Orange Margarita to Embrace the Weekend

It’s finally Friday (TGIF)! After a whole week of hustle and bustle, I can kick back and relax. Tonight, I’ll be unwinding at home, diving into some Netflix series, and treating myself to some Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and a delightful glass of Orange Margarita. This refreshing cocktail blends the classic margarita kick with the sweet and tangy zest of fresh oranges.

Orange margarita recipe with orange juice
Orange cocktail recipe

This margarita with orange juice is not just a drink; it’s a celebration in a glass. Festive, easy to whip up, and downright delicious, it’s the perfect companion to set the mood for a laid-back and enjoyable Friday night at home.

Fresh Orange Margarita Recipe

A perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess, creating a refreshing burst with every sip.
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 230 kcal


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec or orange liqueur
  • 1 oz fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup adjust to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt for rimming the glass, optional
  • Orange slices or wedges for garnish, optional


  • Moisten the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and dip it into salt on a small plate.
  • In a shaker, combine tequila, triple sec or orange liqueur, fresh orange juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  • Add ice cubes to the shaker.
  • Secure the lid on the shaker and shake the mixture vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This helps chill the drink and blend the flavors.
  • Using a strainer, pour the mixture from the shaker into the prepared glass.
  • Garnish with orange slices or wedges and serve
Keyword alcohol, citrus, cocktail, drink, margarita

Besides this classic Orange Martini recipe, there are many variations you can try. All you need to do is to adjust the ingredients above a little bit:

  • Cranberry Orange Margarita: add 1 oz cranberry juice
  • Orange Pineapple Margarita: add 1 oz pineapple juice
  • Orange Creamsicle Margarita: use 2 oz vanilla-flavored tequila, 1 oz triple sec, 2 oz fresh orange juice, 1 oz lime juice, 1 oz simple syrup, and 1 oz heavy cream.
  • Blood Orange Margarita: use blood orange juice
Johanna Cleveland
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