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So I happened upon this recipe by chance! I was at a friend’s house one weekend, and my friend mentioned making margaritas, but then someone else said they didn’t know if we had all the ingredients, which was met with a reply of, “I know I saw orange juice in the refrigerator and we have everything else!”

Of course I just couldn’t help myself and had to say, “I think you have mimosas on your mind! There’s no such thing as an orange margarita!” It was a running joke all weekend long, but low and behold, my friend was onto something!

It made me do a little hunting for a summer spritzer and this Sunny Orange Margarita recipe from Spend with Pennies absolutely hits the spot!


Salt for the rim
2.5 ounces tequila
1.5 ounces Triple Sec
3 ounces fresh orange juice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
Sweetener if desired
Lime and Orange slices for garnish


First, salt your rim if you desire. Combine the tequila, triple sec, orange juice, and lime juice in a shaker. Shake well and pour over ice. Voila!

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