Socio Margarita Recipe

If you’re bleeding orange, you need a cocktail to match! This recipe blends bright flavors for an equally bright orange color, and it just so happens that Yarkin is a big fan of margaritas!


  • 2 oz blanco tequila (I like Espolon)
  • 2 oz Natalie’s tangerine juice (it’s even more orange than orange juice! It’s available at Fresh Thyme – otherwise OJ is a good backup)
  • Just under 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice, plus a bit more for the rim
  • 1/2 oz turmeric simple syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1/2 tablespoon turmeric)
  • Tiny splash of pomegranate juice for color
  • Kosher salt for the rim
  • Orange for garnish

Directions – Tumeric Simple Syrup 

This will make enough for several margaritas. Also, turmeric is a pretty strong dye, so be careful handling it!

  1. In a small sauce pan, combine sugar, water, and turmeric
  2. Place over medium heat and bring to a low boil
  3. Boil and stir until the sugar dissolves
  4. Let cool completely
  5. Strain through a coffee filter

Directions – Margarita

  1. On one small plate, pour a splash of lime juice. On another small plate, pour kosher salt.
  2. Dip the glass’s rim in the lime juice and then the salt.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, tangerine juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and pomegranate juice
  4. Shake to Connect!
  5. Pour into the salt-rimmed glass
  6. Garnish with an orange wheel!

Proportions by Weight

After much mixological experimentation, these were the official scale weights for a party-sized pitcher of the winning recipe iteration.

  • 30.44 oz tangerine juice
  • 30.30 oz tequila
  • 7.32 oz turmeric simple syrup
  • 12.93 oz lime juice
  • .93 oz pomegranate juice (or for color)

Pictured: not the winning recipe.


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