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February 21, 2014 / mintcustard

Blood orange margaritas.

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Things are bigger in Texas. I picked up my habit for indulging in margaritas in a Mexican restaurant called Esparsas. They came in fishbowls and were lethal. Over the past twenty years or so I’ve refined my recipe and tweeked it very little. A top shelf margarita is were its at for me. Gold tequila, Cointreau and lime, over ice.
However tonight a blood orange winked at me from the fruit bowl and I had an idea.
blood orange margarita

2 measures tequila
1 measure Cointreau
1 measure blood orange juice
1 lime cheek
Ice
Margarita glass
Salt

Rub the lime cheek over the rim of the glass and dip the glass in salt. Shake off any excess.
Put the other ingredients into a shaker or pint glass over the ice and shake.
Pour into the margarita glass, add a little crushed ice. Serve with the lime cheek or a slice of blood orange.
Don’t over indulge. These are dangerous!

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22nd of February is National Margarita Day. This is how I’ll be celebrating, although there are several Amalfi lemons looking like they might like to join the party!

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