Grilled Chicken Wings with Florida Orange Mezcal Glaze

Nutrition Facts
Serving size10-12
Amount per serving
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat6.6g 8%
    • Saturated Fat1.4g 7%
    • Trans Fat.1g
  • Cholesterol64.7mg 22%
  • Sodium179.3mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate14.6g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber1.5g 5%
    • Total Sugars10.5g
  • Protein25.8g 52%
  • Vitamin A1113.8mcg 124%
  • Vitamin C36.7mg 41%
  • Calcium43.4mg 3%
  • Thiamin.1mg 8%
  • Potassium410.7mg 9%
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • 2 cups Florida Orange Juice
  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • ½ cup mezcal or tequila
  • ¼ cup agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. chipotle pepper purée*
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish

*For chipotle pepper purée: Purée one 7-oz. can of chipotle peppers in adobo in a blender. Refrigerate remaining purée for other uses.


Grilled Chicken Wings with Florida Orange Mezcal Glaze

1. Place Florida Orange Juice and mezcal in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until volume is reduced by ⅔.

2. Remove from heat and stir in agave syrup, olive oil, chipotle pepper purée, cumin and chili powder. Set aside.

3. Combine half of the Florida Orange Mezcal Glaze with chicken wings in a large bowl and toss to coat thoroughly.

4. Place marinated chicken wings in a covered container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, up to 3 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining Florida Orange Mezcal Glaze.

5. Remove wings from marinade and discard marinade. Season wings with salt and pepper to taste and grill over medium-high heat until cooked through.

6. Toss with remaining Florida Orange Mezcal Glaze. Serve with lime wedges and garnish with cilantro.