Countdown to Cinco de Mayo: Blood Orange-Mango Margaritas

Blood Orange-Mango Margaritas #seekarendrink #nofilter

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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?

Pretty Blood Orange-Mango Margaritas #seekarendrink #nofilter

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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.

Porch drinks...Blood Orange-Mango Margarita #seekarendrink

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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 Margaritas #seekarendrink #nofilter

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Blood Orange-Mango Margarita

2 oz. blood orange juice
1 oz. lime juice
6 oz. mango puree
4 oz. tequila
crushed ice
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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