Orange Margarita Cocktail Recipe

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Orange Margarita Cocktail Recipe

If you’re looking for a spicy margarita that is a little different from the norm, then the habanero blood orange margarita recipe might be ideal for you. The taste experience it offers is fascinating due to a special homemade ingredient, and it is easy to make. It is a very popular beverage that showcases blood oranges, a citrus fruit that is in season primarily from December to April, although bottled juice is available all year round. In the drink, the sweeter citrus is complemented by the hot habanero pepper in a puree you can prepare in advance. From there, a smooth tequila base and the (preferably homemade) sour mix complete the potion. Its final touch is the mole negro rim (which you add prior to mixing) to enhance the margarita with the subtle essence of spiced dark chocolate. It is easy and fast to assemble this dish using a prepared mole sauce, such as Doa Maria Mexican Mole Sauce. In this way, you can enjoy mole or no mole on each sip simply by rimming half the glass.


It takes only a few seconds for habanero peppers to infuse liquids with their spice. When the pepper is left in the juice too long with too much heat, the puree can easily be burned. Taste it as soon as you remove the pan from the heat. If you want more spice, leave it in the puree for a few minutes more and taste it again in about five minutes. Remove it when the flavor has reached the level you desire. It is important to tightly seal the bottled puree once it has been finished. Within two weeks, you can use it if you keep it in the refrigerator.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Orange Margarita Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Orange Margarita Cocktail Recipe is 211 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Orange Margarita Cocktail Recipe is 10 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker


  • Martini Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 tablespoon mole negro sauce
  • For optional rim 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice from 1 lime wedge.
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces sour mix

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • Pour the tequila, sour mix, and blood orange-habanero puree into the cocktail shaker, along with the juice of a lime wedge.
  • Adding ice and shaking vigorously will help break down the ice.
  • Prepare the glass and strain the mixture into it.
  • An extra lime wedge can be added to the dish as a garnish.

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