Spicy 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