We needed margaritas to go with our Mexican-themed dinner. Since I had a bunch of navel oranges leftover from a previous recipe, I decided to make Orange Margaritas.
I ended up with 24oz of fresh-squeezed orange juice so I quadrupled the original recipe. It was a little heavy on the tequila and we couldn't really taste the orange juice so I've decreased the tequila below. These were delicious and really easy to make - the hardest part was squeezing all the citrus by hand. I definitely got an arm workout.
As seen on Confections of a Foodie Bride
Yields: 4 servings
6 oz homemade margarita mix*
6 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
4 oz silver tequila
4 oz orange liqueur
Sugar, for rimming glasses (optional)
Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher or carafe, stirring well.
Run one of the juiced limes or orange halves around the outside edge of the glasses and then dip in sugar. You can also dip the glass in water and then the sugar.
Fill glasses with ice and pour the margarita over the top.
*Homemade Margarita Mix
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
Heat the water and sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring often, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the water is clear. Let cool. Pour into a pitcher with the lime juice.
Leftovers will keep 7-10 days in a jar in the fridge.