Recipe courtesy of Bill Wavrin

Tangerine Habanero Margarita

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 habanero chiles

4 teaspoons lime zest

1/4 cup lime juice

4 teaspoons lemon zest

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup tangerine juice

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

1 pinch salt

2 crushed cups ice

1 cup reposado tequila

1 cup triple sec


  1. Toast the chiles over heat or in a dry saute pan until the skin begins to blister. Set aside.
  2. Place the first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, covered with plastic film and refrigerate at 2 hours. Strain the mixture. Divide half the ice between 4 to 6 margarita glasses. Pour the citrus chile mix into a large pitcher. Add tequila, triple sec, and remaining crushed ice and stir until combined. Serve immediately.