Clementine Margarita

Total Time:
13 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 6 clementines or 4 oranges, zested and juiced or 2 cups juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 limes, 1 juiced and 1 cut into slices, for garnish
  • 6 ounces tequila, optional
  • 4 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
Directions

In a small saucepan, combine the clementine zest with 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved, then turn off the heat and let cool.

Combine the juice from the clementines, the juice of 1 lime and the cooled simple syrup in a large pitcher. Stir to combine. Add tequila, if desired.

In a resealable bag combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar with the food coloring. Shake and massage the bag to combine the food coloring with the sugar.

On a flat plate, combine the colored sugar and salt and spread evenly across the plate. Dip the rims of 4 margarita glasses in water and then in the sugar mixture. Fill the glasses with ice and evenly distribute the margaritas among the glasses. Garnish with slices of lime and serve.

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