Countdown with Cocktails- Day 4: Blood Orange Margarita

While the juice of an orange is a little too sweet for a margarita, its cousin, the sour blood orange, a favorite of the Mediterranean, makes a perfect cocktail. In America, blood oranges are just starting to come into season, so now is the perfect time to start looking for them. However, if you like the fruit’s flavor, San Pellegrino makes a sparkling blood orange juice that is available year round at most specialty grocery stores. This drink becomes more like a paloma margarita hybrid, substituting the blood orange soda for the grapefruit but still using orange liqueur.

Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita

  • 2 oz 100% agave blanco tequila
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Aranciata Rossa San Pellegrino (Blood Orange)

Combine tequila, Cointreau and lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake for 15 seconds and strain into ice filled rocks glass

Top with blood orange soda and garnish with orange wedge

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