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Spicy Florida Orange Juice Margarita

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  • 2 cups Florida Orange Juice
  • 2 cups simple syrup*
  • 8 oz. silver tequila
  • 2 oz. triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • 4 oz. seltzer
  • 4 Florida Orange slices, ¼-inch thick
  • Ghost pepper salt, to taste**
  • Ice
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1. Place Florida Orange Juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Reduce to 1 cup and allow to cool.
2. Fill a cocktail shaker ¾ full with ice. Add Florida Orange Juice reduction, simple syrup, tequila, triple sec and lime juice.
3. Shake and pour into 4 glasses. Top each glass with 1 oz. of seltzer.
4. Pour ghost pepper salt onto a saucer and dip the edges of the Florida Orange slices into the ghost pepper salt. Place Florida Orange Slices on the rim of each glass, if desired.
*For simple syrup, combine 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool before using. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. **Ghost pepper salt is extremely hot; use sparingly. Ghost pepper salt can be purchased at specialty supermarkets or online.