Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Citrus Margarita

This fun Margarita recipe comes from Sweet Life - Cooking, eating, living my sweet life in Texas. This wonderful food blog features Mexican and Texan dishes heart felt family posts and is a must read

Citrus Margarita

by Sweet Life

by Vianney Rodriguez

makes 4 margaritas

  • lime or orange wedges
  • candied orange peel salt
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau
  • ice cubes


On a small plate spread salt.  With lime or orange wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses.  Dip glasses into salt.   Place glasses into freezer to chill.

In a pitcher combine tequila, grapefruit, orange juice, lime juice and Cointreau.  Remove glasses from freezer and serves margaritas mixture over ice. Serve


Candied Orange Peel Salt Mix

by Sweet Life

by Vianney Rodriguez
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons salt

Cut off top and bottoms of oranges. Peel and remove pith.  Cut rind into strips.  Place water and 1 cup sugar in saucepan, when sugar has dissolved add orange strips and let the mix come to a boil.  Boil for 15 minutes. Remove strips and drain well.  Toss strips in the 1/2 cups sugar and allow to dry overnight on cooling rack.  Add strips to food processor with the 2 tablespoons of salt.  Pulse until  you reach your desired texture.  Rim your glass and enjoy. Store in airtight container.

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