Blood Orange Margaritas

Blood Orange Margaritas

It's National Margarita Day!!!!

Okay okay, no one really cares. It feels like every day is some food holiday and it just all becomes a blur, right? 

Well, when my darling friend Greta told me that today was national margarita day she first and simply asked me if I liked margaritas. "Of course!" I said, while the vision of us out together, connecting over a yummy something away from work, kids, and routines popped into my head. I got excited and all she did was ask me if I liked margaritas! Then it hit me. It's not about the margaritas, or any national food day for that matter. It's about the connections made while enjoying them. It's about finding absolutely any excuse to put down our phones and pour out our hearts. So my challenge to you today is this, call (don't text) your mom, your daughter, your sister, or your best friend. Invite her over to celebrate the holiday, and lovingly prepare these yummy (and seasonal!) margaritas for you two to enjoy. And when she's there and you two are laughing and loving and healing each other's souls, you'll know you're truly celebrating something special.

Cheers my friend, I hope you enjoy this one.

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Blood Orange Margarita
Ingredients
  • 4 oz silver tequila
  • 2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 3 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 5 oz blood orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 4 tbsp agave nectar or simple syrup
  • ice, blood orange slices, and Himalayan (pink!) salt for garnish
Instructions
1. Pour a thin layer of Himalayan salt into a shallow dish. Using a small wedge of blood orange, wet the rim of each glass and dip one at a time into the salt, turning to fully coat the rim. Shake off excess salt and fill each glass with ice. 2. Half way fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in agave, blood orange juice, lime juice, tequila, and Grand Marnier. Shake for a few seconds and strain into prepared glass. Top each with a slice of blood orange and serve!
Details
Yield: 2 margaritas