Gatorade Margarita

Any student, staff or alumnus from the University of Florida will be familiar with the famous sports drink invented at the school and named after the football team's mascot: the Gator. Make this to celebrate your college days (where you might have improvised a similar drink at the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party") -- it's surprisingly tasty and an orange-slice garnish tips it over the top.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/4 cup blue sanding sugar

1/4 cup kosher salt

One 20-ounce bottle blue sports drink, such as Cool Blue Gatorade ®, chilled 

1 cup thawed frozen limeade concentrate

1 cup silver tequila

1/3 cup blue curacao

Fresh orange slices, for serving


  1. Mix the sugar and salt in a shallow dish. Wet the rims of 4 to 6 rocks glasses with water and then dip in the sugar-salt mixture to coat.
  2. Combine the sports drink, limeade concentrate, tequila and blue curacao in a large pitcher and stir. Fill the rocks glasses with ice, pour the margarita over and garnish each with an orange slice.