Besides experimenting with paint colors lately, I’ve also been pinning cocktails that look interesting.  So, in the spirit of investigative blogging, I picked up some blood oranges last week and made

Blood Orange Margaritas!

They are very good, I highly recommend trying them while the blood oranges are available.

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Here’s the recipe

Makes: 2 servings

2 limes, zest and juiced
1 tablespoon flaky sea salt (for the rim)
1 cup ice
1 to 2 tablespoons agave nectar (depending on the sweetness from your oranges and your preference)
3/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
4 ounces tequila

In a shallow plate, gently toss the sea salt and zests from the limes together.

Rub the rims of your glasses with a lime wedge and dip the rims in the lime zest and salt mixture.  In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, agave, lime juice, blood orange juice and tequila, and shake for about 30 seconds.

Evenly divide the cocktail into the prepared glasses.  Garnish with a wedge of lime and a slice of blood orange.  Add a couple pieces of ice if desired.  Enjoy.

Take Care

~Karen

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