Yuzu-Rita (aka. Yuzu Margarita)

Want a fall trip to Mexico in a glass? This super easy Yuzu margarita has all the zingy-ness of the traditional cocktail with more floral complexity.

City Style and Living Fall 2023 Yuzu-Rita (aka Yuzu Margarita)
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WHAT IS YUZU? Resembling a gnarled mandarin, the intoxicating fragrance and refreshing tanginess of this citrus fruit is its forte, a cross between a grapefruit, mandarin and lime.

WHERE TO GET YUZU JUICE? Yoshi Yuzu Juice First Press (300 ml, $41.23; qualifirst.com)


1 tablespoon yuzu juice

2 teaspoons lime juice

1 tablespoon triple sec

¾ tablespoon tequila reposado

1 teaspoon agave or simple syrup


Rim half a glass with salt (optional)

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass with crushed ice.

Garnish with a cute lemon twist

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This original article first appeared in the Fall 2023 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.

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