Blood Orange Hibiscus Margaritas

Blood Orange Hibiscus Margaritas

Blood Orange Hibiscus Margaritas

I have a serious craving for blood oranges during the winter months. I love them as snacks, on desserts, and in salads. In honor of National Margarita Day, I decided to share my love for blood oranges and make some yummy blood orange hibiscus lime margaritas. 

This margarita recipe is a little different than your traditional margarita because it uses fresh blood orange juice and hibiscus-lime soda. The hibiscus adds a floral essence to the traditional margarita. The sweet and tart flavors are perfect for any occasion. Check out the recipe below. 

Blood Orange Hibiscus Margarita

Ingredients

2 ounces el Jimador silver tequila

1/2 Triple Sec

Four blood oranges, squeezed 

Two limes, squeezed

1 tsp simple syrup 

A splash of hibiscus lime soda ( preferred brand Joai)

Instructions

In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients. Pour into a glass rimmed with salt (optional). Garnish with a lime or blood orange. 

*Tequila for this recipe was provided by el Jimador

 

Happy Hour: Skinny Blood Orange Margaritas

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I know it’s a little early in the morning to be thinking about Happy Hour, but its 5 o’clock somewhere right?? The weather was perfect this weekend in Atlanta. The sun was shining and the high was in the 70’s. Can you believe it’s January? I spent the weekend in t-shirts and jeans, which was so nice! It was the perfect weather for Margaritas. So I decided to use my favorite winter citrus fruit, a Blood Orange and mix up a light refreshing drink.

So I created a skinny Blood Orange Margarita, which is under 130 calories. Check out the recipe below:

Skinny Blood Orange Margaritas

Serving Size 3

1/2 cup of freshly squeezed blood orange juice. ( About 4 large blood oranges)

8 oz of Clear Premium Tequila (count 1, 2 ,3, 4,5,6 while you pour, no need for measuring)

Freshly squeezed Juice of 4 limes

2 Tablespoons of Blue Agave Nectar

1/2 cup of crushed ice

Tiny splash of Orange Liquor

Add everything to a blender and blend.

While the mix is blending run fresh lime juice around the rim of the glasses and add about 4 tablespoons of sea salt to a small saucer. Then flip glasses downward onto the salt and turn glasses clockwise. The salt should stick to the rim of the glasses. Pour drink into glasses and Enjoy! Add a lime slice or a blood orange slice for a garnish.