Ugli Fruit Margarita

Ugli (pronounced ooh-gli) fruit is not really ugly, but isn’t as beautiful as most. It is a fruit that comes from Jamaica and it lends itself well for making a margarita because it has the flavor of an orange and a grapefruit. Do spend a little more on the tequila because you are making a margarita from scratch. It is worth it! I highly recommend one that contains 100% agave.

Ingredients

Margarita
1/2 cup of ugli juice (about 1 ugli fruit)
1/2 cup tequila, 100% agave
1/4 cup grand manier
1/4 cup of triple sec
1/4 cup of simple syrup
1/4 cup of lime juice
2 cups of ice
Garnish
Lime or ugli fruit slices
2 tablespoon kosher salt

Technique

Peel ugli fruit like you would a grapefruit. Place fruit into a blender and blend until smooth. Strain contents into a separate bowl to remove any of the inside skins and pulp. Transfer the strained juice back into the blender and add remaining ingredients except for the garnish and blend until smooth. Smear juice of ugli fruit around the rim of the margarita glass in order for the salt to stick to it. Salt the rim of the glass by dipping the rim into the salt and moving in a circular fashion until evenly coated. Pour margarita into glass and garnish with a slice of ugli fruit or lime.

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