A Family Favorite:

California Citrus Margarita

If it's Summer, that means it's margarita season! When the weather heats up, you can't beat the taste of a cold cocktail with freshly squeezed citrus juice. However, if you'd like to save time, you can also substitute it with any high quality orange or grapefruit juice. This recipe also makes an excellent mocktail by omitting the alcohol. Karen's niece, Jamie, shared this recipe with us - she and her husband are a team of chefs who own and operate a bespoke catering and meal delivery company based in Santa Barbara, CA. You can find out more about them at www.poe-and-co.com.

Citrus Margarita


What You Need

- 8 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice, strained

- 8 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice, strained

- 8 oz. fresh orange juice, strained

- 8 oz. fresh grapefruit juice, strained

- 4-8 oz. light agave syrup, to taste

- 8 oz. tequila

- 4 oz. cointreau, optional

- Pink sale, finely ground, to rim glasses

- Lime, sliced

- Pansies for garnish, optional



- Rub the rims of the glasses with a slice of lime and dip in finely ground pink salt. The lime juice works as an adhesive for the salt.

- Add ice to the glasses.

- Mix together all juices, agave syrup, tequila, and cointreau.

- Pour over ice. Garnish with a slice of lime and pansies if desired.