My dear friends, I’m not just thinking about sunny flavors because it’s a rainy Friday. I’m thinking about orange margaritas to commemorate a holiday in Mexico and many other parts of the Americas that started many, many moons ago: El Día de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead.
Now stay with me! Many of you may have heard of this celebration, or even seen some of the delightful art that has been created—continues to be created—as part of this day. (In fact, locally, the New Rochelle Public Library creates, thanks to our community, a beautiful display of the art that is part of this holiday; it’s definitely worth a visit!) The idea of this ancient-born holiday is to celebrate the lives of the deceased in a lively and festive manner!
So, I was thinking celebration, and thinking about Mexico, and came up with a treat I think you’ll enjoy: Fresh Orange Margaritas. Yes you’ll get a work out squeezing those oranges and limes.
But, mis amigos, you’ll find that that fresh-squeezed juice is so worth it! Seasonally colored—and not to mention deliciously-flavored—this margarita is one that marries well with so many treats (I’m thinking guacamole, toasted nuts, grilled fish, and so much more!). Also—and you know I love this quality in everything (and everyone, really!)—it’s flexible: you can spice it up with chile-spared salt on the rim or a bit of jalapeño, or add more orange and lime. Basically, like most of my recipes, you can—and should—vary it according to what you like. Would love to hear your Fresh Orange Margarita tales! In the meantime, ¡Buen provecho! Enjoy!
This margarita recipe can easily be adjusted according to taste. It can also prepped ahead--and doubled for a bigger crowd! Ingredients Instructions
This margarita recipe can easily be adjusted according to taste. It can also prepped ahead--and doubled for a bigger crowd!