Here it is. The obligatory Cinco de Mayo margarita post. I’ve been saving my last two blood oranges all week just to make these margaritas. What?https://www.instagram.com/p/Y1TV86uPOT/
It’s just that blood oranges are the perfect sweet-tart flavor for a kick-ass margarita. But I only had two. And I would feel bad to sit and drink my margarita in front of the hubby without sharing.https://www.instagram.com/p/Y1TEYcOPN6/
So I added mango. And then I surprised the hubby on the back deck with drinks after he finished mowing the yard last night. Aren’t I a good wife?
You don’t need the Grand Marnier float for these margaritas, but I try to use Grand Marnier whenever possible. Don’t you? I also chose not to use any sweetener, because the mango puree is plenty sweet for us. If you want a sweeter margarita, you could add 2 ounces of simple syrup. I was considering how a spicy, yet smoky, chipotle simple syrup could just be the perfect addition to this margarita. Hmm, I feel a second
round attempt coming.
Blood Orange-Mango Margarita
2 oz. blood orange juice
1 oz. lime juice
6 oz. mango puree
4 oz. tequila
Grand Marnier splash
lime wheel and mango slice, for garnish
Combine blood orange juice, lime juice, mango puree, and tequila in a mixing glass and stir. Pour over crushed ice in two margarita glasses and top with a splash of Grand Marnier. Garnish with a lime wheel and mango slice, if desired.
Makes 2 cocktails.
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