Texas Margarita

Vickie Parks


Did you know the most requested cocktail throughout the state of Texas is the margarita? Did you also know that Texans prefer their margaritas with a touch of citrusy orange, and they call it a Texas Margarita. There are many versions of orange-infused Texas Margaritas, but this one adds that necessary orange flair with a little orange liqueur and a touch of fresh prepared orange juice. It's a great cocktail, but you might want to limit yourself to just two. Just saying.

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1 large
lemon wedge
coarse salt (for rim)
2 oz
reposado or blanco (silver) tequila made from 100% agave
1 oz
cointreau orange liqueur
1 oz
orange juice
1/4 oz
lime juice

Directions Step-By-Step

Chill margarita glass in fridge or freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. Rub rim with lemon wedge, then turn glass upside down and coat rim in coarse salt.
Shake the tequila, contreau, orange juice and lime juice in a cocktail shaker, and pour into the chilled glass.
Float the lemon wedge on top of the cocktail, and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American