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Weekly Boozer: Blood Orange Margarita

In Uncategorized, Weekly Boozer on February 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm

With ♥ Valentine’s Day ♥ fast approaching I decided to go seasonal with the Weekly Boozer, while staying true to Texas!!  This beautiful ruby pink margarita is the perfect cocktail for your Valentine, whether it be your hubby or best-mate.  Or like me, I am enjoying it myself… not sharing – what? it is not V-day yet! 😀

♥ Blood Orange Margarita ♥

♥ salt and lime slice, garnish
♥ Ice
♥ 1/3 cup blood orange juice, about 1 orange
♥ 1 ounce white tequila
♥ 1/2 ounce agave nectar, light
♥ 1 tbsp fresh lime juice

 

Directions and Tools: Cocktail shaker, glass, small plate.  Spread a small mound of salt on a small plate. Wet the outer rim of your glass with a slice of lime, then dip the rim into the salt to lightly coat.  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add all of the remaining ingredients and shake well. Pour contents into the prepared glass and garnish with the lime slice (or orange…); Serve.

Margaritas made with fresh juice are truly the best!  Since I used mainly blood orange juice, I substituted out Cointreau, a common ingredient, for Agave Nectar which helps sweeten this tangy fruit without taking over the flavor! I hope you enjoy and have a lovely ♥ Valentines ♥!

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