A margarita is a great way to celebrate the arrival of summer (or any season, really). This variation uses gourmet tangerine syrup and muddled citrus and to add a fresh, tart vibe to the classic cocktail.
This recipe was originally published in the Orlando Sentinel.
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 orange slices, divided
- 1 1/2 Ounce silver tequila, such as Avión
- 1 1/2 Ounce orange liqueur, such as Combier
- 1/2 Ounce tangerine syrup, such as Monin
- 1/2 Ounce orange juice
- 1/4 Ounce Grand Marnier
Step 1: In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 lime wedge and 1 orange slice. Add 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila, 1 1/2 ounces orange liqueur, 1/2 ounce tangerine syrup and 1/2 ounce orange juice.
Step 2: Add ice and shake. Strain and pour into an English highball glass or a martini glass with a salted rim.
Step 3: On top of cocktail, float 1/4 ounce Grand Marnier. Garnish with 1 orange slice.