Grilled Orange Margarita with Smoked Sea Salt

"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. Recipe adapted from Epicurious"
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Prep time 7mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 6

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  • 4 navel oranges, halved
  • 1 1/4 cups añejo tequila
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • smoked sea salt, for the glass rim
  • 1 cut into 6 wheels and grilled for garnish lime


  • Step 1

    Prepare a grill or grill pan on medium-high heat. Grill orange halves cut side down, until well charred, about 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Let oranges 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.

  • Step 3

    In a pitcher add the grilled orange juice, tequila, and lime juice. Mix to combine.

  • Step 4

    Pour 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.

  • Step 5

    Add one big ice cube into the glass, or several regular ice cubes.

  • Step 6

    Divide margaritas between the glasses and garnish with grilled lime wheels.

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