Orange Juice Spicy Margaritas

(Family Features) Breezy spring days can lead you on nearly any adventure, and they can happen in your own backyard, on a short road trip or during a full-blown beach vacation. No matter where you are when those warmer days arrive, you can put outdoor meals on the menu and take advantage of perfect opportunities for fresh brunch spreads to share with loved ones.

Whether you’re enjoying spring sunshine at home or traveling with friends and family, Florida Orange Juice can be a delicious, nutritious addition to your outdoor plans. By delivering a powerful combination of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that have associated health benefits, it’s perfect for supporting healthy immune systems and overall health.

With no added sugar, 100% orange juice comes coupled with essential nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, folate and thiamin. Orange juice is one of nature’s nutrient-rich foods, and it can serve as a substitution for sugar-sweetened beverages in the diets of both children and adults while providing a convenient way to complement whole fruit intake to help reach one’s daily fruit intake recommendations.

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Orange Juice Spicy Margaritas

2 cups Florida Orange Juice
2 cups simple syrup
8 ounces silver tequila
2 ounces triple sec or orange liqueur
2 ounces lime juice
4 ounces seltzer
ghost pepper salt, to taste
4 Florida Orange slices, 1/4-inch thick

In saucepan over medium heat, reduce orange juice to 1 cup and allow to cool.

Fill cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice. Add orange juice reduction, simple syrup, tequila, triple sec and lime juice.

Shake and pour into four glasses. Top each glass with 1 ounce seltzer.

Pour ghost pepper salt onto saucer and dip edges of orange slices in ghost pepper salt. Place orange slices on rim of each glass, if desired.


Source: Florida Department of Citrus