Monday, April 24, 2017

Fresh Orange Margarita

I love a good margarita and making it with fresh squeezed juice is the way to go.  I make this batch for Kevin and I but if making for more I'll double or triple.  It's nice to make these ahead and squeeze all the juice that way the mess is out of the way.  Sometimes, instead of using regular oranges, I'll juice blood oranges, clementines, **red grapefruit and even use can **pineapple juice in place of the orange juice.  It's just a great basic, fresh tasting margarita.

Makes 4 small glasses 

Kosher salt, for the glass rim
8 oz (1 cup) freshly squeeze orange juice
4 oz (1/2 cup) freshly squeezed lime juice
2 oz (1/4 cup) Triple sec
4 oz (1/2 cup) Silver, Anejo or Reposado tequila (*use a good quality)
2 tablespoons sugar (use less to taste)

Ice cubes


1.  Rim the glasses with salt.
2.  In a pitcher combine the orange juice, lime juice, triple sec, tequila and sugar.  Stir well until the sugar dissolves.  Can make ahead and keep in fridge until ready to serve.
3.  Fill the glass with ice and pour the margarita over.  Enjoy!   

*I really like Patron tequila but lately for the price we've been buying the Costco Kirkland brand and like it a lot.  

**If using pineapple juice use less sugar and if using grapefruit juice you may need to use more sugar.

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