With fresh squeezed orange juice, tequila, orange liqueur and a spicy ginger simple syrup, these Spicy Orange Margaritas are a fun and fresh cocktail you can whip up easily for your next party! This delicious twist on a classic Orange margarita is always a hit!JUMP TO RECIPE
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Easy Spicy Orange Margaritas with fresh ginger syrup
The spice in these easy Orange margaritas comes from a quick and easy simple syrup infused tons of fresh ginger, for a subtle kick that adds great flavor to the cocktails.
These quick and refreshing margaritas combine the spice of ginger with fresh, tart orange juice, orange liquor, and tequila for a fun and fruity drink perfect for summertime sipping. Add a simple spicy Tajin rim, and some fresh sliced citrus and prepare for a real treat! Great for cinco de mayo or any celebration!
To make these Spiced Orange Margaritas, you will need:
- Fresh squeezed orange juice. Fresh squeezed is best for flavor. You'll need about 4-6 large oranges to equal about 1 cup fresh squeezed juice.
- Fresh lime juice- same rule applies.
- Some Cointreau, or Triple Sec.
- Blanco tequila. I like 1800.
- Homemade ginger simple syrup.
- Tajin spice, for rimming the glasses.
How to make a Ginger Orange Margarita
These fresh, fruity and slightly spicy Ginger Orange Margaritas come together easily with fresh ingredients! Here's how to make them:
Make the Ginger Syrup*
- Add the sugar and water to a small sauce pan, and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Once boiling, stir until all sugar is dissolved.
- Reduce heat to low, add sliced ginger, and cover with a slightly ajar lid.
- Simmer 15 minutes, then turn off heat, and let sit until completely cooled.
- Strain into a jar or airtight container, and discard ginger.
*One batch of simple syrup makes about 12-14 cocktails.
Make the margaritas
- Add the orange juice, lime juice, Cointreau, tequila, and ginger syrup to a cocktail shaker or mason jar, and shake or stir well,
- Moisten 2 glasses and dip in Tajin spice to rim the glasses.
- Fill glasses with ice.
- Pour margaritas evenly over both glasses of ice, and garnish with fresh lime and orange.
Serving the margaritas
To serve the margaritas, I like to add a Tajin rim, and serve each glass with a slice of fresh lime and fresh orange.
More tasty Margaritas
If you love these Spicy Ginger Orange Margaritas, you'll love these, too!
- Jalapeno Blood Orange Margaritas
- Pineapple Jalapeno Mocktail Margaritas
- Cucumber Watermelon Margaritas
- Anejo Apple Cider Margaritas
You can easily scale this recipe up and make ahead for a crowd, using a large pitcher. Then all thats left to do at party time is garnish and serve, or let guests serve themselves! The recipe below is for one cocktail.
Tools for making the margaritas
- A cocktail shaker, mason jar, or bar spoon, for mixing.
- A citrus juicer, for easy juice extraction.
- A small saucepan, for making the ginger simple syrup.
- A strainer, for straining the cooled simple syrup.
- A sharp knife and cutting board, for prepping the citrus.
Additions and Substitutions
- Like things extra spicy? Muddle a few slices of fresh jalapeno before adding the other margarita ingredients, mix well, and strain into your glass.
- Try blood orange juice from fresh blood oranges in place of naval oranges.
- Try mezcal for a smoky variation of the cocktail.
- Try a chili lime spiced rim, salt rim or sugar rim.
- Garnish with dried orange slices for a festive and fun presentation.
- Try triple sec or Grand Marnier instead of Cointreau.
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Spicy Ginger Orange Margarita
- 1 cup peeled sliced ginger
- ¾ cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 oz fresh squeeze lime juice
- 1 oz cointreau
- 2 oz blanco tequila
- 1 oz ginger simple syrup (directions below)
- Tajin seasoning, ice, and fresh sliced citrus, for serving
- Make the fresh ginger syrup 1. Add the sugar and water to a small sauce pan, and bring to a boil over high heat. 2. Once boiling, stir until all sugar is dissolved. 3. Reduce heat to low, add sliced ginger, and cover with a slightly ajar lid. 4. Simmer 15 minutes, then turn off heat, and let sit until completely cooled. 5. Strain into a jar or airtight container, and discard ginger. Margaritas 1. Add the sugar and water to a small sauce pan, and bring to a boil over high heat. 2. Once boiling, stir until all sugar is dissolved. 3. Reduce heat to low, add sliced ginger, and cover with a slightly ajar lid. 4. Simmer 15 minutes, then turn off heat, and let sit until completely cooled. 5. Strain into a jar or airtight container, and discard ginger.
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