Cara Cara Orange Margaritas

2 servings
15 minutes cook time
Cara Cara Orange Margaritas

It’s 5 o'clock somewhere - time for margaritas! Take our sweet cara cara oranges and turn the classic lime margarita into an orange paradise! Freshly squeezed orange juice and lime juice make the best margaritas, and we know you’re going to love this flavor combo.

If you love your margaritas fruity and full of lime flavor, you’ll love this recipe. The simple syrup is optional. If you need the extra sweetness, add it in but if you’re more of a less sweet margarita person, then leave it out of the shaker.

Serve the drink with your glass rimmed in salt or sugar for extra sweetness or saltiness - you choose!

Garnish with a wedge of sweet orange and tart lime for summer vibes and extra flavor. Enjoy this margarita next time you get together with your friends or have a cookout.

Clara Clara Orange Margaritas Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 1
  • Good for: contains alcohol, beverages, parties, gluten-free, vegan
  • Difficulty: easy

Sweet cara cara oranges mixed with freshly squeezed lime juice makes for a deliciously fruity margarita you’ll be making again and again. Serve it up in the summertime with friends or at your next taco night.


  • 3 ounces cara cara orange juice
  • 1 ½ ounces lime juice
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • ½ ounce simple syrup (optional)


  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Shot glass or jigger
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Serving glass

Recipe Steps:

Prepare the glass:

  1. Rub a cara cara orange wedge around the rim of the serving glass.
  2. Coat the glass in sugar or salt.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and set it aside until the drink is ready to be poured.

Make the margarita:

  1. In a cocktail shaker add the freshly squeezed cara cara orange juice, lime juice, tequila, triple sec.
  2. If you like your margaritas less sweet, omit the simple syrup. But if you like sweet margaritas add it in.
  3. Top with ice and shake to chill.
  4. Pour over the prepped glass.
  5. Garnish with a slice of cara cara orange and lime.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve these orange margaritas at your next taco night! They make the perfect addition to any Mexican inspired meal or zesty spread of food.

Plus, the sweet orange and citrus flavors can complement most chicken dishes. Pair it along with your next meal and let us know what you think - cheers!

Nutritional Information for One Serving:

  • Calories: 230
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Total Sugars: 13g - Includes 0g Added Sugars
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin D: 0mcg
  • Calcium: 20mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Potassium: 220mg

Don’t forget to show us how you’re making your cara cara orange margaritas on Instagram @FruitStandcom! Nothing makes us happier than when we see you enjoying your fruit. Each time you share your FruitStand experience, you’re supporting small farmers and helping other fruit geeks discover rare and delicious produce sustainably. Try even more cara cara orange recipes from your FruitStand fam on our blog!

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