Perfect Blood Orange Margarita

Perfect Blood Orange Margarita

Oh 2014, where are you going?  I cannot believe it is May, nor can I believe the 7 year anniversary of Chez Us is literally around the corner.  To kick off the celebration, I whipped up the perfect blood orange margarita, which happens to be the first thing I blogged about.  More about that to come …..

It was hot, hot, hot the other day in Oakland, and we really needed to cool off.   I stumbled upon a few of the last blood oranges in our market, and decided it was a great day to cool off over margaritas.  Since limes are scarce this year, I am all about using other available citrus during margarita season, which I think is officially begins May 1.  Don’t worry if you cannot find blood oranges in your market, regular oranges work too.  At times I can find blood orange concentrate in the juice or frozen juice aisles, so be sure to look there, as well.  What really kicks this margarita up a notch is the addition of ginger, as it gives it a subtle spiciness, where people always wonder what that secret ingredient is.

Ingredients

  • shaker
  • cocktail microplane
Read the whole recipe on Chez Us