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Smoky Orange Margarita

Smoky Orange Margarita
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
10 min
YIELDS
4-6 servings

Mezcal gives this bright citrus margarita its hint of smokiness.

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Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1
cup fresh lime juice
1
cup orange liqueur
1
cup mezcal
½
cup fresh orange juice
1
clementine, cut into wheels
Margarita salt, for rims
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Directions

Step 1

Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, and cook until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. (Makes about 1 cup.)

Step 2

To a large pitcher, add the lime juice, orange liqueur, mezcal, orange juice and 1/4 cup simple syrup. Stir to combine. Taste and add more simple syrup if desired.

Step 3

Moisten the rim of the 4 to 6 rocks glasses with a clementine wheel and then dip the rims in margarita salt. Add ice to the glasses (not the pitcher) and pour over the margarita mixture.

Step 4

Garnish each drink with a clementine wheel, and serve.

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