Happy Margarita Monday! Truthfully I’m not much of a cocktail girl. I love wine too much to order anything else off of a menu, but a good margarita can sway me. My very favorite classic margaritas are at my favorite Mexican restaurant, Marinita’s. I’m working on figuring out how to recreate those at home, but until then I’m bringing you a simple and seasonal blood orange margarita, just in time for Cinco de Mayo this week.
Blood oranges not only taste good, but they’re beyond beautiful, so I highly recommend seeking them out for this recipe. They typically are available through May, but if you have trouble finding them locally, feel free to use any type of orange (I’d suggest cara cara as backup). I prefer my cocktails with minimal sweetness, so I think the sugared rim is a perfect pairing to cut through the bitterness of the drink.
Blood Orange Margaritas
- 7 ounces blood orange juice
- 3 ounces lime juice
- 4 ounces tequila
- Simple syrup, to taste
- Granulated sugar, for garnish
Wet the rims of two margarita glasses and press into granulated sugar to line the edges. Combine the blood orange juice, lime juice, tequila and a splash of simple syrup. Split between the two glasses and add ice.