Cheers. to. that.
And don’t worry, I’ll make this real easy for you today.
Your eyes are tired of staring at the computer.
And now they’re blinded from the intense color of these blood orange margaritas.
You can almost taste the weekend.
Just a few more hours…
Blood Orange Margarita gluten-free + vegan (if using GF + vegan liquor) // yields 1 margarita
- 1 - 2 teaspoons agave simple syrup
- 2 - 2 1/2oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice (strained if desired)
- 1 1/2oz freshly squeezed lime juice (strained if desired)
- 1 1/2oz reposado agave tequila (smoother taste over blanco + anejo)
- splash of grand marnier
- ice, blood orange slices, salt/sugar for rim
For the agave simple syrup: Stir together 1/2 cup hot water and 1/2 cup raw agave nectar until well combined. Chill in the fridge. Once chilled, keep in a sealed container for about 1 month.
For the salt + sugar rim: In a shallow bowl, mix flaked sea salt and pure cane sugar at a 2:1 ratio (salt : sugar). Add a few drops of blood orange juice and mix with your fingers until combined. Set aside.
For the margarita: Dip the top rim of the glass in water then dip in your salt/sugar mixture (if using). Fill your glass with ice.
Place 1 teaspoon simple syrup, 2oz blood OJ, lime juice, tequila, and grand marnier in a drink shaker. Shake vigorously for a few seconds and pour into an 8-10oz glass filled with ice. Taste and add more syrup, juice, or tequila if desired and stir. Top with an orange garnish and serve!
Recipe easily doubles, triples, etc. Can be made a few hours ahead, just be sure to strain the ice before storing in the fridge in a sealed jar.
Hope you love these tangy + bright margaritas! I just cannot get over the fuscia color from the blood oranges. If you try them out I’d love to see a photo on instagram. Tag it #edibleperspective !