Bubbly Blood Orange Margarita

“Most delicious margarita I EVER tasted”

“Most delicious margarita I EVER tasted”

First thing first, I very rarely drink a margarita., but I do like them. There is something about sour mix that just does not agree with me and well, I just don’t care for it. So, unless a margarita is made using fresh squeezed juice, its just not my “go to” cocktail of choice.

Last week when I had a bag full of blood oranges on hand and was ready for a cocktail hour with the hubs there was only one option…to make a margarita…my way!

I started out remembering the most delicious margarita I EVER tasted for inspiration. That doozie of a drink was shared while on vacation with my bestie a few years back. She is a Margarita master and well, I can still remember that drink. It not just the drink though that I remember. It is the memory of the sunset, the sound of the ocean, smell of the salt air and RELAXATION in a rocking chair with my girl (well, as much as you can relax having a brood of children on the other side of the wall) THAT is what makes it THE BEST margarita ever tasted.

So, after remembering that drink I assembled all of the ingredients and began measuring and tasting until It tasted just right. But, it just was not quite ‘RIGHT’ So, I grabbed the club soda and topped the glass off to give it bubbles. We all know i’m a champers girl, gotta have some bubbles. I know, I know “margaritas don’t have club soda AN-DR-EA.” But, this little cocktail is made using club soda and it was pretty darn tasty. So, I stood there and waited for hubs to taste it. He would be the true test of my mixology abilities. “Honey, this is REALLY good.” SCORE! Yea, I know, I said with a smile.

So, now I present to you my Delicious Bubbly Blood Orange Margarita to share with you.

ENJOY……responsibly. Unless of course your parked on a beach staring at a beautiful sunset with your bestie…then you definitely need to make a pitcher.

From my kitchen to yours,

Andrea

RECIPE: Makes 1 cocktail (double for two)

  • 1/4 c. Blood orange Juice (fresh)

  • 2 T. Lime Juice (fresh) + lime wedges for garnishing

  • 2 oz. tequila

  • 1 T. sugar (or simple syrup solution)

  • Club Soda - to taste

  • coarse salt (for rim)

First, assemble ingredients. Squeeze and measure the juices. Feel free to strain the pulp but I like to leave it in. Next, place tequilla and juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and sugar. Shake well.

Take a lime and wet the rim of your glass. Turn glass over and press into salt (If using). Fill glass with ice and pour in your delicious cocktail. Top with club soda and garnish with a lime wedge. Sip and enjoy.

Andrea Maranville