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Valencia Orange Margarita

When we moved to San Diego we were fortunate enough to buy a house that has eight fruit trees. Four of those eight trees include two Valencia Orange trees and two Meyer Lemon trees. With December & January being a peak time for citrus we have oranges and lemons falling to the ground by the dozen.

After making endless amounts of orange juice and lemonade, adding booze to the mix was the next obvious step.

All you ย need for this cocktail is a few oranges, a lemon, tequila, grand marnier, & simple syrup (which I forgot to put in the picture) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Valencia Orange Margarita

  • 3 oz fresh squeezed Valencia oranges
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed Meyer lemon
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

Rub an orange slice along the rim of a cocktail glass and coat with kosher salt (optional). Fill the glass with ice. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake for a few seconds, pour over ice and enjoy :).

11 Responses

  1. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on January 13, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Oh wow! I bet these are to die for! They look amazing! My nanny has a meyer lemon tree and I love when she gives me tons. I always make lemon bars.

  2. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said on January 13, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Ooooh I would love one of these tonight! (Or in a few hours… it’s gonna be 5 o’clock soon!) So awesome that you have those lovely fruit trees. Beautiful pics too!

  3. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said on January 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

    When I was pregnant with Skylar, we lived in a house here in San Diego from the 1920s and there was an orange tree and two lemon trees and one lemon tree was HUGE. I do mean, it had hundreds of lemons on it- year round! Amazing.

    And your little cocktail looks perfect! Congrats on the citrus windfall in your life!

  4. Maureen said on January 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Looks fantastic!! I’m jealous of your trees.

  5. Anne at Always Half Full said on January 14, 2012 at 8:25 am

    “adding booze to the mix was the next best step” – love it! I’m so jealous of your fruit trees.

  6. One Healthy Apple said on January 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Your trees are gorgeous- we have a tree that has yielded 3 oranges so far ๐Ÿ™‚

    The margarita looks delicious- all alcohol looks great now that I can’t have it, but it’s totally worth the wait!

  7. Robin said on January 16, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I am so jealous of your citrus trees!

  8. Margarita Maker said on January 16, 2012 at 7:28 am

    No orange trees where I live, but we will see what we can scare up at the local supermarket. Looks like a great drink.

  9. Nicole, RD said on January 16, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Those look amazing!!

  10. MO said on January 17, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Oh my that looks refreshing! I’ve never craved a margarita more now that I’m pregnant. :-/

  11. Melanie Flinn said on January 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Yeah- I can finally leave a comment! Must be my computer.
    Oh, yum, yum, yum!! Also very jealous of your trees.