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Blood Orange Margarita

Step up your Summer Cocktail game and get mixing and stirring with the best Margarita you have ever sipped on.

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Cocktail Ingredients:

- 2 ounces silver/blanco tequila

- 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice (about 1 large blood orange, juiced)

- San Pellegrino

- 1 ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 lime, juiced)

- 1 tsp simple syrup 1 drop of vanilla extract


1. Grab your salt and sugar and mix together on a small plate.

2. Slice a lime into a wedge and rub it around the rim of your glass.

3. Dip the top of your glass onto the sugar and salt plate and roll it from side to side to ensure the rim is fully covered. Set aside.

4. Fill your chosen glass with ice cubes.

5. Grab your cocktail shaker and mix in your Tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, sugar syrup and a drop of vanilla extract.

6. Pop the lid on your shaker and shake, shake, shake for 30 seconds.

7. Strain your ingredients over your cocktail glass and there you have it!

What exactly is Blood orange?

Blood orange is a variety of your classic orange but it has a crimson red coloured flesh (the name makes sense now right?) Although Blood Orange can be hard to find in NZ, you can find these in the drink aisles at the supermarket in a liquid form from brands such as San Pellegrino. Unlike normal oranges, the blood orange has a more complex flavour that is filled with a slightly tart and more floral palate.