Cooking with E: Blood Orange Margaritas
Whether you’re making a cocktail for one or want to delight your guests at your next Fab Fête, E’s Blood Orange Margarita will taste like it was made at a posh bar. Utilizing most of your at-home bar staples, this margarita recipe is refreshing and the perfect excuse to buy blood oranges while they’re in season!
We’re sharing this recipe on National Margarita Day (February 22nd) which also falls during blood orange season in Texas, December through mid-April. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the occasion than to incorporate fresh, local produce into a traditional margarita. This vibrant and tasty cocktail just happens to pair perfectly with our White Corn & Truffle Soufflé. Snap a photo if you make our Blood Orange Margarita recipe and tag us on social media @theFabFete. Salud!
E’s Blood Orange Margaritas
Makes 1 Drink
- 1 lime wedge
- 1 blood orange wedge
- grated lime zest mixed with Kosher salt (1:2 ratio)
- fresh sage leaf
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1.5 ounces tequila (E’s favorites: Suerte Blanca, Patron Silver, Herradura Silver)
- 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
- ½ ounce Cointreau, Naraja, or other orange liqueur
- 1 ounce Topo Chico or club soda
Step 1: Prepare rim of glass with lime zest / Kosher salt mixture
Step 2: Add the first 4 ingredients and half-cup of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly
Step 3: Add ice cubes to a margarita glass
Step 4: Strain drink mixture into the glass leaving room for a splash of soda water
Step 5: Top mixture with Topo Chico or club soda
Step 6: Quick stir, then garnish with fruit wedges and sage leaf and serve.
This recipe may be scaled up for “party pitcher” servings.