Desperate times call for tequila-based cocktails. But let’s keep out the added sweet and sour mix and sugary liqueurs. Truthfully, I don’t make fancy cocktails too often, but I saw a gorgeous blood orange at the store right at the beginning of this whole quarantine business, and if I didn’t use it, I would lose it, and blood oranges are too rare a treat to let go to waste. Cue the margarita-making music.
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Blood Orange Margarita (Low Carb, NSNG)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 ounces white tequila
- 1.5 ounces fresh squeezed juice of a blood orange
- 2 ounces lime Lacroix or similar soda water, or more to taste
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- Twist of blood orange peel
- Wet rim of old-fashioned glass or margarita glass with water, roll rim of glass in salt until edges are coated. Over ice, add tequila, blood orange juice, and soda water. Gently stir until mixed. Garnish with sprig of rosemary and squeeze the twist of blood orange peel over the drink to release the oil and add peel to top of drink for garnish. Serve.