Blood Moon Margarita

With the weather getting warmer and the sun starting to shine it gets me in the mood for summer. I crave all things citrus this time of year and blood oranges are one of my favorites. This is a perfect winter margarita because blood oranges are now in season but won’t be around for long so go get yours quick! Since I am not a fan of overly sweet drinks, I love using fresh squeezed juice. You will be throwing your sweet and sour mix out the window! 

Blood oranges have a fun vibrant color and a wonderfully sweet & tangy flavor which creates a unique, refreshing and oh so good marg. One sip & you’ll feel like your wastin’ away again in Margaritaville

Pair it with my Lentil Tacos for the perfect Taco Tuesday meal! 

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Blood Moon Margarita

Serving size: 2 cocktail margs

2 oz Tequila, a nice and smooth tequila that is, get the good stuff- you wont regret it! 

1 oz Triple Sec, Cointreau, or Grand Marnier - don't skimp here either. The cheaper you get the more sugary/syrupy it will be. 

1/2 a medium sized lime, save other 1/2 for garnish 

1 medium sized blood orange

Sweet/Spicy Rim

1 tsp Sugar 

1 tsp Salt

1/4-1/2 tsp Paprika 

On a small plate mix the sugar, salt & paprika. Wet the rim of 2 stemmed cocktail or margarita glasses by running a lime wedge along the rim. Dip/roll the rim into the sugar/salt/paprika mixture. This will add a little pizzaz to the drink & presentation. 

Next, squeeze the juice from the blood orange and 1/2 of the lime into a cocktail shaker. (I love using my citrus press, less mess & ensures you get all of the juice!) Add in the tequila & triple sec and top with ice. Now, shake it like a salt shaker! Strain into your 2 glasses & garnish with a thin slice of lime.

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Vieux Carré

A Vieux Carré is a smart, fun & sophisticated cocktail. The kind of drink you want to mix up when you're trying to impress. Drink with class, this is one to sip with your pinky up. Oh, you fancy huh? 


Serving size: 1 stiff cocktail or 2 little tasters 

1 tsp Bénédictine (a delightful french herbal liqueur) 

3/4 ounce Rye Whiskey

1/2 ounce Cognac, as Busta Rhymes would say "pass the Courvoisier"

1/2 ounce Sweet Vermouth 

Dash of Peychaud's bitters

Dash of Angostura bitters 

Lemon twist 

Combine all liquid ingredients into a mixing glass, fill with ice & stir well. Strain into an old fashioned cocktail glass, trace the rim with a lemon peel and use for garnish. 

à votre santé!