Orange Margaritas con Limon y Chile {She Made/Ella Hace}

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!!!

*For frozen margaritas: Puree the orange juice, lime juice, agave nectar, and tequila in a blender with 2 to 3 cups of ice.

Now head on over to Girlichef's blog to check out her Orange-Vanilla Margaritas.


1 comment

  1. The photos are so beautiful! I would love these margaritas since I love sweet/salty/sour combinations. Out of curiosity, have you ever tried to make homemade chili-lime powder? I love Tajin but it has so many additives. Any ideas?