Raise your glasses, my friends! Today Girlichef and I are celebrating a very special holiday for this month's installment of She Made / Ella Hace...
It's National Margarita Day!
And because great minds think alike, Girlichef and I have both made Orange Margaritas, which was totally unplanned.
The inspiration for my margaritas comes from my favorite mid-morning snack: orange wedges with salt and chilito en polvo (lime-chile powder).
And just like my favorite snack, you get sweet, salty, tangy, and spicy in every sip. These margaritas were so good, I almost didn't want to share them with my Hubby. He's lucky he works right next door.
I like my margaritas on the rocks. If you have a cocktail shaker, by all means use it to make these margaritas. But if you're like me and don't have a cocktail shaker, you can whip these up in a 2-cup measuring cup or in a blender.
What's your favorite kind of margarita?
Orange Margaritas con Limón y Chile
- Lime wedges
- Lime-chile powder (I use Tajin brand)
- 1-1/2 cups orange juice
- 2 oz. tequila (I used reposado)
- 2 oz. lime juice
- 2 oz. agave nectar
- Salt (optional)
Fill a small bowl with 2-3 tablespoons of lime-chile powder. Moisten the rim of two glasses with a lime wedge. Dip moistened rims in the lime-chile powder; set aside.
In a 2-cup measuring cup, whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, and agave nectar; set aside. Fill the lime-chile rimmed glasses with ice. Pour 1 oz. of tequila into each glass. Pour half of the orange juice mixture into each glass; season each glass with a pinch of salt and lime-chile powder. Stir gently to combine. Enjoy!!!
Now head on over to Girlichef's blog to check out her Orange-Vanilla Margaritas.