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Grilled Chicken Wings with Florida Orange Mescal Glaze



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2 cups Florida orange juice
½ cup Mescal (or tequila)
¼ cup Agave syrup
2 tsp. Cumin, ground
2 tsp. Chili powder
1 Tbsp. Chipotle pepper, purée
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
3 lb. Chicken wings
2 cups Florida oranges, ¼” slices
1 cup Cilantro
2 cups Red onion, sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp. Lime juice


  1. 1
    Place Florida orange juice and mescal (or tequila) in saucepot and reduce volume by ⅔. Combine orange reduction, agave syrup, cumin, chili powder, chipotle pepper purée and olive oil. Divide into 2 equal portions.
  2. 2
    Combine ½ of glaze with chicken wings, Florida orange slices, cilantro and red onion. Toss to coat thoroughly. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  3. 3
    Remove chicken wings from marinade and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Grill over medium-high heat until cooked through. Toss with remaining glaze and lime juice and serve.


Pairs well with Captiva Cooler

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