Refresh Your Taco Tuesday with a Zesty Fresh Orange Margarita!

June 11, 2024

Nothing says Taco Tuesday like a refreshing margarita and tacos. While classic margaritas are always a hit, why not mix things up with a Fresh Orange Margarita? This delightful twist on the traditional margarita brings a burst of sunshine that’s perfect anytime of the year.

Oranges are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, making them not only delicious but also a healthier option for your cocktail. The natural sweetness of fresh oranges balances perfectly with the tanginess of lime and the smooth kick of tequila, creating a well-rounded and incredibly refreshing drink.

To craft the perfect Fresh Orange Margarita, you’ll need:

  • 2 oz tequila (silver or blanco)
  • 1 oz Cointreau or triple sec
  • 2 oz fresh orange juice (about 1 large orange)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • Ice
  • Orange and lime slices for garnish
  • Coarse salt or sugar for rimming the glass


  • Prep Your Glass: Take a lime wedge and run it around the rim of your glass. Dip the rim into coarse salt or sugar, depending on your preference.
  • Juice the Fruits: Squeeze the juice from one large orange and one lime. Freshly squeezed juice is key to achieving the best flavor.
  • Mix the Ingredients: In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, Cointreau or triple sec, fresh orange juice, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice.
  • Shake It Up: Shake vigorously until the mixture is well-chilled.
  • Serve: Fill your prepared glass with ice and strain the margarita mixture into the glass.
  • Garnish: Garnish with a slice of orange and lime for a beautiful and aromatic touch.

Pairing Suggestions
A Fresh Orange Margarita pairs wonderfully with a variety of tacos. Here are a few taco ideas to complement your cocktail:

Carnitas Tacos: The richness of slow-cooked pork carnitas is perfectly balanced by the bright citrus notes of the margarita.
Shrimp Tacos: Fresh shrimp with a touch of spice works harmoniously with the zesty flavors of the drink.
Vegetarian Tacos: Grilled vegetables, black beans, and avocado shine even brighter with a citrusy accompaniment.

Tips for the Best Fresh Orange Margarita
Choose the Right Oranges: Opt for sweet, juicy oranges like Valencia or navel oranges to get the best flavor.
Quality Tequila: Using a good quality silver or blanco tequila will make a noticeable difference in the taste.
Adjust Sweetness: Depending on your taste, you can adjust the amount of simple syrup. If you prefer a tarter drink, use less; if you like it sweeter, add a bit more.

A Fresh Orange Margarita is a fantastic way to elevate your Taco Tuesday. Its refreshing citrus flavor is a perfect match for the bold and spicy flavors of your favorite tacos. So, gather your ingredients, shake up a pitcher, and toast to a delicious and fun-filled Taco Tuesday!

Cheers to tacos and margaritas!

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