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clementine mezcal margarita on a wood cutting board

Clementine Mezcal Margarita

Kick back with a clementine mezcal margarita, made with fresh squeezed citrus juice, smoky mezcal and a spicy salted rim.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword 5 de mayo recipes, mezcal cocktail recipe, tangerine cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 293 kcal
Author Denisse


For the smoked citrus salt:

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon zest from 1 clementine

For the margarita:

  • 3 ounces fresh squeezed Darling Clementines® juice
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces Mezcal
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier liqueur


  1. Add salt, paprika and zest to a shallow dish and mix to combine.

  2. In a cocktail shaker or pint glass, stir together Darling Clementines® juice, lime juice, Mezcal and Grand Mariner.

  3. Dip the dampened rim of a glass into the salt mixture and fill glass with ice. Pour margarita into glass.

Recipe Notes

  • If you can’t find clementines, a different type of citrus may be used. Blood orange, cara cara orange or navel orange would all be lovely. Fortunately Darling Citrus carries those varieties, also!
  • You can easily substitute any tequila if you are not a fan of mezcal.
  • If you’d like the drink to taste a little sweeter, try adding 1/2 ounce-1 ounce of honey or simple syrup.