Citrus Margarita

Citrus MargaritasThere is always time for a refreshing Citrus Margarita. Virgin (no Tequila, no Contreau no… ok you got it. No alcohol at all) or non virgin (with alcohol even if it is a little splash) and no matter which one you choose they are pure delight to sip them along spicy Mexican fare.

As we did when we made our delicious Margarita Fajitas with chicken.

Citrus Margarita
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 Navel Oranges – cut into pieces
  • ½ Navel Orange – thinly sliced for decoration
  • 1 Meyer Lemon – cut into pieces
  • 2 Limes – cut into pieces
  • ½ Lime – thinly sliced for decoration
  • ½ cup Simple Syrup (equal part water + coconut sugar cooked to a syrup)
  • 2 Tbsp Cointreau
  • 1 cup Tequila – make sure it is good quality
  • 4 cups Ice Cubes
Instructions
  1. Place the citrus pieces into a large blender container. Add simple syrup and stir well. You can prepare ahead up to this step, cover and refrigerate for a few hours.
  2. Before serving add Cointreau, Tequila and ice cubes. Replace lid on the blender and pulse on low for a few times. Do not over blend!
  3. You can use more Tequila if you prefer it stronger. We kept it light for an early dinner.
To serve:
  1. Pour a thin layer salt onto a plate. Use lime wedge to moisten the top of each glass and then dip them in the salt.
  2. Fill each glass with the Margarita mixture and garnish with the thinly sliced orange and lime slices.
  3. Cheers!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 - 6
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7 Comments

  • Mark says:

    Wow great Margarita, I could sip on this right now!
    Best,
    Mark

  • Jennifer B says:

    This margarita sounds so refreshing with all that good citrus fruit!

  • Here is a great drink/treat for Spring, Summer, and Mother’s Day! I wish I had one of these glasses in my hands.
    Your coconut cake with rose petals was so gorgeous and delicious that made the list of The 12 Best Sweet Treats for Mother’s Day!
    Wishing you both a wonderful time.

    • Oh thank you so much Denise for adding our Coconut Cake to your Best Sweet Treats for Mother’s Day list! There were so many beautiful ideas that you put together for the occasion.
      This citrus margarita is not just a summer treat for us, it is full of good healthy citrus fruit and vitamins, or at least we tell ourselves that while enjoying the margarita 🙂

  • Flanagan says:

    This is a must try for summer. I like how you used fresh citrus fruits for this tropical drink.

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