Blood Orange Margarita
Margarita de Naranja Rosa
Servings: 9 12-ounce cocktails
- 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup 100% agave silver tequila
- 1/2 cup Cointreau
- 2 cups fresh blood orange juice (you’ll need about 6 juicy blood oranges)
- A lime half for moistening the glass rims
- Kosher (coarse) salt
- Ice cubes (you’ll need about 6 cups—small ones are best)
- In a large pitcher, stir together the lime juice, sugar and 3/4 cup water until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the tequila, Cointreau and blood orange juice.
- Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
- Moisten the rims of three 6-ounce martini glasses with the cut side of a lime half.
- Spread coarse salt on a small plate, then upend the glasses into the salt to crust the rims.
- Fill a cocktail shaker about 3/4 full of ice and measure in 1 1/2 cups of the margarita for 3 drinks.
- Cover and shake for about 15 seconds to thoroughly chill the mixture.
- Strain into the prepared glasses and hand to your guests.
- When you’re ready, finish the remaining margaritas in the same way.