Sometimes, simplicity wins. And in this margarita, that is just the case. No fancy liquors or sour mixes necessary, which makes this recipe fresh and natural with no added sugar. Blood orange juice has such a beautiful profile on its on, and it shines with a nice reposado tequila. If you have never tried a reposado tequila in your margaritas, I invite you to experiment. Reposado is slightly aged compared to a silver, or clear, tequila. Reposado means “restful,” so the tequila is aged in a wood barrel for 2-11 months after it is produced. A silver tequila isn’t aged at all. This aging of the tequila takes some of the bite out of it, and gives it some of the wood flavors. For me the reposado tequila in margaritas is much more flavorful and smooth that with a silver tequila. Try it out. I would love to know what you think. Cheers!

The Palette. Blood oranges, reposado tequila, lime, pink sea salt.

The Palette. Blood oranges, reposado tequila, lime, pink sea salt.

Blood Orange Margaritas

  • Makes 4 margaritas.
  • 3-4 cups blood orange juice. Juice by hand or with juicer. (About 6 blood oranges).
  • Reposado tequila
  • Lime juice
  • Pink salt for rim

Measure 4 ounces of tequila into your shaker. Add 2 T of lime juice. Add 1 1/2 cups juice.

Fill two glasses with ice. Shake and pour margaritas. Repeat ingredients into the other two glasses. Or repeat once empty. Find a patio in the sun, and enjoy.

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