blood orange margarita :: friday at five

Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

*Makes one cocktail

INGREDIENTS

1 lime wedge
Coarse sea salt for rim
Ice
2 ounces of tequila, preferably Sauza Hornitos
1-1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce orange liqueur
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce blood orange puree (see below)
1 lime wheel
1 blood orange wheel optional

  • Moisten the outside edges of a rocks glass with a lime wedge.
  • Sprinkle a little salt on a small plate and dip the moistened rim in the salt to coat it lightly.
  • Fill the glass and a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, simple syrup and blood orange puree and shake vigorously.
  • Strain into the glass, garnish with lime and blood orange wheels.

Blood Orange Puree

*Makes 3/4 cup

4 blood oranges, peeled, segmented and seeded
2 tablespoon simple syrup
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • In a blender or food processor, combine orange segments, simple syrup and lemon juice. Puree until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust amounts of simple syrup and lemon juice as needed.

Simple Syrup

*Makes 1-1/2 cups

1 cup sugar
1 cup water

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar and water and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Pour into a glass jar and cover, refrigerating until needed.

1 Comment

  1. […] Add 1 Tbs simple syrup and a dash of lemon juice and purée in a blender. I found the basic recipe here in a recipe for blood orange margaritas, which is also on my must-try list soon. Advertisement […]

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