Friday, March 2, 2012

Blood Orange Margarita

It's been a long week and you deserve a drink.
This citrus-y delight is a great way to unwind.
And you know what?  It's a pretty low calorie cocktail, to boot.

Ok, run out and get these ingredients, because it's 5 o'clock somewhere.

Blood Orange Margarita
1 shot=2 tbsp (in case you don't have a shot glass)
1-2 shots of gold tequila
1/2 shot of triple sec (or Cointreau)
1/2 shot of lime juice (or the juice of 1/2 a small lime)
1 shot of blood orange juice (squeezed from about 3-4 oranges)
diet lemon lime soda
sugar for the rim

Put some water on your finger & rim your glass in water and dip in sugar.
Fill glass with ice.
In a pitcher or cocktail shaker (or an old sports bottle, if you are classy like me), combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice and blood orange juice.  Shake until combined. Pour over ice and top with lemon lime soda to taste.

Recipe adapted from Nutmeg Nanny

Here's some fun links to other blogs who have made some scrumptious looking things with blood oranges:

I hope everyone liked blood orange week :)


Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

This is just what I need for the week I had! Thanks for sharing!

Mindie Hilton said...

Featuring this week at Bacon Time!