Orange Margaritas

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These orange margaritas are a refreshing twist on the popular drink! Make an individual serving or a big pitcher for a party!

Orange Margarita with a sugar rim and wedge of orange

These orange margaritas are dangerous because they go down so easily!

They’re simple to make and taste so refreshing in the heat of summer.

We don’t keep a lot of alcohol in stock at our house, but we seem to always have the ingredients for margaritas because there are just so many different ways to make them and they’re all delicious!

Ingredients for Margaritas

The main ingredients for margaritas are tequila and triple sec.

bottle of tequila and triple sec with a lime in front

Triple sec is a sweet liqueur that is used in all kinds of cocktails like sangria, long island iced teas, cosmopolitans and margaritas!

It’s a pretty key ingredient for margaritas and very inexpensive, so don’t skip it!

After the tequila and triple sec, your other ingredients are going to depend on what flavor of margarita you want to make. Lime is a pretty common ingredient no matter what the main flavor of your margarita is.

For this version we went with… drumroll, please… ORANGE!

It’s refreshing and something we nearly always have on-hand since my husband loves his juice in the morning.

Salting the Rim of Your Glass

I’m going to be honest, I prefer to sugar the rim of my glass but I know salt is the most popular. In my pictures, that’s coarse sugar you’re looking at (hence the thick rim).

Whether you choose salt or sugar, the process is the same.

Pour the salt or sugar into a small dish. Cut a wedge out of your lime and run it along the rim of your glass.

Then, flip your glass upside down into the dish and press to coat it.

a glass upside down in a dish of sugar

Recipe for Orange Margarita

In a shaker, add the following:

  • 2.5 ounces tequila
  • 1.5 ounces triple sec
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce lime juice

Put the lid on really tight and shake it up then pour it over ice.

Cheers!

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Orange Margarita with a sugar rim and wedge of orange

Orange Margarita with a sugar rim and wedge of orange
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Orange Margarita

These orange margaritas are a refreshing twist on the popular drink! Make an individual serving or a big pitcher for a party!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange cocktail
Servings: 1
Calories: 189kcal
Author: The Endless Appetite

Ingredients

  • Salt or Sugar for Rim optional
  • Lime Wedge
  • 2.5 oz. Tequila
  • 1.5 oz. Triple Sec
  • 4 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice

Instructions

  • Place small amount of salt or sugar in a shallow dish. Run the lime wedge around the rim of the glass.
  • Press glass into the salt or sugar and press to coat.
  • Add ice to glass.
  • In a shaker, add the tequila, triple sec, orange juice and lime juice. Shake to combine and then pour over ice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 227mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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