Tangerine Mint Sparkling Margarita

Tangerine Mint Sparkling Margarita
Tangerine Mint Sparkling Margarita
This citrusy margarita from chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger is brightened with a hint of refreshing mint.Anna Stockwell

This citrusy margarita from chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger is brightened with a hint of refreshing mint. If tangerines aren't available, use oranges instead, with a pinch of sugar if they're on the tart side.

Tangerine Mint Sparkling Margarita
This citrusy margarita from chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger is brightened with a hint of refreshing mint.
Yield: makes One Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. fresh-squeezed tangerine juice
  • 12 tsp. tangerine zest
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1 oz. sparkling water
  • Mint sprig, for garnish
  • Tangerine peel twist, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine tangerine juice, zest, lime juice, and mint. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, mash the mint with the zest. Add tequila and ice to shaker and shake thoroughly until chilled. Strain over a rocks glass filled with fresh ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with mint sprig and tangerine peel twist, and serve immediately.