Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cara Cara orange margaritas (It’s been a whole year!)

[Tap, tap] Is this thing on?

Well, I did it. A whole year. Not a single post in 2013. I didn’t mean to go a whole year without blogging, but once I started not blogging it was hard to stop not blogging. Wait, what? I think I’m a little rusty…

Here’s where I should probably make a bunch of excuses, but it really comes down to this: I just didn’t feel like it. If I’d wanted to, I could have made time. Today, I actually felt like making time.

So, hopefully I’ll pop in here a little more often. I’ll shoot for more than once a year. That should be doable. Under-promise and over-deliver, right?

In the meantime, I offer you this margarita. Can you resist the draw of the overpriced seasonal oranges? I can’t. With a fruit bowl brimming full of Cara Cara oranges, I did the logical thing – juiced them and made cocktails. You didn’t think I was going to say I ate them, did you?

Cara Cara orange margarita recipe

Cara Cara oranges have a distinct pinkish flesh and while sweet, are also fairly tart. If you’re looking for a sugary margarita, this is definitely not it. 

Makes 1

  • 1-1/2 - 2 ounces tequila blanco (I used Cazadores)
  • 3 ounces fresh Cara Cara orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • Salt
  • Lime wedge
  • Ice

  1. Run the lime wedge around glass, then dip rim in salt.
  2. Fill shaker with ice. Add remaining ingredients. Shake and pour into glass.


  1. These look amazing! I have a giant bowl full of cara cara oranges too. They are so sweet and delicious. Now I'm craving a margarita....

  2. Making these right now! Thanks for the recipe and pretty picture.
    Already juiced by orange/beet/ginger this morning. Then had my celery/cuke/cilantro/beet greens juice after lunch, now onto (what I hope to be the highlight) this margarita!

  3. Mouth watering!! I really love orange juice and this looks so much yummm.

    Thanks a lot!!

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