Can it be summer yet? And by that, I mean margarita season? And by margarita season, I mean, when is it going to be warm? My second winter in Washington, and I am about to lose my mind. Some would say I am being greedy since we had a beautiful, sunny, 60 degree day this past weekend. But I want more! Also, I would like more that don’t involve seasonal allergies. I am a sniffling mess strung out on allergy meds already.
During the warmer months, margaritas are a must have around our house. Usually, R is the connoisseur of margaritas, so I was really excited to find this recipe on Smitten Kitchen. I immediately went down to the store to snatch up some blood oranges. I have always been fascinated by the fruit, but I haven’t had a chance to really use them in anything.
I didn’t have limes on hand because I was too excited about making this drink that I forgot to buy them along with the blood oranges. And I didn’t have silver tequila. So I used what I had on hand, and it was still pretty dang amazing! We drank it on a very rainy day, but they added a nice splash of color to the evening. I cannot get over the color of the margarita. The pictures do not do it justice.
Blood Orange Margaritas
Yield: 2 “responsible” sized drinks
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
1/2 cup blood orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons cointreau
7 tablespoons tequila
1. Mix altogether.
2. Divide among two glasses and add ice.
I cannot wait for more margaritas and a few sunny days in a row! Happy Monday!