When I think of the Super Bowl, only one cocktail comes to mind: the margarita. While I've never met a margarita I didn't like, from beer to blackberry to jalapeño, my current obsession is with blood orange margaritas. Blood oranges are in season, and they give the drink a beautiful vibrant color and lovely tart flavor. I prefer my margaritas straight up or on the rocks, but if you enjoy them blended, feel free to toss the ingredients into a blender with ice. Pair with a plate of spicy chorizo nachos and let the weekend begin! Here's the recipe.
Salt, optional for rimming the glass
1 blood orange, juiced
1 lime, juiced
2 ounces tequila
3/4 ounce orange liqueur
1/4 ounce agave nectar
- If desired, wet the rim of a margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip into a plate that is covered with salt. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the blood orange juice, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and agave nectar. Add ice and shake vigorously to combine.
- Pour out the ice from the glass and strain the shaker's contents into the chilled, salt-rimmed glass. Enjoy immediately!
- Drinks, Cocktails