5 ingredients and 2 minutes is all it takes to make this orange margarita. This refreshing cocktail is perfect for summer parties and outdoor entertaining!
You can serve it with or without ice and garnished with lime and/or orange.
How to make orange margarita
For this recipe, you shake all the ingredients (golden tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, orange juice, agave syrup and ice) in a cocktail shaker and pour into glasses.
Now, the shaking does not take long but it’s good to shake it well so that the ice cools the orange margarita.
Then, just pour it into a glass of your choice (with rim dipped in salt – optional) and you are done!
If you feel that the orange margarita is not chilled to your liking, just add more ice.
Note: When serving this cocktail on the rocks I highly recommend using large ice cubes. They are perfect for a fast chilling without diluting your cocktail much.
Can you make margaritas without a shaker?
You definitely can! A mason jar is a great alternative. Just give everything a good shake before pouring this orange margarita into a glass.
In fact, mason jar might be a better option when making orange margarita cocktails for a large crowd as you can fit more portions into a large jar, if needed.
What glasses do you serve margaritas in?
The best and fanciest choice would be the welled glasses. If you don’t have them on hand, then don’t panic and use whatever it is you have on hand.
What salt to use when making orange margarita?
I’ve tried coarse salt as well as table salt and either of them is fine to use. The coarse salt might not stick to the rim as well as table salt though.
What is gold tequila?
It’s tequila that is gold (brown-ish) in color. Its color comes either from the barrels that it was aged in OR from caramel or coloring added.
A simple syrup (If you are not sure how to make it, this article might help you: How to make simple syrup) is widely used for making cocktails so it would be a great alternative to agave syrup.
More cocktail recipe ideas for summer:
I have also a good collection of alcohol-free summer drinks on the blog, in case you are looking for some inspiration.
Want to see how to make Orange Margarita? Watch the video!
- 3 parts Orange Juice
- 1 part Lime Juice
- 2 parts Gold Tequila
- 1 part Cointreau or Orange Liqueur
- ¼ part Agave Syrup
- Lime & Orange wedges for garnish
- Wet the rim of a glass with the lime wedge. Pour salt into a saucer or onto a sheet of parchment paper and dip the rim in it. Set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker add the tequila, liqueur, orange juice, lime juice, agave syrup and ice. Shake until chilled before pouring into the prepped glass.
- Serve with more ice (optional) and a few lime slices (optional).
- I used a 1-ounce (30ml) shot glass to measure all the liquids.
- You can add more sweetener.
- The garnish is completely optional.