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At any given time you can look on a calendar and find a National holiday of some kind, it’s a little hard to keep up. For instance, did you know that February 22nd is National Margarita Day? That’s today!

I didn’t know a thing about it until I saw this Grilled Lime and Smoked Salt Margarita on Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen. Once I did, I knew I had to make a margarita and share it with you. Margarita’s are my jam.

They are my cocktail of choice, and while I don’t make them all the time when I do, I go all-out.

Two glasses of margaritas sitting on a wooden board with oranges and lemons sitting in the background.

Since deciding to do this post was a bit spontaneous, I didn’t shop for margarita ingredients beforehand. I decided to use what was readily available to me in my pantry.

Nosing around I found a bottle of Avión Silver Tequila and Avión Reposado Tequlia, both perfect for making a margarita. I also discovered a bottle of organic light agave syrup, which complements the tequila deliciously.

Next, I went looking for limes, but I came up empty-handed. It started to look as if no margaritas were to be had, but then I stumbled upon a bag of clementines and two lemons. Success!

I could work with these ingredients.

Two glasses of margaritas sitting on a wooden board with oranges and lemons sitting in the background.

How to Make a Pink Salted Citrus Margarita

My favorite margaritas have three ingredients: tequila, agave, and lime juice. I haven’t tried to make a margarita from a clementine before, but I figured it would be somewhat similar.

I juiced up the oranges and the lemons, added a bit of agave to sweeten the sour, and dumped some tequila in it. I played around with the ratio of tequila to juice, and though I’ve hit upon the perfect mix.

Then again, I started “testing” ratios this afternoon in my sun-filled kitchen on an empty stomach, so it’s anyone’s guess if I wrote down the recipe right ;)

I’m kidding. Mostly.

This cocktail was yummy. I may or may not have (but definitely did) texted my wife to tell her that my job was better than hers, along with a snapshot of my mostly gone margarita.

(I’m sure she thought it was as funny as I did.)

I don’t care for salt on my margarita thank-you-very-much, but sometimes I do like sugar. I thought that a little salted sugar would go good with the lemon/orange combo and so I mixed up a little pink Himalayan salt and sugar mix to rim the glasses.

I used a 3 to 1 ratio of sugar to salt, but you can change it up based on your preferences.

Now, let’s mix up a margarita!

Pink Salted Citrus Margarita

Pink Salted Citrus Margarita

Yield: 8 ounces (about 2 cocktails)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A delicious citrus twist on a traditional margarita

Ingredients

  • 5 clementine oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons light agave syrup
  • 2 ounces 100% Agave Silver or Reposado tequila
  • Pink salt & Sugar to rim the glass (optional)

Instructions

    1. Juice the lemons and clementine oranges into a pitcher.
    2. Add the light agave syrup and the tequila to the pitcher with the juice and stir to combine.
    3. Dump over ice and enjoy!