or less depending on how sweet you want it, I like my margaritas on the sour side)
Orange or Clementine Slices, for garnish
Margarita Salt, for garnish

Mix the first four ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Taste and add more agave sweetener if desired. 

Moisten the rim of the glass with an orange slice and then dip the glass rim into the margarita salt. Add ice to the glass and pour margarita over ice. Garnish with orange slice. ¡Salud!

Note: This recipe would be fantastic with a smoke-infused or  jalapeƱo-infused tequila for an extra kick!

Citrus Orange Margarita


17 comments:

  1. OMG this looks so good! I'm a sucker for a delicious margarita!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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  2. My first experience with tequila wasn't good either. It tastes like regret.

    Also, I'm allergic to citrus and this is breaking my heart :'(

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  3. lol I'm with you. tequila has been my downfall on many an occasion. BUT THESE LOOK SO GOOD WHAT it may be time to graduate to "real" cocktails instead of just mixers haha x

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    1. Fresh ingredients make SO much of a difference- I can't stand drinks that use mixers now (except maybe a GOOD Bloody Mary mix :P)

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  4. Haha I have an aversion to straight tequila now too. My college freshman self ruined pretty much all shots for me. This drink however looks delicious and refreshing. I'm going to have to whip this up for a summer party!

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  5. These look so good! I can't with tequila though. Just the smell of it makes me want to vomit haha.

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    1. Glad I'm not alone! I found I can do better with silver tequilas mixed in drinks :P

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  6. Well these sound absolutely delicious!!

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  7. Happy Cinco De Mayo!! I dont' drink but loveeee oranges haha!

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    1. Instead of tequila, try an orange or lime flavored sparkling water! Have a fun Cinco de Mayo!

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  8. Omg, saving this for when I need a drink xD which is happening very soon..

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  9. This drink looks so good and refreshing! Definitely something that I would like!

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  10. This sounds so good and refreshing. I am a huge citrus (and margarita) fan!

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  11. This looks so good! Fun margarita recipes are my favorite!

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  12. Yummy this sounds amazing!!! I would just love to make this

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  13. This citrus margarita looks super yummy.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  14. This looks so refreshing! Will have to try it – minus the tequila!

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