Cara Cara Orange Margarita

Happy National Margarita Day friends!!  margaritaI secretly love these national whatever food days. Its kind of fun to get to celebrate random food and drinks that you love!margaritaY’all. I have been battling this nasty sickness that my kids brought home all weekend and week. I finally got prescribed a z-pack and I’m on my way to feeling much better! National Drink Wine day was sometime last week/weekend and I missed it because I was sick… arrrgghhhhhh!!!! I promised my favorite wine I would definitely be making up for missing it’s national day once I’m off my antibiotic!margaritaAnyways, this marg is made with fresh squeezed lime juice and the juice from a cara cara orange! Have y’all ever eaten a cara cara? They are by far the best ones!! They aren’t as acidic as a regular orange and are definitely sweeter. I also LOVE the bright pinky-orange color of the flesh! If you can find them at your grocery store, grab a big bag because they are so addicting! I found mine at Costco, I haven’t seen them at our H-E-B but I also haven’t looked too hard since I have about a million that we need to eat. cara cara Isn’t it so pretty! It looks like a grapefruit, but I promise it doesn’t taste anything like one!margaritaI think I’m going to have to break the rules and have one of these tonight! Shhhh… don’t tell my doctor. And by the way, don’t you hate when they ask you how many drinks you have a week. I always want to say- Dude.. I have three boys under the age of three, I can have as many glasses of wine a week that I want!!! Mind your own business! Haha! My answer is always oh you know I only drink on the weekends and have 1-2 glasses of wine. Yeah-freaking-right! #confessions
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Cara Cara Orange Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 Margaritas

Ingredients

3 oz lime juice

3 oz cara cara orange juice

2 oz tequila

3 tbsp simple syrup, recipe below

Ice

Kosher salt

Lime wedges

Instructions

    Fill a shaker with ice. Add in the cara cara orange juice, lime juice, tequila, and simple syrup. Cover and shake until margarita is chilled, about 20-30 seconds. Place kosher salt on a plate. Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with a lime wedge. Dip rim in kosher salt. Fill glass with ice and strain margaritas into the glass!

    Simple Syrup

    1/2 c sugar

    1/2 c water

    Place sugar and water in a small pot over low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Let cool before using. Can be stored in refrigerator for a month.

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