Breakfast, Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Drinks, Recipes

Morning Margarita

March 16, 2016
This fresh Orange Margarita is made with fresh-squeezed orange juice and a splash of creme de cassis making it perfect for sipping any time of day.

I’ve been doing this TV bit for a few months now.

Every few weeks I appear at 9:30am on local, live, Fargo, North Dakota TV and make something fun or educational or slightly alcoholic. I never planned on this being a regular thing but they keep asking me back and people get so excited about it. One of my friends even took a picture of her TV while I was on it and posted it to Facebook–so, so sweet!

Morning Margarita Recipe

The last time I was on I made Bloody Marias (basically Bloody Marys but with tequila instead of vodka) and I got so many comments about how there should be more drinking tequila at 9am on TV. So next week I’ll be making this here Morning Margarita because I give the people what they want.

Morning Margarita Recipe

I also think this would be the perfect thing to make for Easter brunch. The recipe makes only one cocktail but you could easily scale it up to make a pitcher. Fresh-squeezed orange juice make it totally appropriate for morning drinking and a splash of black currant-flavored creme de cassis gives it a layered fruity note that would go perfectly with buttery French toast and bacon.

Morning Margarita Recipe

If you’re not local I’ll post the segment here next week after it’s live. In the meantime, try the drink out this weekend and let me know what you think!

Morning Margarita Recipe

Looking for more tequila in the morning? Check out my MARGARITA board on Pinterest!


Morning Margarita Recipe
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Fresh squeezed orange juice and a splash of creme de cassis lighten the classic margarita making it perfect for sipping any time of day.
Serves: 1 drink
  • 1 orange
  • kosher salt
  • 2 limes
  • 1 ounce silver tequila
  • splash creme de cassis
  1. Cut orange in half. Squeeze one half into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cut the other half into wedges. Take one wedge and run it along the rim of a glass. Dip the glass in salt and set aside.
  2. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into the cocktail shaker. Cut the other lime in wedges for garnish.
  3. Add tequila to cocktail shaker, seal, and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is beaded with sweat.
  4. Pour drink into prepared glass. Garnish with orange and lime wedges add a splash of creme de cassis over the top and enjoy.

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  • Katie March 25, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Gorgeous pictures Kate!

    • Kate Ramos
      Kate Ramos March 27, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Thanks so much Katie!!