Blood Orange Margaritas

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There’s something pretty great about kicking back with a cold, fresh margarita on a week night. I’ve recently been dabbling in mixing drinks and am having so much fun.

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On the day I made these, I did the unthinkable. I opened the windows and sliding door (to the deck) in our dining room area. It was finally over 40 degrees and I took advantage of it. I wanted some fresh air as I sipped my margarita and flipped through the latest issue of Food and Wine magazine. Katy Perry was playing in the background and I was just happy.

Casa Noble Tequila

Enter Casa Noble Tequila.

Casa Noble ultra premium tequila begins with carefully selected mature Blue Agave plants, which have met strict requirements for water and sugar content. They employ only traditional methods and slow cook their rich agave piñas for 38 hours in stove ovens. Then, using only the core and heart of the agaves, they extract the sweet nectar. Their fermentation process is 100% natural, followed by triple distillation. The result is a tequila so pure and full of Agave flavor that it has elevated the concept of tequila to new levels around the world.

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I couldn’t wait to try this tequila. And I knew I had to mix up something special . . so I bought some navel oranges, blood oranges (gotta get them fast while they are still in season!) and fresh sage and went to work.

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I’m no tequila expert but the Casa Noble Tequila was so smooth and these Blood Orange Margaritas were so delicious!  If you’re looking for a new margarita recipe.  . you must try this!

Enjoy and Happy Earth Day!

Blood Orange Margaritas
 
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MAKE AHEAD: The margarita recipe can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated, covered, overnight.
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice from 2-3 navel oranges
  • fresh juice from 2-3 blood oranges + 1 blood orange sliced
  • fresh lime juice from 1 lime
  • a splash of Cointreau or other triple sec
  • ¼ cup Casa Noble silver tequila
  • Kosher salt; for the glasses
  • Ice
  • 2 fresh sage sprigs or leaves

Instructions
  1. Using a large pitcher or large cocktail shaker, mix the fresh orange juice with the lime juice, Cointreau and Casa Noble silver tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Spread a small mound of kosher salt on a plate. Moisten the outer rim of 2 martini glasses with the blood orange wedge, then dip the rims into the salt to lightly coat.
  3. Add ice to the pitcher or cocktail shaker and stir or shake well, then strain into the prepared glasses. Garnish each margarita with a blood orange slice and a sage sprig and serve.

Recipe adapted from Food and Wine.

 

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Disclosure: I was provided the Casa Noble Tequila for review purposes and a small stipend to purchase ingredients. I was not compensated for this post. As always, all opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

 

 

 

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20 Responses to "Blood Orange Margaritas"

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  1. Alice

    April 22, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Midweek Margaritas are the best, followed by middle of the day siestas. They mightn’t always happen, but when they do they’re great! (Most usually on holiday ;)

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    • hipfoodiemom

      April 22, 2014 at 6:07 am

      Agreed!! Thank you, Alice!

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  2. Allie | Baking a Moment

    April 22, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Ooh, I love that you added sage! What a great combo, and the photos are gorgeous! That orange color really pops against the blue background ;)

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    • hipfoodiemom

      April 23, 2014 at 6:09 am

      Thanks so much, Allie! You have to try this margarita! delicious!

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  3. Bee

    April 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Oh, this looks so refreshing! I’ve been really into blood orange cocktails lately especially after my friend’s distillery came out with the blood orange vodka. Will have to go back and look at your gin drink also!

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    • hipfoodiemom

      April 23, 2014 at 6:09 am

      Thanks so much, Bee!!! How are you?

      Reply
  4. The Hungry Mum

    April 23, 2014 at 4:18 am

    ooh la la! What a fancy drink – could I have one right NOW? #TIA

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    • hipfoodiemom

      April 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

      Thank you so much!! Happy Earth Day!

      Reply
  5. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    April 23, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Wow – this is a gorgeous looking drink! Orange is my favorite color, so you know I’m totally digging this! Pinned!

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    • hipfoodiemom

      April 23, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks so much, Kristi!

      Reply
  6. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

    April 23, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. I want one for breakfast! ;)

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    • hipfoodiemom

      April 23, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you so much, Brenda! :)

      Reply
  7. Carrie @ poet in the pantry

    April 23, 2014 at 11:55 am

    That is one gorgeous cocktail! Love your use of blood oranges here!

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    • hipfoodiemom

      April 23, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks so much, Carrie!! You have to try it!

      Reply
  8. Miss Kim @ behgopa

    April 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I so want one right now! It would definitely make my work day go by faster. I love blood orange. Wow sipping on cocktail on a lovely day, while listening to music and flipping through good reads sounds heavenly!

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    • hipfoodiemom

      April 23, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you, Aera! That was a rare day!

      Reply
  9. Alyssa (Everyday Maven)

    April 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Nice! That tequila sounds divine! Real margaritas are my drink of choice. Can’t wait for the warm weather to stick around so I can start making some.

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  10. Donna

    April 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Try mixing sugar and salt for the rim….sweet and salty!

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    • hipfoodiemom

      April 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Donna, great idea!!

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  11. Donna @ Simply Delish

    April 25, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Try mixing sugar and salt for the rim…sweet and salty!

    Reply

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