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Orange Margarita

This orange margarita is a fun twist on this traditional drink. Made with fresh Cara Cara oranges and lime juice.

Cara Cara oranges are a type of navel orange. They’re a cross between two navels and were first discovered in the mid-70s in Venezuela. Now, they’re largely grown in California and reach their peak season between December and April.


Cara Cara Oranges have a bright orange, easy-to-peel, smooth skin. But the inside of the fruit is where they differ. Whereas the Navel has the typical yellow-orange flesh, the Cara Cara exhibits a red-pink color that resembles a grapefruit. They also differ in taste. The Navel is sweet and a bit acidic, but the Cara Cara has a sweet, tart flavor with notes of cranberry, blackberry, raspberry and rose.

 



Orange Margarita


Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces sliver or blanco 100% agave tequila

  • 1 ounce Cointreau

  • 3 ounces fresh squeezed Cara Cara orange juice, or your favorite orange variety

  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice

  • 1/4 to 1/2 ounce simple or agave syrup, depending on how sweet you like it.

  • Rim with Habanero & Red Pepper Infused Salt or Sweet Orange or Orange Infused Salt (as pictured)

  • Garnish with fresh lime wheels or orange wedges


Directions

  1. Rim your glass by swirling a wedge of lime or orange across the top of your glass. Then spin the top of your glass in a bowl or plate of the Rimmer of your choice.

  2. Add your tequila, Cointreau, orange juice, lime juice and sweeter syrup in the glass, Stir well to combine.

  3. Garnish with a fresh lime wheel or orange wedge.

  4. Serve it up and enjoy!



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