Spicy Florida OJ Margarita


  • 2 cups (480 ml) Florida Orange Juice
  • 2 cups (480 ml) simple syrup*
  • 8 fl. oz. (240 ml) tequila, silver
  • 2 fl. oz. (60 ml) Triple sec
  • 2 fl. oz. (60 ml) lime juice
  • 4 fl. oz. (120 ml) seltzer
  • 4 Florida Orange Slices, 1/4-inch thick
  • Ghost pepper salt, to taste**
  • Ice


Spicy Florida OJ Margarita

Place Florida Orange Juice in saucepan over medium heat; reduce to 1 cup and cool.

Fill cocktail shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add orange juice reduction, simple syrup, tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. Shake and pour into 4 glasses. Top each glass with 1 ounce of seltzer.

Pour ghost pepper salt onto saucer; dip edges of Florida Orange Slices into ghost pepper salt, if desired. Place Florida Orange Slices on rim of glasses. Note:  Ghost pepper salt is extremely hot; use sparingly.

*For Simple Syrup:  Combine 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool before using. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
**Ghost pepper salt can be purchased at specialty supermarkets or online.