Cinco De Mayo: The perfect blood orange margarita!
Updated: May 29, 2019
Happy Cinco de Mayo, also known as "Cinco de Drinko" by some. With spring now in full swing, it's time to think about delicious artisanal seasonal cocktails. With today being May 5th, why not have the perfect margarita?
Margaritas don't have to be the traditional "lime" flavor... think seasonal citrus fruit, like blood oranges!
Here's our recipe for the perfect luxury Blood Orange Margarita!
1.5 oz. Don Julio 1942 Tequila (you can sub in Don J Reposado if budget is a concern) 3oz blood oranges segments Splash of agave syrup 0.5oz of fresh lime juice
2 slices of jalapeño
Start by muddling the jalapeno and orange segments in your cocktail shaker. (Again, remove the seeds and pith from the pepper to lower the heat.) Add in the remainder of the ingredients, top with ice, and shake for a minimum of 20 seconds, or until the cocktail shaker is so cold you can't hold it any more.. Now is not the time to be dainty with your shaking!
Serve in a glass with a simple fresh lime wedge as garnish. For an extra "pop" of flavor, add a pinch of large flaked sea salt (like Maldon) for flavor enhancement.
Salud! Cheers! Enjoy!