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Pretending it's margarita season…

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12.365 : In denial about the cold weather...

It’s freezing outside. Way colder than normal for the part of Virginia where I live. To combat the cold, I’m pretending it’s warm and sunny with a bright citrus margarita. A bright citrus margarita made with fruit you can’t find when it’s warm and sunny in Virginia.

Meyer Lemon & Clementine Margarita

A friend suggested I make Meyer lemon and agave nectar margaritas with the Meyer lemons I found at Trader Joe’s.

I’m a sucker for a good margarita so I did just that…and I threw in a clementine as well since we’ve got a bowl full of them on the counter. Margaritas seem to be a good fit for Meyer lemons. A regular lemon would make a super tart drink but the Meyer lemon is just about perfect. I usually add orange juice to my margaritas so the clementine was a natural choice as well.

These were pretty much a perfect balance of sweet and tart. You could sort of taste the agave nectar and the tequila taste was there but not overwhelming. I will definitely make these again. Too bad the fruit for them isn’t available year-round.

I made these as I make all of my margaritas. On the rocks with lots of kosher salt. The salt must be kosher. It’s not as good otherwise. Regular table salt doesn’t taste as good and it doesn’t stick to the glass very well.

Getting ready for a margarita...

Meyer Lemon and Clementine Margarita

Makes 1 drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 shot (1.5 oz) tequila
  • 1/2 shot (.75 oz) triple sec or other citrus liqueur
  • 1 Meyer lemon
  • 1 clementine
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • kosher salt (optional)
  • ice

Directions

  1. Slice lemon and clementine in half. Squeeze the juice out of them with a juicer or reamer (or your hands).
  2. Add the following to a cocktail shaker filled with ice: tequila, triple sec, lemon juice, clementine juice, agave nectar and the fruit rinds you just squeezed.
  3. Cover the cocktail shaker and shake it. A lot. Keep shaking it. Shake it some more. And then shake it again.
  4. Pour into a tall glass. If you like salt on your margaritas, you should rim the glass with salt before pouring the margarita in the glass.

6 Comments

  1. Your friend who suggested this is obviously brilliant. 😉

    Haha it looks great – a lot prettier than we’ve made them here. Very nicely photographed, as well!

  2. mmm.. I am soo jealous. My red wine is treating me nicely but that’d be nicer.
    We celebrated the cold with shrimp and charizo quesadillas.. Charizo courtesy of you know who 😉

  3. This sounds wonderful! I’m guessing this is your other Meyer lemon recipe for our round up? Thanks again!

  4. i’m always in the mood for cocktails! so i think this recipe would be perfect…and seasonal too.

  5. *gasp* My b-day is in a few days, and I’ll be making these with clementines and meyer lemons that need to be used up! Thanks for a great change to my favorite drink!

  6. A real taste of lime mixture. Coupled it with alternate fruits and juices–a unique blend of margarita.

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