BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA
It might be cold outside but this seasonal boozey special is going to keep you warm in the comfort of your own home! Now if you can't get your hands on blood oranges, don't worry, you can sub for a Seville or Navel.
The recipe below is for 1 cocktail, so you can easily multiply it. My palette is 100% on the sweeter side and I often find a salted rim a little too much, so I opt for sweet + salty dusting (if it works for popcorn it works for margarita's!). If you like yours sour you may want to omit the honey, whatever works for you. Just give it a taste before pouring into your glass, so you can adjust it easily.
I N G R E D I E N T S
50ml Golden Tequila
Juice of 1 Lime
Juice of 1 Blood Orange (1 slice for decoration)
1 generous tsp of marmalade
1 tsp of honey or agave syrup (to taste)
5 Ice cubes
Tsp of fine salt + golden caster sugar for glass rim
U T E N S I L S
Small plate + sharp knife
Measuring jug or alcohol measure
M E T H O D
Cut your orange in half, first slice a piece to decorate your glass with later, roughly 1/4cm thick. Make a small cut into the slice, so it can slot onto the glass, then put to one side. Next juice your orange and lime.
Take a small plate and dust with salt and sugar, take the remains of your juiced orange and rub along the rim of your glass. Then dip your glass into the mix.
Pour the citrus juice, tequila, marmalade, honey and 2 ice cubes into the blender. Blend for 40seconds or until the liquid appears white and foamy.
Place the remaining ice cubes into the glass and pour your margarita over them. Decorate with your slice of orange.
Now dim the lights, play some jazz and imagine your'e in a Soho cocktail bar.
T O P T I P
Prep your cocktail mix ahead, mix all the ingredients (minus the ice) into a sealed container in the fridge. When it comes to the evening all you have to do is blend with ice! You will thank your past self at 6pm on a Friday.
I would love to see pics of you making your Margs at home, tag me on Instagram and I will re-share.
The reality of this glam cocktail pic in the snow, is me in my dressing gown and slippers at 10am, high on my morning caffeine buzz thinking it would be fun to shoot something outside. Got to say freezing temperatures are GREAT for anything involving ice cubes, you can take your sweet time getting those shots.
Please drink responsibly folks.