Citrus Margarita with Smoky Chile Salt

Citrus Margarita with Smoky Chile Salt Recipe

Triple citrus (orange, lemon, lime) margarita with a smoky chile salt rim. Chile salt is hand mixed with fine sea salt, ancho and chipotle chile powders. By Betty Crocker Kitchens
  • 10 Minutes Prep
    40 Minutes Total
  • 1 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • Lime wedge
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz blanco tequila
  • 1/2 oz clear orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
Recipe Continues Below


  1. To make Simple Syrup, mix sugar and water in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let stand 30 minutes. Transfer to storage container. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Makes 1 1/4 cups.
  2. To make Smoky Chile Salt, mix sea salt, ancho powder and chipotle powder in small bowl until well mixed. Spread mixture on a small plate.
  3. To make margarita, rub outside rim of cocktail glass with lime wedge to moisten; roll in chile salt to coat rim of glass. To cocktail shaker, add 3/4 oz of the simple syrup, the tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, lime juice, orange juice and lemon juice. Fill shaker with ice; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish as desired.


Calories200(Calories from Fat0),Total Fat0g(Saturated Fat0g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol0mgSodium590mgTotal Carbohydrate18g(Dietary Fiber0g Sugars16g),Protein0g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A4%;Vitamin C30%;Calcium0%;Iron0%; Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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