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Orange Margaritas

These Orange Margaritas are the perfect summertime adult beverage! So simple to make with just a few easy ingredients. Your new favorite summer cocktail!

FRUITY SUMMER COCKTAIL

I love myself a good drink on a hot summers day and these Orange Margaritas really hit the spot for me. It makes me feel just a touch glamorous. With a delicious combination of ingredients such as orange juice, tequila, lime juice and triple sec you can create a quick and easy drink that is perfectly tailored for summer picnics. These are a drink that I love to make on the fly when I want something fast and easy for guests. If you are looking for that perfect alcoholic thirst quencher, than this Orange Margarita is exactly what you need! Cheers!

Salt lining the rim of the Orange Margaritas in glass with orange slices.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is triple sec?

It is just an orange flavored liqueur.

Do I have to use honey?

Of course not. I wanted to go with a natural sweetener here but you could use agave or your favorite artificial sweetener.

What other options are there for coating the rim of the glass?

Try substituting sugar on the rim instead of salt. You could also add a touch of chili powder for a little spice!

How can I make a bubble margarita?

Try adding some club soda or sparkling water to your margaritas. Bubbly drinks are always fun!

Can I substitute bottled orange juice for fresh-squeezed?

Yes you can. However, I prefer the low acid bottled orange juice for this so the acid doesn’t overpower the other flavors. In addition, you could use bottled lime juice for the fresh. But trust me – fresh will make all the difference here!

What brand of tequila should I use?

I go with the old favorite – Jose Cuervo.

How do I store leftover margarita mix?

Although these are best served fresh, since they are made in a pitcher, you can store it in the refrigerator (covered) for up to 3 days.

Garnished Orange Margaritas in glass with oranges around the outside Pinterest image.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • orange juice
  • lime juice
  • triple sec
  • tequila
  • honey
  • salt
  • orange and lime slices, optional
Ingredients needed: orange juice, lime juice, triple sec, tequila and honey.

HOW TO MAKE ORANGE MARGARITAS:

  1. Take a pitcher and add orange juice, lime juice, triple sec, tequila, honey. Stir until combined.
  2. Take a lime wedge and rub it on the rim of your margarita glass then dip the rim in the salt.
  3. Fill each glass with ice. Pour the orange margarita mixture on top.
  4. Serve with fresh orange and lime slices. 
Overhead of in process on how to make Margaritas.

Enjoy!

Orange Margarita Recipe in glass with salt rim orange slice and lime next to glass.

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Close up square image of finished Margarita in glass with salt rim and orange slice

Orange Margaritas

These Orange Margaritas are the perfect summertime adult beverage! So simple to make with just a few easy ingredients. Your new favorite summer cocktail!
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed orange juice or store-bought pulp-free, low acid orange juice
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 ounces Triple Sec
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • salt for garnish
  • orange slices for garnish
  • lime slices for garnish

Instructions

  • Take a pitcher and add orange juice, lime juice, triple sec, tequila, honey. Stir until combined.
  • Take a lime wedge and rub it on the rim of your margarita glass then dip the rim in the salt.
  • Fill each glass with ice. Pour the orange margarita mixture on top.
  • Serve with fresh orange and lime slices. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Feel free to use any sweetener that you like in place of honey.
  • Try using sugar on the rim instead of salt.
  • Add a little chili powder to the salt on the rim for a smoky bite!
  • Top each margarita off with a little flavored sparkling water or club soda to give it some bubbles.
  • You can use regular orange juice if you do not have oranges to use fresh squeezed.
  • Same with lime juice you can use bottled lime juice in replacement for the fresh lime juice.
  • Double this batch to make more for others to enjoy.
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    Those orange margaritas sound heavenly. I’m going to serve them for my Bunco group when it’s my time to hostess. They’re going to love them. Thank you so much.
    Lynn