Sour Patch Margarita Recipe

Sour patch kids candy

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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
402 Calories
0g Fat
95g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 402
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 840mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 95g 35%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 1g
Calcium 44mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Do you remember those little sugar covered gummy children called Sour Patch Kids that made you pucker when you were a kid? That's what this margarita tastes like—and it's fantastic. The sour patch margarita captures the spectrum of sour flavors, mixes them up and strains them out into a flavor-filled, sugar lined drink. It is perfect for hot summer afternoons or anytime you have a sour-sweet tooth. Like the gummi bear margarita, you can also add the gummy candies into the ice for an extra treat when you serve this on the rocks.

Lime-infused Voodoo Tiki Green Dragon Tequila is used in this recipe provided by the distiller. The Voodoo Tiki brand bottles its tequila in handmade glass bottles from Mexican glass artist Alejandro Nuramo. There is a glass tiki inside each bottle, plus each is labeled with a magic word. Certainly, these collectible bottles add to the fun of making this margarita. The tequila is made with 100 percent blue agave.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Rim a chilled margarita glass with sugar.

  2. Pour the tequila, melon liqueur, triple sec, sour mix, and orange juice into a cocktail shaker with ice.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into the prepared glass.

  5. Add a splash of lime juice to the top.

  6. Garnish with a sugar-coated lemon.

This margarita can also be served on the rocks or blended with about 1 cup of ice.

If you have difficulty locating Voodoo Tiki Green Dragon Tequila, you could substitute another lime-infused tequila, of which there are several on the market. Another option is to do your own infusion.

Of course, you could always use a non-flavored tequila. You might want to increase the lime juice or switch from they typical bottled Roses lime juice to fresh squeezing limes for the juice. To get the most juice out of a lime, be sure to warm it up a bit, either in your hands are with a few seconds in the microwave. Then firmly press and roll the lime on a hard surface. Cut it in half and use your favorite type of citrus press to squeeze it well. While you're squeezing the lime, you might as well also use freshly squeezed orange juice. A lime will produce about 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) of lime juice. A medium-sized orange will produce about 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) of orange juice.

If you don't have Midori available, you can substitute another melon liqueur. However, be sure you are using good-quality tequila and melon liqueur to ensure your drink is as good as it can be.