It’s National Margarita Day

It’s #NationalMargaritaDay so I ask, how do you like yours? Have a great recipe I can try “tonight“? 😉  Here’s one for my favorite kind of Margie, blood orange…enjoy!

Made with fresh blood oranges, limes, agave nectar, tequila and a tiny hint of vanilla. Amounts listed below = 1 drink so multiply as necessary.


2 ounces silver/blanco tequila

2 ounces fresh blood orange juice (about 1 large blood orange, juiced)

1 ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 lime, juiced)

1 teaspoon light agave nectar

1 tiny drop pure vanilla extract (optional)

Salt and brown sugar rim (use all salt if you want)

2 teaspoons kosher sea salt and/or Himalayan salt

1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)

Lime wedges

If you’ve been preparing for this day like I have, blood orange ice cubes add a nice touch 😉


Mix together the salt and sugar on a small plate (preferably one just slightly larger than the top of your margarita glass). Run a wedge of the blood orange around the top of your glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt blend at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to catch the salt. Add ice cubes to your glass and set it aside.

Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed blood orange and lime juice and agave nectar. If desired, add a drop of vanilla extract (don’t pour it straight from the bottle, try the blunt end of a fork as a dropper).

Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of blood orange, if desired.

Recommended tequila: Milagro, Malinalli or any other 100% agave silver tequila. Voila!

I have an extra special reason to celebrate, look what landed in my mailbox today ugh!!!

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