Fresh Orange Margarita

Adapted from Blood Orange Margarita by White on Rice Couple
Makes one {strong} cocktail
While I am sure this recipe would be equally delicious using blood oranges - I opted to use fresh Florida juice oranges because they're in season at the moment and I just so happened to have a 25 lb. box of them laying around {don't ask}.  As with any drink recipe, this can be easily adapted to suit your taste.  I chose to use
Grand Marnier, which is a liqueur containing a blend of cognacs and bitter orange essence - it works very well with the fresh orange juice.  Because oranges are sweeter than limes and Grand Marnier is sweet as well, I found these didn't need any added sweetener.  But if you find you'd like them a bit sweeter you could add in some simple syrup, or agave nectar.

3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
2 ounces
Patrón Silver tequila
1 ounce Grand Marnier
orange wedge & coarse sea salt, for optional garnish

Pour some coarse sea salt onto a plate.  Rub a wedge of orange around the rim of a lowball glass {or a drinking glass of your choice} and dip into the salt.  Add the orange juice, both liquors and a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.  Add a few ice cubes to your prepared glass, strain in the contents of the shaker and serve.
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