8 Ounces fresh squeezed clementine juice (orange juice can be substituted, but I recommend clementine!)
4 Ounces tequila
2 Ounces thyme simple syrup (super easy -- recipe is included in directions)
kosher salt for rimming glasses
This Clementine Margarita was inspired by a recipe I found on Vinepair for a smokey orange-thyme margarita. The thyme in the margarita got my attention, but I had to go with clementine instead of orange juice.
Don't let the fact that you have to make simple syrup discourage you. It's a very easy thing to make -- just takes a few extra minutes and this cocktail is totally worth it!
Enjoy! - The Recipe Wench
Make Thyme Simple Syrup
Over medium high heat, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add about 1/2 cup of thyme sprigs. Give it a stir until the thyme is submerged. Allow to cool. Strain into container. This will make slightly more simple syrup than you need for 2 cocktails.
Sprinkle a layer of salt on plate.
Rub small piece of clementine around rim of glasses.
Turn glasses upside down on plate to allow salt to adhere to the rim.
Fill glasses with ice.
In a small pitcher, combine 8 oz. juice, 4 oz. tequila, and 2 oz. simple syrup. Stir.
Divide into glasses and Enjoy!