Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cocktails Anyone? Blood Orange Margaritas!

I apologize in advance as this blog is long overdue and now it may be too late to find blood oranges this season... But if you can't find blood oranges, grapefruits or your favorite oranges would be just as tasty!

Blood oranges are really delicious and sweeter than most oranges. The flesh is a dark red blood-like color hence, the name.  They can usually be found in the early part of Winter through early May.  We had a particularly harsh, cold Winter here in Georgia which meant a lot of curling-up-at-home-and-drinking nights for myself and the hubs.

We found an easy and delicious Food and Wine recipe (though, be warned, these are very strong and you may want to use a little less tequila and add more as needed).  I'm going to work on a strawberry version this summer and will post a recipe if it turns out as delicious as this one!

Blood Orange Margaritas

Fresh-squeezed juice of about 12 Blood Oranges (enough for 1 qt.)
Fresh-squeezed juice of about 12 limes (enough for 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups Cointreau or triple sec
3 1/2 cups Silver Tequila
Kosher salt
Mix juices with tequila and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.  Salt the rims of glasses and serve over ice.
(We cut the recipe in half since it was just the two of us and it was still delicious!)

1 comment:

  1. these look amazing! i've never had a blood orange, but they're beautiful!