Grilled Orange Margarita is a delicious sunny drink! This simple margarita blends the sweetness of grilled oranges with the fresh sour acidity of lime juice along with the smoothness of aged tequila balanced wonderfully with the beechwood smoked sea salt! This drink’s glowing color, soothing feel, and smoky flavors excite the palate for more.
Hello, my friends! Today I bring to you a very easy recipe for a Grilled Orange Margarita to get the party started. I have prepared this refreshing drink with a smoky flavor addition by grilling the oranges and rimming the glass with beechwood smoked sea salt.
This Grilled Orange Margarita is suitable for any gathering such as a family get-together, a meeting with colleagues or a relaxed day with your closest buddies and loved ones.
How to Make a Grilled Orange Margarita
This Grilled Orange Margarita recipe is easy and is made with very few ingredients! Moreover, there are no complex techniques involved in making this vibrant margarita. So let’s get started, shall we?
For this recipe, you’ll need some oranges, a few round lime slices, a couple tablespoons of fresh lime juice, tequila, and Beechwood Smoked Sea Salt which you can get here in our online shop.
Step #1. First things first. Start off with the oranges as you will need about 20 minutes including the grilling! Cut the oranges in half and place them on the grill or a grilling pan (pulp side down). Adjust the flame to medium-high. You will need to wait about 7-10 minutes to get the oranges nicely charred.
Step #2. Next, transfer the grilled oranges to a plate to cool down for 8-10 minutes before juicing and straining them. We don’t need the pulp so you can dump it in your compost bin. You’ll need some grilled lime slices for garnishing! So, slice up some nice round pieces of lime and grill them on both sides too.
Step #3. Now, get a big glass jug, pour in the grilled orange juice, lime juice, and tequila. Give it a quick stir and add in lots of ice cubes.
Step #4. Time to get the glasses ready for serving! Rub a lime slice around the rim of the glass. Scatter the Beechwood Smoked Sea Salt on a small plate. Dip the glass rim on the sea salt. Pour the margarita in the glass, drop in a couple of grilled lime slices, and sip to your heart’s content.
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A Well-Balanced Flavor Combination
This margarita is a celebration of citrus flavors. Often folks complain about getting a palate-shock after trying an excessively sweet margarita. In this recipe, I have kept my distance from using any artificial sugar or syrups. This Grilled Orange Margarita has a lovely pleasant sweetness coming from the grilled orange juice. The zesty sourness of the aromatic lime juice perfectly balances the orange flavor.
The smoky effect of the charred orange juice and grilled lime slices makes this bright drink so delectable! Finally, the saltiness of the beechwood smoked sea salt around the rim of the glass goes along with every sip of the chilled margarita and gets all the flavors working together beautifully.
If you love margaritas, this Grilled Orange Margarita with Beechwood Smoked Sea Salt is a must-have! It looks fancy, yet is utterly easy to prepare. Spare a few minutes and make this yummy cocktail at home to enliven your fun weekend, dinner party or backyard barbecue!
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Grilled Orange Margarita has a smokey twist to the traditional margarita infusing grilled orange and beechwood smoked sea salt to this refreshing drink with a slightly sweet taste, bitter undertones, and an ending smoky flavor. Original recipe from Epicurious and modified by Carlos Leo
- 4 navel oranges, halved
- 1 1/4 cups añejo tequila
- 6 TableSpoons fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes)
- Beechwood Smoked Sea Salt for the glass rim which you can order in our online shop
- 1 lime, cut into 6 wheels. Grilled to use as garnish
- Prepare a grill or grill pan on medium-high heat.
- Grill orange halves cut side down, until well charred, about 10 minutes.
- Let cool for about 8 minutes. Squeeze the juice from the oranges, then strain and discard pulp. You should have about 1 1/2 cups of juice.
- In a pitcher add the grilled orange juice, tequila, and lime juice. Mix to combine.
- Pour Beechwood Smoked Sea Salt onto a small plate. Rub the rim of a rock glass with a lime, then dip the glass into the smoked sea salt.
- Add one big ice cube into the glass, or several regular ice cubes.
- Divide margaritas among glasses and garnish with grilled lime wheels.
- Category: Drinks
- Method: mixology
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: Cinco de Mayo, bebida, mixology, specialty cocktail,
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