Mr. Bee has been perfecting his recipe for blood orange margaritas. We first had this liquid sunshine when we went to San Antonio back in June. For a little July 4th celebration we hosted for our neighbors, he worked and worked until he came up with the perfect blend of ingredients. I have to say it was fun helping him taste each batch. Here’s his recipe…
3 parts Blood Orange Juice (no fear, there is no blood involved. It’s a type of orange that makes a lovely shade of dark reddish orange). You can use either fresh juice or ready made.
2 parts Tequila
1 part Cointreau
1/2 part fresh lime juice
1/2 part simple syrup or agave nectar.
For the party he made the simple syrup which is one part sugar, one part water simmered on the stove. He added a few sprigs of fresh mint and let the mint steep in the syrup. That was my favorite version. If you have the time, I recommend this step.
Chill the ingredients and pour over ice. We prefer on the rocks, but you could also freeze it.