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
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)
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
It’s almost bathing suit season! Which means you still have to bust your butt in the gym until the pools open. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a cocktail every now and then.
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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.