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Blood Orange Sorbet Margarita Recipe

Happy Hour: Blood Orange Sorbet Margarita

San Francisco has seen some of its warmest days this year in the past week. And in what I'd like to call exceptional timing, a rather generous shipment of gelato arrived at my doorstep. It was as though some frozen dessert fairy godmother heeded my call for a bracing heat-quencher.

I could've simply dug in with a spoon, but my happy hour spirit got the best of me. I took Ciao Bella's advice and made a slushy margarita with the blood-red sorbet. It hit the Indian Summer spot this week, but I'll be serving it punch-bowl style for Halloween next week as well. For a fun twist on the classic margarita, read more.

Blood Orange Sorbet Margarita

Blood Orange Sorbet Margarita

Blood Orange Sorbet Margarita


2 ounces tequila
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 scoop (about 3 ounces) softened blood orange sorbet (recommended: Ciao Bella Blood Orange Sorbet)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain slowly over ice into a margarita glass (salt rim optional).

Makes 1 drink.

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Lizzie-Fuhr Lizzie-Fuhr 5 years
I love, love, love Ciao Bella's flavors. This drink looks like the perfect cocktail for a Halloween happy hour.
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