Recipe courtesy of Georgia Hardstark and Alie Ward

Orange Clove Tequilarita (or "I Want Tequila My Relatives")

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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Clove Simple Syrup:

1 cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon whole cloves


1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce orange liqueur or triple sec

1/2 ounce clove simple syrup

1 dash orange bitters

Orange peel, for garnish


  1. For the clove simple syrup: Combine the brown sugar, cloves and 1 cup water in a pan and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool and sit for 2 to 3 hours; strain off the cloves before using. (Store any remaining syrup in a sealed jar, refrigerated, for up to 1 week.) 
  2. For the tequilarita: Add the tequila, lemon juice, orange liqueur, clove simple syrup and bitters to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel in the glass. Repeat as needed.