Spicy Satsuma Margarita

Satsuma Margarita
Satsuma Margarita

February is the last month to buy delicious Satsuma mandarins.  They can be added to salads or made into marmalade, but I particularly love them as a on-the-go snack because they are super easy to peel and satisfy my need for immediate healthy fruit sugar.

Since Satsumas are naturally sweet with a strong flavor but low in acidity I found them perfect for creating seasonal margaritas.  High in potassium and vitamin C, this small winter citrus adds a dose of vitamins to your libation.  Be sure to use high quality organic tequila, made from organic blue agave, I chose 123 Organic Tequila, an artisanal brand with slightly floral aromas.

Satsuma Mandarins are in season from November through February.



1 jalapeno slice

1 oz fresh lime juice

1 oz satsuma mandarin juice

1/2 oz agave syrup or a dash of stevia powder

2 oz organic tequila reposado


  • add jalapeño, lime juice, mandarin juice to small shaker tin and muddle for 20 sec
  • add sweetener of choice
  • add tequila
  • add ice & shake well
  • pour into rocks glass and add several floating mandarin wedges
  • garnish with a mandarin slice over 1/2 lime wheel skewered w/ bamboo