Submitted by Angela Larson - Dietitian on Monday, April 30, 2018
Looking for a light and festive drink for your Cinco de Mayo celebration? Try making a classic margarita from scratch with this simple, refreshing recipe featuring some bright and fun citrus—perfect to kick the party off!
I was inspired by the beautiful “Cara Cara” oranges I spotted at my local Brookshire Brothers the other day. These pink oranges are only available for a short season, so keep an eye out! If you're not able to find them, navel oranges (and even grapefruit) work just as well in this recipe.
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Another special find was the Himalayan pink rock salt I used to garnish the rim to match the pink hue of the Cara Cara oranges. Bonus: the pink salt is also rich in healthy minerals! If salty isn't your style though, feel free to skip the salted rim.
If you’d like to sweeten things up a bit, add a little agave nectar (a great natural sweetener option). For any kids or any people with non-alcoholic preferences, skip the liquor and squeeze a few extra oranges to make a beautiful glass of fresh juice instead.
Recommended pairing: Chips and your favorite dips.
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Don't forget to garnish with mint sprigs to make your celebration feel extra special.
Real Fresh, Real Delicious Orange-Lime Margarita
Makes 1 Cocktail
1 ½ ounce freshly squeezed navel or Cara Cara orange juice
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
½ ounce orange liqueur such as Cointreau or triple sec
1 ½ ounces tequila
Garnish of orange wedge and mint sprig
Optional: 1 teaspoon agave nectar to sweeten to taste
Optional: salt for glass rim
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- Moisten the rim of a glass with orange wedge and add salt to the rim if desired.
- Add orange juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, tequila, and agave nectar to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake until cold and then strain over crushed ice into glass.
- Garnish with an orange wedge and sprig of mint.
Angela Larson is a registered dietitian (RD) who works with Brookshire Brothers promoting real fresh, real delicious foods and nutrition education to the community. She is also a clinical dietitian representing Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin where she does outreach education on food and nutrition. Food is her passion, so Angela loves trying new recipes and exploring the more holistic side of nutrition. Angela loves to cook, garden, and spend time outdoors. In addition to the Brookshire Brothers blog, look for Angela's monthly articles in Charm East Texas.