This Blood Orange Margarita is a refreshing twist on a classic margarita with fresh blood orange juice, triple sec and fresh squeezed lime juice!
Summer time equals to lots of margaritas for me. The warm weather, flips flops and sitting lake side absolutely require margarita’s to sip on.
Now you will never see me drinking tequila on the rocks or throwing a few shots back. Unless you want to see a very unpretty picture right after. But I can definitely take down more margarita’s than I would like to admit.
Let’s say the love of margarita’s was more of an inherited trait from my parents.
Our drink of choice while at our lake house during the summer is exactly this. Margarita’s by the pitchers.
We even bought a margarita machine. Oh yes. Because it whirls and swirls the most amazing frozen margaritas. My brother, Dad and I have spent many a nights (and days) experimenting to come up with the perfect ratio of tequila to triple sec to lime. Let’s just say each bit of experimenting only lasts a few rounds before we consume all of our results and end up tipsy as ever.
I never complained though. As life and time just seem to pause while we are there.
It’s Lake time. Don’t worry be happy.
While the classic lime margaritas our are go to while soaking up the sunshine, I enjoy a curveball every now and then with a fruity flavor.
Blood Oranges are some beauties, don’t you think? While they are in season for only a few months during the spring, I make sure to find a way to use them in the kitchen as much as humanely possible.
From snacking, to salads, to dressings, and to drinks!
Blood oranges are so vibrant they scream drink me! With the tart juice from the blood oranges, the fresh lime juice and the triple sec this drink promises you a great night.
It is just not responsible for how you feel tomorrow morning.
Tools I used to make this recipe:
- 4 oz Tequila
- 2 oz Triple Sec
- 6 oz fresh blood orange juice
- Juice of two limes
- Pinch Sugar or Stevia, optional
- Salt, for rimming edge of glass, optional
- Lime wedges, for garnish
- Rub rims of two glasses with lime wedge. Pour salt onto a plate and spread out evenly. Dip rims of glasses into salt until evenly coated.
- Add all ingredients to a shaker, and shake well to mix well.
- Fill glasses with ice. Pour margarita into the glasses.
- Garnish with lime wedges, sip and enjoy!
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