Life has a way of getting crazy, and things tend to fall by the wayside. Like this blog. In a perfect world, I would have time to post everyday. But somehow that never seems to happen. I get sidetracked by job hunting, working at my current job, staying on top of my freelance writing gigs, trying to maintain a clean apartment, trying to organize and decorate said apartment, going to Robbie’s shows, trying to take care of myself and be healthy… Basically, there is never a shortage of things to do, and there never seems to be time anymore to do all the things I want to do after all the things I HAVE to do are done. I’m working on fixing this.
Where was I going with all this? I originally made this delicious cocktail recipe during a summer visit to Lake Mead in Nevada, when the temperature was 115° outside. And am just getting around to posting it now, thus why it is seasonally out of place. I am all about hot toddys and spiked cider now, not citrus margaritas! But it would be a shame to let this recipe go to waste, and it is still hot out here in southern CA, so why not make margaritas?
I found this recipe on Beer Girl Cooks, which is a delightful website full of beer fun. Check it out, or look her up on Pinterest. She always posts a bunch of great recipes! I couldn’t find some of the ingredients in the original recipe, so here is my adapted version:
Blood Orange Wit Margarita
AUTHOR: Rachelle, Beer Girl Cooks – Altered by: Natalie Bates | YIELD AMOUNT: 2 margaritas
- Juice of 1 orange (blood orange if you can find one, about 6 tablespoons)
- 8 oz silver tequila
- 4 oz triple sec
- 1 can blood orange wit beer
- Margarita salt for the rim
- Lime and orange slices to garnish, optional
- Combine orange juice, tequila, and triple sec in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake
- Pour some beer in a bowl and margarita salt in another bowl
- Dip the rims of two tall pint size glasses into the beer then the salt to coat
- Add ice to the glasses, pour tequila mixture over ice, top with remaining beer, garnish with orange and lime slices if using
This drink was so tasty! The original recipe called for blood orange gose and blood orange juice, so I definitely will be wanting to try making these again when I can find those ingredients. But, if you’re like me and can’t seem to find those things anywhere, subbing in other juices and other types of beer (as long as they are citrusy) works just fine!
Enjoy this beverage anytime you want it to feel like summer.
Recipe by Beer Girl Cooks. Check out her website for more great recipe ideas!