Tangelo Tequila Spritzer

Tangelo Tequila Spritzer


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Tangelo Tequila Spritzer

A few days ago, I took the time to donate to both the Houston Food Bank and the Houston SPCA, because I can’t help but think of the many animals that have been displaced. Just watching videos of dogs being rescued really tug at my heartstrings and make me super emotional.

The Texas SPCA has set up an amazon wishlist where you can go and purchase items they need. Access their list here.

If you’re looking to contribute directly to organizations that target POC communities, here’s a few to look into:

Raices – Raises provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas.

The Black Women’s Defense League – Supports marginalized communities that may go unserved by larger relief efforts.

South Texas Human Rights Center –  Community organization dedicated to the promotion, protection, defense and exercise of human rights and dignity in South Texas.

ICNA Relief – Muslims for Humanity provides social services across the U.S. to the underprivileged and those affected by natural disasters.

Head over to ColorLines for a more extensive list.

Tangelo Tequila Spritzer

Summer is starting to come to an end, and with Labor Day right around the corner, I figured a good cocktail was in order.

I don’t know what it is, but I love the smell of citrus fruits–they are so invigorating and vibrant and they evoke a sense of happiness in me! When I came across these tangelos at Sprouts, I fell in love. They were so aromatic and so bright that I just had to take some home and do something with them–so here we are.

This tequila spritzer is very easy to make, and super convenient if you’re like me and happen to be hoarding a ton of La Croix in your fridge. It comes together in a few minutes, it is very light and refreshing, and technically you can use whatever citrus fruit you have on hand!

I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend, and if you are able to, I’d like to encourage you to contribute and support Houston whichever way you can.

Stay Chingonx!

Tangelo Tequila Spritzer

Tangelo Tequila Spritzer
Makes 1
Recipe type: Cocktail
  • For the Drink
  • 2 oz. tangelo juice
  • 1½ oz. tequila
  • 1 tsp agave
  • seltzer
  • Garnish
  • fresh mint
  • or tangelo wedges
  • or wide zest strip
  1. In a shaker filled with ice, mix in the tangelo juice, tequila and agave.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Fill a tall glass with about half a cup of crushed ice.
  4. Pour your tangelo/tequila mixture into the glass, top with your favorite seltzer, stir, and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or tangelo wedge.



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  • Been voting!!

    But, how stupid am I??? I can’t believe i didn’t think about the hurricane’s impact on animals!! Texas SPCA I am looking up your wish list now!! P.S. We just adopted another dog into the family, Esteban!! I think I would have a zoo if zoning/space allowed!

  • Hey, Esteban!
    As always your photos are really refreshing, just like your Spritzer recipe!
    Unfortunately, I don’t think tangelos have found their way to Greece so far!
    Our hearts here in Greece are with all the people affected by hurricanes and earthquakes.

    • Esteban Castillo

      Gracias Makos! 🙂

  • love this!

  • Jocelyn D Adams

    Orange goodness!!

  • Nichole

    I’m thinking this is a must make for the weekend! It looks really tasty and refreshing 🙂

  • Carolyn Ingram

    This sounds amazing!

  • Everyday Maven

    Definitley going to try this!

  • Ashley Manila

    Loving how colorful this cocktail is!

  • Phoebe Hendricks

    Looks like summer served up in a glass!

  • Megan @ A Dash of Megnut

    so pretty!

  • I’ve never had tangelo juice before. Sounds perfect for this hot fall weather we’re having here. 😉