Fresh Squeezed Lime Orange Margaritas

Fresh Squeezed Lime Orange Margaritas by Alison's AllspiceToday I am going to tell you to story of a tree.  Way back in my days of graduate school, some friends all went in on a shipment to get some house plants.  As a poor student, I picked something inexpensive that would provide me with food.  Over the last 7 years, her name has become Miss Lime Tree.  She is an indoor/outdoor tree that has produced 5 crops of limes so far.  This year is a record year with 26 limes!  What do you do with that many limes?  Fresh squeezed lime orange margaritas, of course!

Fresh Squeezed Lime Orange Margaritas by Alison's AllspiceFresh Squeezed Lime Orange Margaritas by Alison's AllspiceFresh Squeezed Lime Orange Margaritas by Alison's AllspiceFresh Squeezed Lime Orange Margaritas by Alison's AllspiceFresh Squeezed Lime Orange Margaritas by Alison's AllspiceI first tried this recipe will all lime juice, and found it to be way to bitter (it needed sugar of course!).  My local Mexican restaurant used oranges, so I decided to give it a try.  Fresh squeezed lime and orange juice make a sweet and sour mixer that is perfect for margaritas. Now I just need to convince my husband that we have space for a second tree to grow our own oranges!  If you love to sip your margs through a straw, I highly recommend theses Teenie Greenie Glass Straws (pictured).  They come in 4 colors, with 2 cleaning brushes.  I have abused mine (like dropping them on the floor), and they’re still as good as new!

Variations to the Fresh Squeezed Lime Orange Margaritas recipe:

  1. I have the recipe written with a little less alcohol than a restaurant may use because my husband and I enjoy sipping them while enjoying football games, which start at noon.  Make your margaritas according to your preferences.
  2. If you like a really sweet margarita, try using all orange juice, or add some sugar.
  3. I do not like salt on my margaritas.  If you do, add salt to the rim of your glass before adding ice and drink.
  4. If you don’t stock grand mariner, try a simple triple sec.

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Fresh Squeezed Lime Orange Margaritas
 
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Try sipping a cold, fresh squeezed lime orange margarita, and you'll never go back to the bottled mixer! Fresh juice makes a perfect mixer for margaritas!
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 2 drinks
Ingredients
  • 2 large navel oranges (2/3 cup juiced)
  • 4 small limes (6 TBS juiced)
  • 5 oz gold tequila (1/2 cup)
  • 3 oz grand mariner (6 TBS)
  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 16 oz glasses
Instructions
  1. Juice all citrus into a large liquid measuring cup.
  2. Add tequila and grand mariner. Stir to combine.
  3. Place 1 cup ice into each glass.
  4. Pour margaritas over ice. Serve.

Try sipping a cold, fresh squeezed lime orange margarita, and you'll never go back to the bottled mixer!   Fresh juice makes a perfect mixer for margaritas!

 

2 responses to “Fresh Squeezed Lime Orange Margaritas

  1. This looks like a great adult beverage! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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