Blood oranges are just about my absolute favorite citrus fruit. Sadly, they are only available for a very short time every year. I’m lucky enough to have a tree that produces some fabulous fruit. So I get all giddy and start making everything that I can with the fruit. I’m kind of like on “blood orange crack”. They are just so beautiful and taste so delicious!
Blood Orange Margaritas
(slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is)
2 ounces tequila
1 ounce Grand Mariner
1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
2 ounces blood orange juice
salt for the rim, lime/orange wedges for garnish
Rim the edge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt ( I actually used blood orange sea salt). Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Grand Mariner, simple syrup blood orange and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and add an orange or lime slice for garnish.