Blood Orange Margarita {Beard and Bonnet}

Well Beard & Bonnet friends, we made it through another week and it is finally Friday!!! I don’t know about you, but I can feel the fall rush looming already and I must admit I am exhilarated because it is my favorite time of the year. When we left Atlanta at the end of the school year in May we had no idea how great of a summer was waiting for us and although it has been a fun ride we are all ready for the structure of the school year to get us back on track.  I think that of all of the past summers we have spent together as a family by far this one will be the most memorable for all of us. So to celebrate the final 2 1/2 weeks before school starts here in Long Beach, Todd and I thought we would share our most recent cocktail obsession, Blood Orange Margaritas!! 

This past summer we saw a lot of places and savored a lot of Margarita’s! We sipped southern style margaritas in Memphis, stellar margaritas in Oklahoma, and New Mexico style spicy margaritas in Santa Fe. We have tested margaritas infused with every flavor profile under the sun from pomegranate and ginger to green chile. They were all delicious although there were a few stand outs like the aloe and coconut water margarita Todd recently experienced in L.A.

We love a complex margarita when we are out, but when mixing margaritas at home we like to keep it simple and laid back. After all, the goal of a weekend cocktail at home is to enjoy the time together slowly sipping and savoring while catching up from the past week.  We don’t fuss about the glass, we leave off the salt, and we stir instead of shake. Don’t judge, just go with it, simplicity can be good and simple margarita’s at home with the one you love is great! 

What is the best margarita you have ever had? 

Blood Orange Margarita
Serves 1
The perfect cocktail for any occasion! The flavors of blood orange and lime mingle with tequila and orange liqueur for a cocktail that is nothing short of spectacular.
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Total Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 oz. blanco/white tequila
  2. 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
  3. 6 oz. Aranciata Rossa San Pellegrino (Blood Orange)
  4. juice of 1 lime wedge
  5. ice
Instructions
  1. Fill an 8 ounce glass with ice. Pour in the tequila, Grand Marnier, San Pellegrino, and the lime juice. Stir to combine and garnish with an orange wheel.
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8 Responses to Blood Orange Margarita (Gluten Free and Vegan)

  1. Yum. Yup. This is why we’re friends. Well, this and a whole bunch of other things. But, ya know… Margs don’t hurt.

  2. Grace says:

    Odd question, but where did you get that glass? It’s gorgeous!

    • Meg says:

      Hi Grace, not an odd question at all. Thank you! It is an antique glass that was given to me about 12 years ago with a decanter by my great Aunt. I had just moved out on my own and it was a set that I adored from her personal collection.

  3. Abby says:

    Where did you get the arrow toothpick that is through the fruit? These were awesome!

    • Meg says:

      Funny you should mention that, we are actually working on a shop for Beard and Bonnet that will be opening online in September and we will have a few sets of these vintage arrow picks for sale! I hope you like the cocktail, and stay tuned for when the store launches.:)

  4. That sounds so utterly refreshing, it’s been a while since I’ve had a margarita.

    • Meg says:

      Thanks Sylvie! I have to admit there isn’t much more that I need to wrap up a hot day than one of these in my hand.

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