Tajín is a Mexican Company that produces several varieties of condiments, consisting primarily of chili peppers, lime and salt. It’s a perfect spice for the Tajín Mandarin Orange Margaritas, salt, lime and a little heat from the chilies.
I learned about Tajín from a friend, Carlos Sr., he and his two adult sons work with me. Carlos Sr. always brings lunch for his kids, it’s pretty cute. He sets everything up for them like they’re still children, cuts up their apples and sprinkles Tajín on them. If you’ve never tried it on apples, I highly recommend it.
I use the canned Mandarin oranges for this drink because I wanted the syrup, but you can just as easily use fresh oranges and substitute simple syrup. Here’s how I make them:
- 1 Teaspoon Tajin Spice mix
- 10 Mandarin Orange Segments
- 2 Ounces Mandarin Orange Syrup
- 3 Ounce Anejo Tequila
- 1 Ounce Orange Liqueur
- 1 Lime, juiced
-Sprinkle Tajin spice mix onto a small plate
-Rim the cocktail glass rims with mandarin orange syrup, then dip wet rims into the Tajin spice mix
-Place all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth