Orange Margarita

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Orange Margarita

An orange margarita. A Mimosarita? Either way, it’s what happens when you run short on limes and your toddler’s last molar has sucked enough of your will to live to make running to the grocery store seem like being asked to hurdle the Grand Canyon. In a pencil skirt.

But we haven’t been overly dramatic around here lately or anything.

It’s the latest of a long line of flavored margaritas and it’s my duty to warn you, it just might be the smoothest and easiest to drink of all. You simply mix fresh-squeezed orange juice, a little homemade margarita mix, tequila, and orange liqueur.

And it will dull memories of the day’s traumatic hormonal toddler theatrics in half a glass and completely banish them at the bottom of glass #2. Guaranteed.

Orange Margarita

Fresh orange juice and limes makes the perfect mimosa substitute for tequila fans.


  • 6 oz homemade margarita mix
  • 6 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 6 oz silver tequila
  • 4 oz orange liqueur (we love Paula's Orange)
  • Sugar, for rimming glasses (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or carafe, stirring well.
  2. Run one of the juiced lime or orange halves around the outside edge of the glasses and then dip in sugar.
  3. Fill glasses with ice and pour the margarita over top.


Yields: 4 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 10 minutes

11 comments… add one
  • Yum! Love this – I so rarely make homemade cocktails, this looks fantastic!

  • O I love this! I will have to make this for my margarita loving family.

  • There’s a restaurant here in Phoenix (and elsewhere–it’s a chain) that serves a delicious orange margarita. They call it the “Hard Day ‘Rita” because it’s just what you need after a hard day. Obviously, we both agree with their assessment.

  • I officially flove you for this post!

  • I could really use a glass of this right now, and I’m at work!

  • LOVE margaritas! Don’t think I’ve ever had an orange one before. Looks so good!

  • Allison C

    I think these are called margarita sunrise, but every recipe is different so orange margarita is actually more informative. I love using blood oranges in the winter. I think you can get blood orange liquor now too.

  • Christie

    Highly doubt anything could possibly top your grapefruit margarita (LOVE IT) but I guess we will have it to give it a try 🙂

  • I’ll take 4. I think I need to have my dear brother-in-law find some of this Paula’s you’ve spoken of, and bring it with him for Thanksgiving!

  • Beautiful photo! And the recipe looks pretty tasty too!

  • When I saw the picture of your margarita I felt like calling my girlfriends for a girl night 🙂 very nice picture, so vivid.

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