With tangerine trees flourishing in her California yard, Oprah once found herself with a bounty of tangerines and not enough recipes on hand to make the most of this lush fruit -- so she created her own. Always a fan of tequila, the media mogul concocted her own version of a tangerine margarita, creating a bright and refreshing drink you'll want to sip all summer.
Recipe by Oprah Winfrey
4 oz. tangerine juice, freshly squeezed
2 oz. tequila, Patron Silver
1/3 oz. (or "hint") or triple sec
3/4 to 1 c. ice
Mix of colored salt and sugar, for rim
Floating mint lead, for garnish
Tangerine wedge, for garnish
Combine tangerine juice, tequila, triple sec and ice in a blender. Blend on the highest setting until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
Moisten the rim of a margarita glass with a tangerine wedge. Dip the rim into the salt and sugar mix, and twist to coat.
Pour the drink into the glasses, add a mint leaf and garnish with tangerine wedge (or slice).
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