Citrus Margaritas with Cayenne Pepper Salt

I love using in-season produce to make a great cocktail. National Margarita Day is February 22, so I thought I would celebrate by making some delicious Citrus Margaritas with Cayenne Pepper Salt.

Citrus Margaritas with Cayenne Pepper Salt

Now I am a total wimp when it comes to a spicy cocktail. I prefer my drinks tart and a little sweet. However I do like a little kick added into the salted rim on a margarita. That’s why I came up with this drink. Wait until you taste the combination of tangy citrus mixed with the spicy sweetness of the salted rim. It’s like a lemonhead hard candy meets a hot tamale! Yum!

Citrus Margaritas with Cayenne Pepper Salt

When testing this recipe, I tried it with both fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and orange juice. And my husband and I agreed that the grapefruit version was our favorite. It was less sweet and more tart than the orange version. But both were still delicious! I say use what you have on hand or what is in season at the store.

Citrus Margaritas with Cayenne Pepper Salt

Citrus Margaritas with Cayenne Pepper Salt

Virgin Citrus Margarita

I always provide a non-alcoholic version of my drink recipes. To make this a virgin margarita swap out the tequila for a lemon-lime sparkling water and skip the splash of cointreau. You will still get the amazing combination of tart citrus mixed with the salty spicy rim.

Citrus Margaritas with Cayenne Pepper Salt

Citrus Margaritas with Cayenne Pepper Salt
Citrus Margaritas with Cayenne Pepper Salt

Now don’t forget to make a batch of these for National Margarita Day this week. You won’t be disappointed!

Citrus Margaritas with Cayenne Pepper Salt

xo, Ashley

 

3 Comments on Citrus Margaritas with Cayenne Pepper Salt

  1. Lynn
    February 20, 2017 at 8:48 am (4 months ago)

    Margaritas are one of my favorite drinks. I’ll have to give this one a try.

    Reply
  2. Sheena
    February 20, 2017 at 10:47 am (4 months ago)

    OMGGG this looks yummilicious!

    Reply

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