Tangerine Mint Sparkling Margarita

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 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.