Blood Orange Margaritas

Blood Orange Margaritas

Ingredients

makes a single serving

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila (silver or gold, based on your preference)
  • 1 ounce grand mariner
  • 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces blood orange juice (about 1-2 oranges)
  • salt and/or sugar for the rim
  • lime/orange wedges for garnish
  1. Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt.(You can combined the salt with some sugar, but that’s up to you.)
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup, blood orange and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds.
  4. Pour over ice and squeeze in lemon and orange slices.

Super Bowl XLVI Game Day Cocktail

Looking for a delicious Super Bowl XLVI cocktail? How about Game Day Margaritas? Tinted with your teams colors, these drinks are perfect for game day!

Game Day Margaritas 

Ingredients

For Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

For the Red Cocktail

  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) silver tequila (clear)
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge
  • Colored sugar

For the Blue Cocktail

  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) silver tequila (clear)
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) blue Curacao
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge
  • Colored sugar
  1. To make simple syrup, mix sugar and water in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool, about 1 hour. Pour syrup into glass jar, cover jar and refrigerate until needed. Makes 1 1/4 cups (use 1 tablespoon per margarita).
  2. To prepare cocktail, add cranberry juice, tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, simple syrup and lemon juice to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake. Rub rim of martini glass with lemon wedge; dip in sugar. Strain cocktail into glass. Repeat for the blue cocktail, using blue Curacao instead of the orange-flavored liqueur.