Orange Blossom Margarita

Prep Time
45 min
1 serving

We love how the perfume of the orange blossom water — used to wet the rim of the glass — mixes with the tequila and lime in this twist on a classic drink.




ounce tequila, preferably a good-quality blanco
1 ½
ounce fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
ounce Honey Syrup, recipe follows
ounce orange-flavoured liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
Kosher salt, for the rim of the glass, optional
- 1 tsp orange flower water
Mandarin orange with stem and leaf or orange slices, for garnish

Honey Syrup

cup honey
cup water


Step 1

Combine the tequila, lime juice, honey syrup and orange-flavoured liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover the shaker, and shake well to combine and chill the ingredients.

Step 2

Spread the salt in a flat dish. Dampen a paper towel with some orange flower water and run it along the rim of a margarita glass. Press the rim into the salt to coat. Strain the margarita into the glass. Cut an “X” into the bottom of the orange almost all the way through, leaving the stem end intact. Slide the orange onto the side of the glass as garnish, and serve.

Step 3

Cook the honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the honey is melted, about 2 minutes. Let cool completely. (The honey syrup can be refrigerated for up to a month.)

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