Orange Margarita
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Freshly squeezed orange juice and lime juice combine with jalapeno muddled or steeped in tequila, triple sec, and simple syrup.
Recipe type: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 1 large serving
  • 3 and ½ ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 and ½ ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 and ½ ounces tequila
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • 2 thin slices of fresh jalapeno
  • 1 and ½ ounces simple syrup, or to taste
  • Ice for shaker
  • Two ice cubes for serving glass
  • Optional: lime sugar salt mixture (see recipe below) for rim of glass
  • Optional: lime wedge, orange slice, or strips of orange peel on a skewer for garnish
  1. For the lime sugar salt mixture:
  2. Combine the zest, sugar and salt in a food processor fitted with the metal blade and pulverize until the zest if finely pulverized. Reserve any unused mixture in a covered jar for later use.
  3. To prepare the glass rim:
  4. To one small saucer, add some lime juice, orange juice, or water. To another small saucer, add some of the lemon sugar salt mixture. Dip the rim of serving glass in the first saucer of liquid, then in the second saucer of the lemon sugar salt mixture until the glass rim is well coated.
  5. For the drink:
  6. Add tequila and triple sec to empty cocktail shaker.
  7. Add jalapeno slices to shaker, and gently muddle with end of a long wooden spoon. Careful here...the longer and more you muddle, the spicier your cocktail will be.
  8. To shaker, add orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice for shaking.
  9. Cover and shake for 30 seconds
  10. Strain into prepared glass and add two ice cubes.
  11. Garnish as desired.
Recipe by GINGER WROOT at