Tangelo Margaritas

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Tangelo Margarita

It’s probably no surprise to any of you, but when I see a new fruit come in season – or priced low enough that I can’t resist hoarding – the first thing that comes to my mind is:

I have tequila at home, right?

Because, really now – what fruit doesn’t make a good margarita? (Besides kiwi. I’ve pretty much given up wasting tequila on that one.)

But tangelos were on fire-sale again so I decided it was time to officially make this one margarita recipe number Twenty…. 22! And just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

Tangelos are a cross between tangerines & pomelos, both of which have been immortalized in margarita form here already. Taste-wise, they’re far closer to tangerines so that’s the route I took.

Tangelo Margarita

And speaking of the holy Spring holiday that’s coming this weekend, our Taquitos & Tequila pool party is on Sunday! We’re serving:
Brie & Brisket Quesadillas
Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Chicken Taquitos
Pineapple salsa
Classic Lime Margaritas*
Grapefruit Margaritas*
Blue Margaritas*
Guanabana Margaritas*
Dulce de Leche ice cream

*the skinny versions

And guests have claimed some fabulously delicious dishes like queso and jalapeno poppers. So I’m headed off to do work. I have 100 limes to juice. And a floor to mop.

And if I have time, like 3 walls to de-crayon. But if I hand out margaritas when guests walk through the door, I think I can get away with leaving The Little’s art work up, right?

Tangelo Margaritas

A beautiful orange margarita using fresh lime and tangelo juice.



  1. Stir margarita mix, tangerine juice, and tequila together in an oversized glass or small pitcher.
  2. Run a lime or tangerine wedge around the outside of 2 glasses and dip in salt.
  3. Fill glasses with ice and pour margaritas over.
  4. Rinse and repeat.


Yields: 2 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 10 minutes

9 comments… add one
  • We really need to buy that house next door. I’d come over and help you clean, only if you promise to keep me in these for the afternoon!

  • Your margaritas look so refreshing and delicious, and that menu you have planned sounds to die for. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  • These look so good, perfect for Sunday! I love that you used tangelo in them!

  • Do you know how bad I want a margarita….”banging head to desk/wall”??? And OMG…your Taquitos & Tequilas party sounds awesome, I’d be over in a hot second!! Happy drinko de cinco!!!!

  • What a great twist on a margarita!!! Love the tangelo!!!

  • After a margarita or two, people will start to think The Little’s artwork is world class abstract art. So i say leave it up!

  • I’m with Joanne on this – abstract/existential art = rocks.

    So does this margarita.

    • Well now I feel dumb for even mopping the floors – a margarita at the street and no one would have even noticed 🙂

  • Tangelos are one of my favorite citrus, but they sound even better in a margarita!

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