Summer Cocktails – Orange Turmeric Margarita

By July 8, 2016 No Comments

TGIF!!  It’s cocktail time!!!  God, I can’t wait till I’m not pregnant and I can actually enjoy one of these damn things… Especially this week!  Lord knows I love me a margarita!!

image2This recipe includes a fun ingredient I don’t normally play with, but I thought, why not!?  Turmeric!!  It is such a fun color and adds a smokey taste to the margaritas.  Be careful when using it though, it can stain easily – learned from experience, ha!


Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon turmeric

1 oz tequila
1 oz triple sec
1-2 oz orange juice – if you prefer a sweeter margarita go for 2
1 oz simple syrup

1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
2 tsp coarse salt


Simple Syrup
In a small saucepan combine sugar, water and turmeric
Place over medium heat and bring to a boil
Cook until sugar dissolves
Strain Syrup

Combine ancho, turmeric and salt on a small plate and mix
Wet the top of each glass with the wedge of an orange and cover with mix

Combine juice, tequila, triple sec and simple syrup in shaker and shake it up!
Pour into glass over ice, and drink!!!

meganwelker-beijosmay-11My taste testers tell me this one’s a goodie!!

Enjoy and happy weekend!!



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