Thursday, April 11, 2013

Blood Orange Margaritas

It's Thursday...
Who needs a drink already?

I have the perfect summer drink for you!
Not to mention for the upcoming Cinco De Mayo Celebrations!

Blood Orange Margaritas
(serving size 1 or 2)

What you need:
3 oz. Blood Oranges (3 or 4 should do)
2 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Grand Mariner
1 oz. Lime Juice
Agave Nectar to taste
Fresca soda
Slices of oranges to garnish

What to do:

1.  Juice your oranges by hand or with a handy juicer.  
     If you are making this for one or 2, 3 to 4 oranges is fine.
     If you are making for a crown about 12 oranges equals 1 quart.

2.  Combine orange juice, tequila, triple sec, and a squeeze of agave nectar
      into a cocktail shaker.  Add ice and shake for about 15 seconds.

3.  Mix equal parts of salt and sugar on a plate for rimming the glass.

4.  Rub the rim of the glass with an orange slice and dip into the rimming
     salt and sugar mixture.

5.  Add ice to the glass and pour your drink from your cocktail shaker.

6.  Add a splash of Fresca soda to the top

7.  Garnish with a mint leaf and an orange

There are so many things to love about this drink....
Fresh Juices
Agave Nectar to sweeten naturally
and I love the Salty and Sweet Rim!       

If you are making these for a crowd follow these amounts
1 quart blood oranges juiced - about 12 oranges
1 1/2 cups of lime juice - about 12 limes
3 1/2 cups tequla
1 1/2 cups tripe sec
fresca to taste
splash of fesca to each drink to top


  1. We made these for a party and they were delicious!!!

    1. Shelley-they are addicting!
      Central market doesn't have them right now because they are out of season in the US. I hope that can import some soon! I was able to find some Blood Orange Juice there but it is not as good as the fresh squeezed stuff! But still ok.

  2. Make this at one of these summer parties:


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