Clementine Margaritas

Clementine Margaritas - The Stylist Quo
There’s only one way you’ve missed the giant boxes of clementines on sale at the grocery store: you’ve been banned from accompanying me, due to your tendency to wander with the basket while I’m carrying 40-pound (seems like it, dammit) watermelons and sneak overpriced bags of treats in while I’m not looking (“but they’re organic chocolate-covered pretzels!”). And I doubt that that’s the case.. unless.. I’m looking at you, O.

Clementine Margaritas - The Stylist Quo
Clementines are the darling of winter’s fruit, sweet and juicy, easy-to-peel, and the perfect size for a quick snack; I’m absolutely obsessed. So I figured, what better way to use up that growing stash we’ve been hoarding than by mixing their juice with, well, tequila? You know that’s better than anything healthy I could offer.

It seems like citrus was just made for tequila, and these clementine margaritas are no exception! The syrupy clementines mixes playfully with the tartness of the lime juice and the salted rim, providing the perfect culinary pillow for tequila. For a less sweet and more tart, citrussy flavor, you can up the lime juice, just depending on your own preference. The sweetness of the juiced clementines makes a perfect late-winter cocktail for me, but this recipe is an easy one to customize to your palate.

I used agave here to keep it whole, but you could use a simple syrup if you like, to taste. Agave and tequila are natural buddies, and there’s no need to frantically cool down that just-boiled simple syrup, just stir it in the mix.

Clementine Margaritas - The Stylist Quo
Make these! You’ll thank me.

Clementine Margaritas
Serves 1
The perfect way to use up the abundance of winter clementines: just add booze!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
241 calories
20 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
203 g
169 g
12 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
203g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 169mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
45%
Calcium
17%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed clementine juice
  2. 2-4 tablespoons fresh lime juice (or 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons water)
  3. 1-2 tablespoons agave nectar (see note)
  4. 2.5 ounces tequila
  5. salt, to rim the glass
  6. lime juice, to rim the glass
Instructions
  1. Rub a wedge of lime around your glass rim and dip into a plate of coarse salt (no table salt!).
  2. Combine all other ingredients and mix well. Pour over ice into glass and relax, man. You earned it.
Notes
  1. You might not need any additional sweetener at all, depending on the sweetness of your clementines. If you use simple syrup instead, skip the extra water if only using 2 tablespoons lime juice.
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calories
241
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
20g
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